Announced at ISTE 2022, Turnitin Draft Coach integrates with Microsoft Word for the web
Turnitin Draft Coach, which first launched as a Google Docs add-on, provides tools and a framework for students to pre-check their work before submitting it. It helps improve students’ writing and research skills by providing feedback on: 1) text similarity; 2) quotes in APA, Chicago, and MLA formats; and 3) fundamental grammar, mechanics, usage and structure. And using AI, Draft Coach can quickly identify citation and grammar issues in large bodies of work.
Unlike other checkers that only report or fix writing issues automatically, Draft Coach provides step-by-step in-app instructions on how students can fix these issues in real-time, helping students think things through. critically to feedback and independently improve their work before submission.
“The most common forms of academic integrity issues are the result of skill and knowledge gaps,” said Turnitin’s chief product officer. Annie Chechitelli. “With an increasingly complex research environment, students need reliable information and tools to help them understand how to properly credit their sources and convey their message as they write.”
“Our university has found Draft Coach to be a great tool for students and faculty to improve academic integrity. Draft Coach helps our students validate their writing skills,” said Fernando Fajardodirector of technology at the Universidad Autónoma de Chile.
For teachers, Draft Coach streamlines feedback and submission workflows because it allows students to address citation, grammar, and academic integrity issues earlier in the writing process. “Draft Coach is truly a coach. Not only does Draft Coach point something out, but he helps students understand what’s wrong so they can make changes. […],” said Beth Revorhigh school library information specialist in Chantilly, Virginia. “Draft Coach is also a great tool for educators to give formative feedback.”
“By integrating Draft Coach with Microsoft Word, one of the schools’ favorite writing software, more students can be sure they’re submitting their best original work,” continued Chechitelli, who also shared information about the academic integrity in ISTE EdTech Industry Network Summit on June 26.
Recognized by EdTech Awards by EdTech Digest, EdTech Breakthrough Awards, Stevie Awards, and Tech & Learning, Turnitin Draft Coach is available to those with an institutional subscription to Google Workspace or Microsoft 365 and a license to Turnitin Feedback Studio or Turnitin Originality .
Learn more about Turnitin Draft Coach. ISTELive 22 participants can participate in a learning session or speak with a specialist in person at Turnitin Booth 518.
Turnitin is a global company dedicated to ensuring educational integrity and significantly improving learning outcomes. For more than 20 years, Turnitin has partnered with educational institutions to promote honesty, consistency, and fairness in all areas and types of assessment. Turnitin products are used by educational institutions and certification and licensing programs to maintain integrity and increase learning performance, as well as by students and professionals to do their best original work.
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