Integrating Turnitin in Teaching Essay Writing for Tertiary Education

Hasan Zainnuri, Dewi Cahyaningrum, Sri Haryati

Abstract

Many intermediate students find that essay writing is challenging and many teachers struggle to find methods to teach the skill successfully. Turnitin is known as the platform of text matching software to detect plagiarism and as a tool allowing teachers to integrate a model for writing instruction into students’ assignments, comments, and ongoing assessments. Turnitin allows teachers to focus on specific content lessons such as idea development, sentence fluency, words choice, and organization. This article reports the implementation of using Turnitin and services as instructional support tools for formative assessment in teaching essay writing for tertiary education, rather than just for plagiarism prevention. The idea of integrating this software is to explore how Turnitin helps teachers do the following: 1) discuss academic integrity with students, 2) teach essay writing techniques for tertiary education, 3) teach students to cite sources properly, and 4) build better essay writing skills in students. Some services included in Turnitin that will be implemented in this study are Originality Check plagiarism, GradeMark, and PeerMark. Fifteen second-grade university students taking essay writing class participated in this study. This paper reports the result of a case study research for intermediate students mainly talking about (1) the idea of integrating Turnitin to develop students’ essay writing skill and improve awareness of academic integrity and (2) practical model of integrating Turnitin as instructional support tools in teaching essay writing completed with its challenges. In this study, steps and integration of Turnitin in teaching essay writing are explained and discussed. In addition, students’ perceptions regarding the strength of Turnitin are analyzed.

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Zainnuri H., Cahyaningrum D. and Haryati S. (2017). Integrating Turnitin in Teaching Essay Writing for Tertiary Education.In The Tenth Conference on Applied Linguistics and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology Conference in collaboration with The First International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education - Volume 1: CONAPLIN and ICOLLITE, ISBN 978-989-758-332-2, pages 160-165. DOI: 10.5220/0007163801600165


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@conference{conaplin and icollite17,
author={Hasan Zainnuri and Dewi Cahyaningrum and Sri Haryati},
title={Integrating Turnitin in Teaching Essay Writing for Tertiary Education},
booktitle={The Tenth Conference on Applied Linguistics and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology Conference in collaboration with The First International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education - Volume 1: CONAPLIN and ICOLLITE,},
year={2017},
pages={160-165},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007163801600165},
isbn={978-989-758-332-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - The Tenth Conference on Applied Linguistics and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology Conference in collaboration with The First International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education - Volume 1: CONAPLIN and ICOLLITE,
TI - Integrating Turnitin in Teaching Essay Writing for Tertiary Education
SN - 978-989-758-332-2
AU - Zainnuri H.
AU - Cahyaningrum D.
AU - Haryati S.
PY - 2017
SP - 160
EP - 165
DO - 10.5220/0007163801600165