NoRedInk Self Reviews are designed to help your students revise a full-length essay. NoRedInk supports students with scaffolding, exemplars, and tips as they review and revise their writing, emphasizing to your students the importance of revision in the writing process and freeing up your time to provide more individualized instruction.
Before students begin a Self Review, we recommend that students complete a first draft of a persuasive essay. To support your students in their first draft, consider assigning a NoRedInk Guided Draft.
How do I assign a Self Review?
When creating a Self Review assignment, you will enter a prompt, which students will see as they are writing. We recommend that this prompt be the same as what you used for the first draft.
Right now, NoRedInk Self Review supports persuasive essays with a preset rubric. In the future, we will add additional essay types and give you more control over what rubric items you include in your assignment.
Select Self Review.
View the rubric and enter a prompt for your students.
Assign the assignment to one or more classes; enter a name, due date. and point value as desired, and create the assignment.
What do students see?
Students are first asked to enter the essays that they will be revising. This could be writing that students transcribe from paper or that they copy-and-paste from a NoRedInk Guided Draft, Google Doc, or other source.
Next, students will be asked a series of questions on the substantive content of their essay. Based on their answers, they will be asked to make revisions. Students are supported in this effort with exemplars and tips.
After revising on the ideas of their essay, students are given tips to identify and improve areas that need polish.
Finally, students will check their grammar and conventions usage and give a final review to their work before submitting the assignment.