Turnitin is an online system that checks documents for similarities with published sources. We ask all students to submit their coursework via Turnitin as a matter of course. Turnitin helps us to identify any bits of text in student work that have been taken from published documents. We can then check if the material has been cited properly and the original author or source acknowledged.
You should always check your own work carefully before submitting it for assessment. This is to avoid losing marks for poor scholarship or being penalised for plagiarism. The good news is that most tutors will set up a ‘draft checker’ link that you can run your work to BEFORE you submit it for marking. If you don’t see a draft checker link on your module web, ask the module leader to set up a draft checker link you can use.