Achieve for English

The instructors and students who participated in our co-design process identified their biggest challenges in the writing course, and we set out to solve them with features that provide opportunities for drafting, peer review, source check, reflection, and revision. The result is a flexible, integrated suite of tools for designing and facilitating writing assignments, paired with actionable insights that make studentsʼ progress toward outcomes clear and measurable.

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Achieve Writing Tools

The content you trust plus the writing tools you need.

Built in collaboration with nearly 600 instructors and 1,000 first-year writing students, the Writing Tools in Achieve are designed to support best practices for commenting on student drafts.

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Revision

The Revision Plan lets students take ownership of revision planning by helping them turn feedback into strategies for strengthening their writing. Revision planning creates accountability for students and provides instructors with additional insight into how well students understand the feedback they’ve received.

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Reflection

Instructors can choose and customize reflection prompts. Students can communicate their confidence in their writing and articulate the choices they’re making as writers, increasing their rhetorical awareness and promoting the transfer of skills from draft to draft.

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Peer Review

Integrate peer review into your writing assignments, using tools that scaffold and support students’ development as reviewers. Monitor and manage every step of the peer review process and ensure that students stay on track.

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Instructor Feedback Tools

Powerful commenting tools allow instructors to focus their feedback on success criteria and efficiently mark patterns of error. Feedback links to e-book content to provide students with point-of-need support within the context of their own writing.

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Insights and Reporting

Insights highlight student engagement, provide opportunities for intervention, and visualize trends in student progress from assignment to assignment. Easily track what students do with instructor and peer feedback, and use reflection data to understand students’ sentiments about their work in the course.

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Source Check

Do your students struggle with citation and documentation?  With Source Check, students have access to a plagiarism detection tool that helps them become more responsible stewards of information and ethical researchers and writers.

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Jennifer Duncan of Georgia State University - Perimeter College and Joel Wilson of Keiser University and Community College of Allegheny County discuss how Achieve changed their classroom and changed the way their students learn.

Proven Student Success

Achieve Research & Metrics

 
 
82%

82% of students reported actively learning in their course this semester

 
 
88%

88% of students* reported that Achieve activities were engaging

3.26

3.26 out of 4 instructors strongly agree that Achieve can enhance learning in this course.

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