Mozi is a web-based essay writing tool for high school students where teachers can publish essay prompts to their class. Students write essays using the templates provided by Mozi, and teachers can provide instant grades and feedback through the dashboard. A license can be purchased annually on a per student, per year basis.
The core of Mozi is a dashboard that allows teachers to design and publish writing prompts, and students to write and edit essay. The dashboard has templates for writing includes standard elements of an essay like hook, thesis, and argument. Teachers can publish and share the prompt with their students.
Students log on and use the Mozi writing wizard to support their essay writing. Students follow a template, or outline, to organize their ideas for their essay. Students view the essay prompt, then write in their hook and thesis for their introductory paragraph. For each body paragraph, students write in their topic sentence and three to five pieces of evidence. Once their outline is finished, the Mozi wizard organizes their ideas from the outline, giving them step by step instructions as they write directly into the Mozi dashboard, where their essay is stored. The wizard offers tips, suggestions and a checklist for improving writing, as well as proofreading tools and ideas for better language and vocabulary.
To grade, teachers can view each student’s essay in the Mozi dashboard. Teachers can write in comments and feedback, and give grades in several categories, including: Focus, Organization, Evidence, Analysis, Audience & Purpose, Language Conventions, and Content Standards. Mozi computes the total grade based on scores in each category. Students can view feedback in their dashboard.
Mozi can be purchased for an annual subscription by a teacher, school leader, or district administrator. The license costs $7.00 per student, per year. The license gives teachers and students access to all features of the Mozi dashboard and essay building software.
WHO IS USING IT?
The essay building software is used by middle and high school classrooms to prepare them for college level writing throughout the United States.
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