Interpreting Turnitin originality reports

The FSE eLearning Team has designed a short workshop to help academics interpret Turnitin originality reports. The 90 minute session will provide an overview of some of the benefits and limitations of Turnitin, and an insight into some of the common mistakes made by students in citation, paraphrasing and use of quotations.  You will also learn about some of the tricks that students may use to try to fool Turnitin.  We hope that the workshop will encourage discussion among participants, and will give you some guidance on how to proceed if you do come across a suspected case of plagiarism or collusion.

The workshop is open to all FSE teaching and support staff and lasts one hour.  It is being launched as a stand-alone workshop on Tuesday 30 May 2017 at 4pm (EPSELT022), and in a 2 hour course combined with how to mark assignments in Turnitin on Wednesday 24 May at 2.30pm or Thursday 1 June at 2.30pm (EPSELT023).  To book your place, please go to the University’s online training catalogue and search for the relevant training courses – EPSELT022 or EPSELT023.

If these times are inconvenient, we can schedule School-specific workshops for small groups at a date and time convenient to you – just get in touch with


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