MyLab Writing for Composition Tour Video Transcript
Hi, I'm here to talk to you about some of the exciting features you'll find in MyLab Writing for Composition.
MyLab Writing for Composition helps to improve students' writing through learning in the context of their own work. We know how much time is spent grading papers; now, instructors' comments can be combined with targeted remediation so students learn from and through, their own writing. MyLab Writing offers personalized and adaptive instruction, with integrated learning aids that foster students’ skills and increase comprehension.
Today we’ll look at improving students’ writing with targeted feedback; personalized and adaptive learning; interactive learning tools; and assessing and measuring outcomes.
Thoughtful feedback helps improve writing skills. But giving this kind of feedback is time consuming—and sometimes, students don’t know how to apply it or learn from their mistakes.
With the new commenting and grading features in MyLab Writing, instructors can provide feedback using customizable rubrics.
They can also connect comments to multimedia instruction that gives students a personalized review plan or videos they select from Pearson Writer.
More and more students enter composition courses with widely varying skills. It can be a challenge for instructors to identify which students lack the skills for composition-level topics and need extra support early in the term.
In MyLab Writing, a pre-assessment called the Path Builder provides an early indicator of which students may need to review the prerequisite topics for the course.
Personalized and adaptive instruction is delivered in a scaffolded structure through the Learning Path, which supports learning in a variety of styles.
Now available with select titles, text-specific learning paths offer low- and high-stakes writing assignments based on specific text content. Students can complete assignments from the textbook directly in MyLab Writing.
Generate class discussion, guide lectures, and promote peer-to-peer learning with Learning Catalytics. Newly integrated into MyLab Writing, this interactive student response tool uses students’ smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in more sophisticated tasks and thinking.
Also new to MyLab Writing, MediaShare enables students to post multimodal assignments easily for peer review and instructor feedback. In both face-to-face and online course settings, MediaShare saves instructors time and enriches students’ experience; contextual feedback is provided quickly and easily.
Demonstrating students' success can be tricky. With a growing emphasis on assessment, instructors need to access and disseminate student progress easily.
In the MyLab Writing gradebook, instructors can view, analyze, and report learning outcomes clearly.
The new Reporting Dashboard gives the information instructors need to keep their students on track throughout the course. Available through the Gradebook and fully mobile-ready, the Reporting Dashboard presents student performance data at the class, section, and program levels in an accessible, visual manner.
And there you have it. That was a quick look at just a handful of the valuable features in MyLab Writing for Composition. If you want to learn more about MyLab Writing for Composition, go to MyLab Writing.com. And if you want to find out about all of Pearson's MyLab and Mastering products, be sure to check out Pearsonmylabandmastering com. Thanks for watching.