Motivating Students to Write with Digital Storytelling: Free Webcast on April 22 for Writing X Tech Week

Nine free webcasts by leading educators also archived for anytime viewing

What: Webcast on Stylish Academic Writing
Who: Helen Sword, Director, Centre for Learning and Research in Higher Education, University of Auckland
When: Monday, April 18, 2016, 3:00 p.m. PST
Where: Register at
Description: Professor Helen Sword, author of Stylish Academic Writing and The Writer’s Diet, debunks the myth that “serious” academic writing must be wooden, wordy, and dull. Come learn the latest tips for making your academic writing as stylish as it is substantive.

About Writing X Tech:
Turnitin Writing X Tech ( #writingxtech ) offers nine webcasts during the week of April 18 to 22. Theme for this year's series is The Writing Mindset and how thinking differently about writing can engage students and set them up for success. Webcasts are offered for educators in higher ed and K-12. Teachers may also find sessions suitable for students to participate. Turnitin hosts Writing X Tech each year to bring compelling, thought-provoking topics into the discourse about writing instruction. Speakers come from diverse backgrounds and often express refreshing and new ideas that teachers in K-12 and academic instructors may not have considered before. These sessions and previous years are archived at

Media Contact: Jennifer Harrison for Turnitin, 916-716-0636,
Tweet: Free webcast on motivating students to #write w/ digital storytelling #writingxtech Register: