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
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.