First Edition   ©2016

WriterKey (Six-Month Access)

Bedford/St.Martin's

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-09117-2; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-09117-0; Format: Internet/Online

A writing space that organizes assignments and tracks objectives. Instructors easily add writing assignments, along with the key objectives, to help students focus on their writing goals and track their progress across drafts.

Robust commenting tools. A simple interface allows instructors to provide targeted, specific feedback on student writing using a rubric, voice annotation, or text response feature.  A customizable comment library makes it easy to quickly note editing issues, such as run-on sentences or unsupported arguments.

Powerful analytics based on instructor comments.  A visual dashboard rolls up data that instructors can trust to give them a unique view into their students’ areas of strength across drafts and assignments, noting where students need additional instruction or where significant progress has been made.

Scaffolded support for peer reviewers.  With clear objectives laid out in the review screen, peer reviewers focus on key areas for each assignment. Starter prompts model ways for writers and reviewers to ask for feedback on their drafts. Better peer review tools improve both the reader’s and writer’s experience.

Support for reflection and revision. Throughout the writing process, students are prompted to reflect - using questions that instructors can create, edit and assign. A side-by-side view of their writing with comments helps students engage fully in the revision process.