Select titles in Connect have a writing assignment available that you can find by selecting “Add Assignment” from your section home page and then selecting “writing assignment.” In early 2020, we released an updated version of the writing assignment. Other than titles in world languages courses, all new editions from 2020 and forward have the new writing assignment.
For the new writing assignment, you can allow students to submit a draft before the assignment is due. If you do this, please keep in mind only one final grade is available for the assignment. The draft is not graded separately.
For titles in World Languages or copyright 2020 and earlier with the original Writing Assignment, you can assign drafts and peer reviews following these steps:
You can assign a first draft and second draft with peer reviews, or assign the drafts only. Select the number of drafts from the dropdown (A) and then enter the due dates for the drafts (B).
Peer reviews are automatically included for each draft (C). Move on to the “student peer review” section and select the due date for each peer review (D).
When you’ve set your due dates, click view/edit questions (E) to select peer review questions to assign.
Expand the question categories to select individual questions (A). Click + add item to create your own question to assign (B). Questions you create and save will remain in the peer review question list for use in later assignments. Click add selections to assignment when you’re done (C).
You’ll be taken back to the assignment set up. The next step is to select the number of students you want in each peer group (A). Connect puts your students into groups for you, but if you want to organize your students, click view/edit group (B).
Next, adjust the privacy settings for peer review comments to allow all peer group members to see each others’ comments, or allow only the student writer to see the peer comments (B). If you want peer comments to remain anonymous to your students, select hide student names from peer group and student writer (C). You’ll still be able to see who wrote the comments.