Creating a Culture of Openness in Writing

Engaging Students with Specific Feedback

Creating a Culture of Openness and Student Engagement in Writing

Brandi Harris

English Professor North Lake College, Texas

"Online Grading has saved me a ton of time! I simply drag and drop QuickMarks into the paper, highlight and add text comments, all of which have been a tremendous time saver."

In developmental writing programs, the focus is primarily on grammar mechanics…sentence fragments, comma splices and run-ons. In literature classes, the challenge more revolves around content, organization and making sure the evidence they’re providing is good and solid evidence and developing paragraphs more fully. “We have a large international population at our campus and so, I frequently use article usage Online Grading.”

“Online Grading has saved me a ton of time! I simply drag and drop QuickMarks into the paper, highlight and add text comments, all of which have been a tremendous time saver. In addition to that, on the student end, they’re able to more effectively make sense of those comments. They’re able to get instant access to that information in their textbook. And they know that if they don’t understand a comment or if they don’t understand one of the marks that’s placed on their paper that they can come and talk to me about it and I’ll happily let them know what’s going on and we can figure out a strategy to fix it.”