RevisionAid works best for prompts that are specific. If you're asking students to write about a book, try to include the title of the book in your prompt. Remember to be clear about what you expect in the students' submissions and avoid broader questions, like "Discuss something you learned in class."

1. From 'My Assignments', click the assignment you'd like to edit.

2. Click 'Edit'.

3. In the Prompt section, click the pencil icon to edit the prompt.

Note: If you have more than one prompt, use the drop-down menu to select the prompt you'd like to edit.

4. Click the 'RevisionAid' heading and click to expand the options. Choose the type of writing that best corresponds with your assignment.

A Note on Choosing Assignment Types:

  • "Argument or Informational Essay" is a good choice if you expect the students to include the classic ingredients for Informational writing, such as a thesis and support.

  • "Personal Narrative Essay" is the best choice when asking students to choose to their own topic. even if you're asking for an argumentative or informational essay. This will allow you to skip the "Key Themes" set up in the next step but will still result in useful feedback for students.

  • "Process Essay" is appropriate if your students will be describing a set of steps or a sequence in their writing response.

  • "Short Response" type is ideal for students responding in a single paragraph, such as a Quick Write assignment. Other essay types will look for a beginning, middle, and end, which could result in harsher reviews for submissions that do not have that structure.

At this time, Fictional Narrative and Poetry assignments are not available choices for RevisionAid.

5. Now, you will need to enter Key Themes and/or Correct Answers for your prompt.

Need more help? Check out our article about selecting Key Themes and Correct Answers, which help RevisionAid provide more accurate and relevant suggestions to your students.

If you have questions about setting up RevisionAid, please send us a chat message inside Writable or email us at support@writable.com.

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