An overview of feedback in Writelike

Writelike does not provide automated feedback on writing activities. (Maybe one day! 👀 )

Instead we imagine feedback in three layers.

Writelike lessons generally provide highly-scaffolded tasks.

We encourage students to generate their own internal feedback by comparing their work to the scaffolds, and self-correcting as necessary.

We also provide space for self-reflection on checkpoint pages, encouraging students to express what they've learned and how they might apply it.

However, this does require a high level of self-efficacy and motivation which students may not initially have with regard to writing.

To build motivation, we provide peer feedback tools such as response feeds and Wrotevote. 

These tools encourage students to read each others' work and offer mostly subjective feedback.

When a student receives feedback that someone liked their writing, it's a powerful motivator.

Finally, teachers can provide direct feedback on checkpoint pieces.

Since teachers will already have major summative assignments in class that consume much of their feedback time, Writelike leans on self-assessment and peer feedback.

However, teacher feedback is a powerful motivator and often more substantive than peer feedback, so there is value in deeper engagement, if you have the time.

You can configure settings for feedback features at the class or lesson level.

To configure them at the class level go to the Update details tab and check any features you want active. This will affect any future lessons you assign to the class. Previously assigned lessons will keep the settings they had.

To configure them at the lesson level go to the Assigned lessons tab, select the lesson you wish to configure, and check any features you want active. This view also shows you what features are active for each lesson.

Comment threads, Wrotevote, and reflection questions can be enabled or disabled for lessons.