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Turnitin Instructions

Turnitin is a software application that allows you to check your research papers and dissertations electronically against all Internet and digitized documents to ensure adequate quoting, paraphrasing, and referencing. The software is now available to all GSEP students through Courses powered by Sakai, so you can now independently check your documents and prevent plagiarism.


GSEP has purchased a license with Grammarly@EDU for all of its students. To sign up:

1. Go to  

2. Click "Join your organization."

3. Provide your name, email, and password.

4. Check your inbox for the email and click on the activation link.

5. Insert this access code when prompted: fwXQZ3uJGfscjucz

6. You should now have access to GSEP's premium Grammarly account.


Download the Apps
To make sure you get the most out of Grammarly, we have some additional helpful features for Internet browsers, emails, and the desktop! All components can be downloaded from or at the links below:

Browser extensions:

 APA Format

 ESL Resources

 The Dissertation Process

Links to Dissertation Samples:

Links to some good school-specific sites that provide additional guidelines for developing and formatting dissertations as well as links to text and Web resources for dissertation writers:

 Writing, Grammar and Mechanics

 Plagiarism and How to Avoid it

 Writing Tips and Strategies (YouTube Videos)

Our YouTube channel provides recorded webinars from Pepperdine GSEP Writing Support services: Pepperdine GSEP: Writing Support on YouTube

Visit Assistant Manager of Writing Support Julie Stiegemeyer's YouTube channel for writing tips on a variety of topics: Julie Stiegemeyer's YouTube Channel

Click Below for More

 List of Independent Text/APA Editors

Please note that Pepperdine does not guarantee the quality of, or student satisfaction with, their work. Please contact the individual editors for information about services and fees.

Tammy Ditmore (Text and APA editing)
Phone: (805) 630-6809

Barbara Fisher, M.A., M.F.A. (Text and APA editing)
Phone: (510) 697-1690

Rebekka Helford, M.A., M.F.T. (Text and APA editing)
Phone: (310) 927-3957

Sarah Kaip, M.A. (Text and APA editing)
Phone: (360) 970-0939

Sara Mack, Psy.D. (Text and APA editing)
Phone:  610-996-8316

Annette Gilzene, Ed.D. (APA editing)
Phone: (310) 559-2675

Christina Mosher, Ed.D. (APA editing)
Phone: (310) 927-9575

Joe Velazquez (APA editing)
Phone: (310) 446-1142