Writing Support Resources


Turnitin Instructions: Updated 11.2018

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 https://www.grammarly.com/edu/signup  
2. Click "Join your organization."
3. Provide your name, @pepperdine.edu 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.

APA Format

ESL Resources

The Dissertation Process

Writing and Mechanics

  • Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) – This is a good source for general writing resources as well as instructional materials. Contains an array of information ranging from ESL resources, to creative writing support and setting-specific writing guidelines.

Plagiarism and How to Avoid it