Student reactions: Frustration vs. fun. “They helped me in so many ways when it came to doing my assignment.” “MyWritingLab and writing assignments because (they) gave us a chance to use the techniques. I think it helps us learn better.” “Do your writing labs. They will help you throughout the course.”
Student results: Note: Only pre-test scores of students who completed post-test were included.
Features and options: Pre-test and post-tests. Recall and apply exercises. Write exercises.
Features and options: √= mastery in pre-test √=mastery in topic exercises √=mastery in diagnostic and topic exercises
Mastery Set requirement for mastery and require mastery to earn credit. Recommend 80% for mastery.
Features and options: SMARTHINKING- tutoring access for paper review or live online tutoring included with MWL. Study Skills Website- tips and self-assessments. Research Navigator- notes on the research process and databases.
Implementation Create a plan for the role of MWL. Make student manual available. Set mastery. Encourage students to take their time. Don’t burden students with too many features at first. Require Diagnostic Pre-Test.
Setup When completing a Recall or an Apply exercise: How many sets? Highest score or most recent score? Mastery? Need a refresher (video)?
Setup When completing a Write exercise: How many drafts or rewrites? How soon will feedback be available? www.mywritinglab.com