Turnitin Revision Assistant is an online revision tool for students. It allows for students to submit responses to teacher-assigned writing prompts, receive instant feedback, and share their work and revisions with teachers. It is available for purchase by educational institutions.
Teacher and student users begin using Turnitin Revision Assistant by creating a profile.
Teachers then set up class rosters in the ‘student roster’ dashboard by entering in pertinent student information. Selecting the ‘assignment’ portal on the top of their navigation menu, teachers assign students narrative, informative, and argumentative writing assignments by selecting a prompt from the ‘Revision Assistant Prompt Library,’ clicking the ‘create assignment’ button on the bottom left of the page, and choosing which class to assign the prompt to. Students then start drafting their response using a template in their ‘writing space’ dashboard.
Once the draft is complete, they click the ‘signal check’ button on the bottom left of their dashboard. Turnitin then reads and provides students with feedback comments regarding the use of language, focus, organization, and evidence. Comments appear to the right of the writing next to their respective target area icon. For example, if a student’s work needs stronger organization, the comment will read “organize your argument more clearly by presenting your opinion supporting it with reasons, then showing how those reasons support your argument” (Turnitin 2015). Students then revise, and select whether or not the comment was helpful. Students keep submitting drafts until their work is finished and signal checks until they believe their work is done, and then click the ‘turn in’ button on the bottom of their writing space page.
Teachers view who has submitted work in their ‘student roster’ dashboard, which they select from the navigation menu. From the ‘student work’ dashboard, teachers view submissions by student name. They can see all student submissions and their draft number in the top right hand corner of the student submission. Teachers then provide their own feedback, score submissions, and assign grades in their ‘score students’ dashboard, which can be downloaded and given to students.
Inquiries about pricing can be made on the Turnitin website.
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It is still in the early stages so it would need more writing prompts to span different subject areas and grade levels. Also to sync the infor...
1. While prompts are good, add more content that fits varying curriculum.
2. Price is a little steep.
3. Allow students to submit th...