Essay Submission

Assessed work will routinely be using the Turnitin Detection System. This means that for all assessed coursework (other than regular language work) you will be required to submit the following by the deadline:

  • An electronic copy via a dedicated Moodle course.

The Turnitin System is designed to detect examples of plagiarism in student work, and this policy is in line with UCL Best Practice. On UCL’s plagiarism policy, see the SELCS webpage Plagiarism and non-Originality.

The system works as follows:

  • All MA programmes have a dedicated Moodle course labelled ‘...Submission of Assessed Coursework 2013-14’. This will be visible to you whenever you login to Moodle using your UCL userid.
  • When you enter the dedicated Moodle site you will see a list of MA programmes, module codes and titles.
  • Click on the module for which you need to submit coursework. You will see information about the submission deadline and, at the top of the page, a tab labelled ‘My Submissions’.
  • To submit your work, type your candidate ID and the essay title into the box, browse your files and find the correct one; read the ‘Declaration of Ownership’ and click on the box if you are able to confirm all four points; then click on ‘Add Submission’ to upload your file.
  • You will automatically receive an email to your UCL account confirming that you have successfully submitted your work.
  • Within an hour you should be able to view the ‘Similarity Score and Originality Report’ on your work. For Guidance on submitting work via Turnitin in Moodle and interpreting this information, click here.
  • You may resubmit your work electronically up to the deadline, as long as there is a gap of at least 24 hours between submissions. Late submissions will be accepted but will be identified as late.  

Further Information