Turnitin is an originality checking service available to students at the University of Plymouth. It is provided as a tool to help you develop best practice for using and citing other people's work. It can help you develop your academic writing skills over time by highlighting opportunities for improvement in areas such as referencing and paraphrasing. When you submit a document to Turnitin it will check it against thousands of online sources such as websites, journal articles and in some cases against other student work in Plymouth or other Universities.
At the University of Plymouth, you will have access to use Turnitin via our online submission tool within Moodle, our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). You will have the opportunity to use Turnitin multiple times within each submission to allow you to utilise the information on your originality report to improve your work each time and develop your academic writing.