Assessment Description Careful revision and proofreading are essential to effect
Careful revision and proofreading are essential to effective graduate-level, academic writing. Writers who spend time reviewing, revising, and proofreading their work are more likely to produce better quality work. There are many resources and technology-based tools readily available to assist you in revising and improving your writing. For this assignment, compose a rough draft of your essay (the final version is due in Topic 4). Use your draft to obtain some feedback on your writing and to evaluate resources available to assist you in improving your writing skills.
You may explore the following online resources that can provide feedback on your writing. (Note: The online tools may only offer a free trial or be free up to certain word limit).
Pro Writing Aid
Analyze My Writing
Once you have explored the resources, submit your draft (or a portion that does not exceed the word limit for a free trial) to one of the tools listed above. You may also select a similar tool of your choosing with instructor approval. Then prepare a 250-500 word evaluation of the results. Address the following:
Which one of the online tools did you use?
What did you learn about your writing from the feedback? What pattern of errors did you notice?
Discuss at least two tips you learned that you can use to improve your writing in the future.
Discuss the pros and cons of the feedback from the online tool. Consider the cost, and if you would recommend paying for the service for the duration of your studies.
Submit your rough draft along with your evaluation.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.