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Turnitin Draft Coach for Google Docs

Northwest Nazarene University provides access to the Turnitin plagiarism service.

What is the benefit of the Turnitin Draft Coach?

  • Use the information in Turnitin Draft Coach to help you improve your writing prior to submitting a final copy to your teacher.
  • Create your paper in Google Docs or copy and paste from another word processor into Google Docs, then run the Draft Coach add-on.
  • Draft Coach helps you spot plagiarism and similarity issues while you write your assignment drafts.

How do I use Turnitin Draft Coach?

Text to Speech

Do you need someone to proofread your paper?  Do you struggle with reading? 

Did you know that if you are using a Microsoft Office product you have access to a FREE  tool that will read your research paper aloud to you? It's really quite easy to install.  Here's how...

Enable text-to-speech

Speak is a built-in feature of Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and OneNote, in the language of your version of Office. For example, if you are using the English version of Office, the English TTS engine is automatically installed.

To use text-to-speech in different languages, see Using the Speak feature with Multilingual TTS.

Add Speak to the Quick Access Toolbar

You can add the Speak command to your Quick Access Toolbar by doing the following:

  1. Next to the Quick Access Toolbar, click Customize Quick Access Toolbar.
  2. Click More Commands.
  3. In the Choose commands from list, select All Commands.
  4. Scroll down to the Speak command, select it, and then click Add.
  5. Click OK.
  6. When you want to use the text-to-speech command, click the icon on the Quick Access Toolbar.

Convert text to speech

After you have added the Speak command to your Quick Access Tool, you can hear single words or blocks of text spoken by highlighting the text you want to hear, and then clicking the Speak command.

Microsoft Office Support Site
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Adobe Read Aloud

PDF documents need a different tool.  The link above will take you to the Adobe support website or you can download the complete instruction document here.