The Sources in Student Writing -
Higher Education

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“Which online sources do college students most frequently use in their written work?”

“What do students’ sources suggest about their approach to online research?”

This study examines the Internet sources higher education students use in their written work and the implications of their choices. It is based on an analysis of over 112 million content matches from more than 28 million student papers submitted to Turnitin between July 2011 and June 2012. Included are recommendations for educators on how to improve student research and citation skills.

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"With Turnitin, students learn what it means to write a real paper using academic sources."

Kerri Hogue, Adjunct Professor, Santa Rosa Junior College, CA