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The importance of e-submissions

Education Officer, Bethan Hunt Education Officer, Bethan Hunt, talks about her traumatic experiences of traveling across counties t

In an article in this week's Badger, Education Officer, Bethan Hunt, talks about her experiences with paper submissions and debunks a few common misconceptions about e-submissions.

Bethan, who is originally from Manchester, spent 5 hours in January traveling between her family home and Sussex University to hand in two essays totalling 8,000 words.

E-submissions are currently being slowly rolled-out to make sure that the process completely works before it is relied upon to deal with 3rd year hand-ins and postgraduate work.

Bethan brought up concerns that some students have about the move towards e-submissions meaning that students who exceed word limits would receive harsh penalties, on this subject she said:

There seems to be some concern that this system will be used to heavily monitor word counts in a big brother style format, 2 words over and you will receive zero. This is not true. The e-submissions system does not allow tutors to see an exact word count figure.

Bethan also spoke about concerns over tighter monitoring of plagarism:

Turnitin is not a plagarism detector, it flags any unoriginal text- even when in quotation marks or a commonly used phrase. For this reason tutors have been trained to properly interpret the score that Turnitin produces, a high score does not mean a plagarised piece of work and tutors are trained to deal with this.

Read Bethan's full story, entitiled Why e-submissions are important to Sussex in this week's Badger.

 

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