essaypop PRO allows users to customize the writing frames by allowing them to change the terminology, colors, placeholder text, and help card content.

In this beginner guide, you will learn how to:

  1. Duplicate an existing structure.

  2. Add/move writing frames.

  3. Change the terminology and color(s) for writing frames.

  4. Modify the helping/suggestion text.

Start by Duplicating

  • Click on your Avatar (top-right corner), then click on Settings.

  • Select the Structures tab.

  • Find a structure that you would like to begin with, for this demonstration we will use the Short Response by essaypop.

  • Next, click the "Duplicate" button to begin editing.

Adding & Moving Frames

  • Click on the "Add Frame" button.

  • Using the pull-down menu, change the frame to "Research".

  • Click on the "Add Frame" button.

  • Using the pull-down menu, change the frame to "Interpretation".

  • Hover over the "Closer" frame, then click & drag the six dots to the bottom of the list.

Change the terminology and color(s) for writing frames

  • Hover over the Research frame, then click the three dots that appear.

  • Select Settings from the pull-down menu that appears.

  • In the sidebar, you may change Research to Evidence.

  • Next, change the color to orange.

  • Repeat steps for Interpretation, which will be changed to Analysis.

Modify the helping/suggestion text

The helping/suggestion text appears for students in the writing frames before they beginning typing.

  • Hover over the Hook frame, then click the three dots that appear.

  • Select Settings from the pull-down menu that appears.

  • In the sidebar, you'll want to change the Helping Text.
    For this demonstration, we will modify it to read "Grab your reader's attention. Suggested length: 2-3 sentences."

Finished!

You've made it to the end and have successfully created your own structure. Now it is time to use it. Continue to the next section on how to use a custom structure.

These are the results in the student view:

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