Yale Center for Teaching and Learning


Turnitin compares a student paper against a wide range of sources, and generates a report highlighting passages in the submitted paper that have phrasing similar to published material.

The Poorvu Center has organized resources to help faculty use Turnitin to improve student writing. Faculty and students can use Turnitin to see patterns of source use and misuse, and these patterns can help guide revised teaching, writing, and revision practices. If you use Turnitin in your courses, please review the Teaching with Turnitin section of the Poorvu Center website.