Turnitin at Woodhill College
As a teacher, one is always looking for better systems to assist in making marking easier. This is
currently my 19th year of teaching and I must say that I am really impressed by Turnitin. Not only
does it make marking easier, but it has changed my assessment strategies. It makes it so easy to
manage my pupils’ assessment as well track their strengths and weaknesses. It allows me to give
immediate feedback to my pupils without waiting to see them for the next lesson. Not only can my
pupils see my feedback but I can see who has accessed and read my feedback. The essay writing
process is no longer a struggle because Turnitin allows me to involve every pupil in self-assessment,
peer assessment and teacher assessment, both formally and/or informally.
Making use of Turnitin for almost 3 years I cannot see myself going back to checking lists for handing
in projects, spending hours checking for plagiarism and fighting with parents/pupils over not
I fully endorse Turnitin. It has given me time back that I can spend with my family.
Life Orientation Teacher