Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Write Well Makes Writing Easy for All Students



Writing can be a difficult process for any student because it involves a combination of communication and organizational skills. There are a variety of barriers that students experience when writing. Some struggle to organize their thoughts. Some do not understand the physical structure of a paragraph. Others have difficulty with getting their words on paper. With this in mind, a colleague of mine introduced me to Write Well.

What is Write Well? 

Write Well is a web-based application with interactive templates that help students organize their thoughts and ideas, while writing more effectively. When students are finished with a project, it can be exported to Microsoft Word, Google Drive, or as a PDF.

How does it Work? 

Step 1: Create an Account

Go to www.writewellapp.com to create a free account using your email address or Google login credentials, which is perfect for GAFE schools.

Step 2: Create a Document

There are a variety of different templates to choose from like Cover Letters, Expository Essays, and Research Papers.  Once you select your document type, you can begin using Write Well's templates to help construct your paper.

Step 3: Begin Writing

Depending on the writing format that you chose, Write Well will provide you with a premade template of various sections of a writing piece. For example, I chose Expository Essay and it provided me with an introduction, sections for three ideas, and a conclusion. Each section contains guiding questions and instructions, which is helpful if I needed a little help.



Working in a Section

When you are ready to work in a particular section, double-click on it and you will see a variety of word processing format options. I like that I can also add hyperlinks!

Drag and Drop

The drag and drop design allows me to literally click and drag my ideas to place them in the order that I would like. I have the option to customize my template by adding or deleting sections!

The Full View

The Full View button in the bottom-left corner of your screen lets you see a preview of your entire document with each section labeled. This is a great way to see how everything fits and flows in your piece.

Step 4: Export Your Finished Product 

When you are completely finished, you can export your writing piece into Microsoft Word, Google Drive or make it a PDF file.

Why Write Well? 

This is perfect application to help students write because it provides numerous supports and addresses  different learning styles. It's drag and drop platform is perfect for tactile or hands-on learners. It interface is perfect for the students who need to visually see how everything fits together.  For the student who is overwhelmed with managing their ideas and time, it provides the ability to focus on one section at a time. The best part is that it is cloud-based, meaning everything saves on the website and you can access this anywhere you have Internet access.



8 comments:

  1. Sounds interesting, I am interested to support learners to structure their ideas.

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    1. Hi Bruce, the price is $19 per year if purchased by an individual. For educators and schools, WriteWell offers group discounts. You can purchase WriteWell for your classroom at $1 per student (40 student minimum). You can also purchase a schoolwide license for $499 (unlimited students and teachers).

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  3. I was able to sign in with my school Google account for free, but I also saw the $19/month. Is this a pay service?

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    1. Yes it is. You can purchase individual accounts at $19 / month (perfect for IEP students) and there are school bulk rates too. Not too sure about pricing for that.

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    2. Hi Ben,
      WriteWell is a paid service that can be purchased for individual or classroom use. The price is $19 per year if purchased by an individual. For educators and schools, WriteWell offers group discounts. You can purchase WriteWell for your classroom at $1 per student (40 student minimum). You can also purchase a schoolwide license for $499 (unlimited students and teachers). I hope this helps. Please contact us at support@writewellapp.com if you have more questions.

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