This little snippet shows how we edit and score papers for students using iAnnotate on the iPad.
This paper, from a Level 2 webinar class, was a 1-paragraph summary from an outside source about Emperor Justinian. You can see that the lesson included work with bibliographies and parenthetical references. The student included the bibliography entry below the paragraph, not shown in this picture. The student color-coded the required techniques from earlier lessons, which we made sure were used correctly. The editing codes refer to a grammar guide that explains the details behind every edit so the student can revise the paper correctly. The red box (with the 3) that falls off the right side of the page takes the student to a comment that gives suggestions for how to fix that confusing sentence. The yellow shape at the bottom is part of a “thumbs up” stamp with a positive comment typed below.
When we are done editing and scoring this “best rough draft”, we send a PDF copy of the marked paper back to the student who revises and submits one more time for a second and final score on the paper.
That’s how we roll here at Writing Foundations!