Collecting papers electronically:
- Use the computer lab to do in-class writing, so you can have electronic papers.
- Collect papers electronic either through assignments on blackboard or email. To keep the papers email organized, Byrne Brewerton uses his onid email exclusively for student papers or I create folders for the papers in Outlook.
Tips for using “Track Changes” in Word:
- Turn track changes ON and write in simple error codes.
- Add comments to give more information. (The shortcut to add comments is Option+Command+A)
- Change the options for “Track Changes”, so the comments/revisions are in different colors. (Word>Preferences>Track Changes)
- Use “Track Changes” > “Compare Documents” to see the changes students made on a paper from draft 1 to draft 2.
Use Jing, a free screencast software, to give video feedback on papers:
- With Jing, you can make a short video of what is happening on your screen.
- You can open a student’s paper and highlight section as you discuss their writing.
- This video feedback can help with grammar, content and organization.
- My presentation on screencast feedback is below: