Respond to student writing 

Targeted Feedback and Remediation

MyLab Writing unites instructor comments and feedback with targeted remediation, via rich multimedia activities, allowing students to learn from and through their own writing.

  • In the Writing Assignments, students can use instructor-created peer review rubrics to evaluate and comment on other students' writing.
  • When giving feedback on student writing, instructors can add links to activities that address issues and strategies needed for review. Instructors may link to multimedia resources in Pearson Writer, which includes curated content from Purdue OWL.
  • Paper review by specialized tutors is available through Smarthinking, as is plagiarism detection through Turnitin®.

Learning tools for student engagement

Learning Catalytics™

Build an engaging classroom
Generate class discussion, guide your lecture, and promote peer-to-peer learning with real-time analytics. MyLab Writing with eText now provides Learning Catalytics—a student response tool that uses students’ smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in more interactive tasks and thinking.


Create multimedia assignments
Pearson MediaShare is a one-stop, media-sharing tool. MediaShare allows you to easily post your multimodal assignments—whether they are audio, video, or visual compositions—for peer review and instructor feedback. Thanks to its easy-to-use design, MediaShare fosters a sense of community among students and instructors, which makes learning more engaging and accessible. In both face-to-face and online course settings, MediaShare saves instructors valuable time and enriches the student learning experience by enabling contextual feedback that is provided quickly and easily.

Address varied skill levels

Personalized and Adaptive Learning

For courses where students enter with varying skill levels, MyLab Writing provides unique, targeted skill practice through personalized and adaptive instruction. Starting with a pre-assessment known as the Path Builder, MyLab Writing diagnoses students’ strengths and weaknesses on prerequisite writing skills. The results of this pre-assessment inform each student’s learning path, and provide a personalized pathway for that student to work on requisite skills through contextualized multimodal activities—freeing up more class time for actual writing.

Link from your LMS to MyLab Writing

Link from your LMS to MyLab Writing

Learning Management System (LMS) Integration

You can now link from Blackboard Learn, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, or Moodle to MyLab Writing. Access assignments, rosters, and resources, and synchronize grades with your LMS gradebook.

For students, single sign-on provides access to all the personalized learning resources that make studying more efficient and effective.

Learn more about our LMS integration services

Track student progress

Gradebook with Visual Analytics

No matter how MyLab Writing is used, instructors have access to powerful gradebook reports, which provide insight into course performance at the student, section, or even program level.

Additional Features

Mobile-Friendly Design

Your MyLab's exercise player has been updated with a new, streamlined, mobile-friendly design. For many courses, you can access your course from iPad and Android tablets to work on exercises and review completed assignments. The fresh look is clean and intuitive for efficient studying any time, anywhere.

Facilitate Peer Review

Using the Writing Assignment feature, students can use instructor-created peer review rubrics to evaluate and comment upon other student’s writing responses.

Additional Resources to Support Writing

Within MyLab Writing, individual tutoring through SmartThinking and plagiarism detection through TurnItIn are available, if desired.

English Language Learning (ELL) Content

A unique content area, “Grammar Skills for Non-native Speakers," contains 47 topics (split into standard six levels) and over 330 new activities (Overview, Recall, Apply, Listen, and Post-Test) designed to help native and nonnative English speakers alike.

Auto-graded Writing Prompts

Writing Practice provides automatically graded writing prompts for use in low stakes assessments. These evaluate a student's writing skills and provide scoring and feedback to both the instructor and student.

Pearson Writer

Within a Writing Assignment, your students can access the Writer’s Guide—powered by Pearson Writer—which provides a searchable online reference guide to grammar, writing, and research without leaving the composing space. In an exclusive partnership, Pearson Writer also integrates content from Purdue OWL, the most widely used online resource for writing.

Course Coordinator / Easily scalable and shareable content

MyLab Writing enables you to manage multiple class sections, and lets other instructors copy your settings so a standardized syllabus can be maintained across your department. Should you want to use the same MyLab Writing course next semester, with the same customized settings, you can copy your existing course exactly—and even share it with other faculty members.