Actionable Analytics for You

Understanding what students have done well and what they’re struggling with is a vital part of teaching writing, and knowing how they respond to feedback is equally important.

As teachers, we spend innumerable hours responding to student writing, often without knowing how students address our feedback. Here are just a few of the questions WriteLab’s Analytics will help you answer:

  • How do I know if my student learned from my comments? Will they help her as she revises this essay, as she writes the next one, or in the class she takes next semester?
  • How did my student react to my comments? Did he move on to the next comment after five minutes or after five seconds?
  • Which comments do my student find useful? Have I asked too many questions? Given too many directives? 
  • How many of my comments did my student actually read? How many inspired revision?

For every piece of feedback students receive, WriteLab gives you feedback in return – feedback that tells you about your students’ writing habits.

Whether you’re pairing students for peer review or showing how your writing center affects student progress, WriteLab’s comprehensive metrics can help you make informed decisions.

With Analytics for Instructors and Analytics for Writing Centers, we offer you unique information on how your students write.

Current Features

  • Analytics for Instructors:
    Use WriteLab's Analytics in your Course.

  • Student Responses to WriteLab's Comments:
    View graphs showing how many WriteLab Comments student(s) found helpful, how many they found unhelpful, and how many remain unaddressed.

  • Student Progress (WriteLab's Comments):
    View graphs showing student progress through WriteLab's Comments across Drafts and Assignments.
     
  • Student Strengths and Weaknesses:
    View graphs showing how many Comments WriteLab offered in each Module.

Coming September 2015

  • Analytics for Writing Centers:
    Use WriteLab's Analytics in your writing center.

  • Student Responses to Instructor and Peer Feedback:
    View graphs showing how many instructor or peer notes student(s) found helpful, how many they found unhelpful, and how many remain unaddressed.

  • Student Progress (Instructor and Peer Comments):
    View graphs showing student progress through WriteLab's Comments across Drafts and Assignments.

  • Length and Time:
    View data on Draft length and time between Drafts.

In Development

  • Analytics for Individual Users:
    Use WriteLab's Analytics to review your own progress.

  • Studen Reactions to Feedback: 
    View graphs showing how many Comments student(s) read, how many that inspired revisions, and how many caused students to reference the Guide.
  • Time:
    View time student(s) spent on an individual Draft.

Don't like your essay grades? Turn them sideways and take another look.

Don't like your essay grades? Turn them sideways and take another look.

3 Reasons You Should Write With WriteLab

3 Reasons You Should Write With WriteLab