In this recording, Alison Black shares the ‘tricks’ that students may use to fool Turnitin. Turnitin does not detect plagiarism, but instead checks the student’s work against a database for similarity to other students’ work and flags it for the marker to review.
Alison also highlights the need for a culture that sees Turnitin as an educative tool that can help students improve their writing, for example, paraphrasing, rather than a punitive tool, and shares marking criteria and lesson ideas with this approach in mind.
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