Features / Benefits
A writing space that organizes assignments and tracks objectives.
Instructors can easily add writing assignments, along with the key objectives, to help students focus on their writing goals and track their progress across drafts.
A digital writing portfolio helps teachers and students monitor progress from year to year. WriterKey has a built in portfolio tool that does much more than store files online.
Instructional Strategies and Activities
Activities are grouped into four categories designed for the skills that are targeted. Teachers select instructional strategies and teach essential skills using the teaching resources and tools that are built into WriterKEY.
Skillbuilder Activities target sentences and language improvement using "clipped" text from student writing.
Text Analysis Activities leverage the feedback tools and authentic student texts to teach content, organization, and style.
Reading to Writing Activities include annotation and response writing tools for students to connect focused reading to analytical writing.
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
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.