AHS English Stylebook

TurnItIn.com Policy

Accepted January 2007
  1. The English teacher will assign a due date for each assignment to be submitted on turnitin.com.
  2. The student will have forty-eight (48) hours prior to the due date to submit his or her assignment on turnitin.com.
  3. The student will have the opportunity, during the forty-eight hour period, to revise his or her assignment and resubmit it on turnitin.com.
  4. On the due date at the beginning of class, the student will be responsible for handing in a hard copy of the assignment as submitted on turnitin.com to his or her English teacher.  Additionally, the assignment must be posted on turnitin.com at that time or it will be considered late.
  5. No final assignment will be accepted and/or graded until after the text is submitted to turnitin.com.
All papers must be submitted electronically using the commercial website called Turnitin.com.
This will not cost you any money, and your email address will not be used for any purpose other than communications associated with your papers.

You should register at the site during the first week of class.  In case you have trouble (unlikely) with your registration, you’ll have time to get help before the first paper is due.  You may be able to register in the classroom if you’re uncomfortable doing this at home.

Here’s the procedure:

1. Logon to www.turnitin.com
2.  If you don’t have an account from last year, click on Create a user profile in the upper right-hand corner.  To register, please use your real name and the following information which you will get from your English teacher:
Record your Personal Password  = __________________ (must include at least 2 letters and a number).
Use your real name on this website, not a pseudonym.  Pseudonyms make finding papers very difficult for your instructor.

Once you have added your English class, you can submit a paper if it’s in the proper format.  The site accepts the following formats: Microsoft Word (.doc - not Microsoft Works), WordPerfect (.wpd), Rich Text Format (.rtf), PostScript, Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), and HyperText Mark-up Language (.html or .htm).
  1. Click on the submit button next to the desired assignment on your class page. 
  2. Select “file upload” from the submission pulldown menu.
  3. Enter the paper’s title, not the name of the assignment.
  4. Click the browse button and locate your paper on your computer and click on it to highlight it.
  5. Click on the submit button. 
  6. On the next page displayed you will be asked to confirm the text of your submission. 
  7. If the text checks out, click “yes, submit” to finalize your submission.  If not, try again!
If you do not use one of the accepted word processor formats, you must:
  1. click the submit button next to the desired assignment.
  2. Select “cut and paste” from the pulldown menu.
  3. Enter the paper’s title.
  4. cut your paper from your word processor screen and paste it into a text window.
After submitting each paper you will receive a digital receipt which, in case of a dispute, is your proof that you submitted the paper.