Create a new assignment
For more information on creating a new assignment, please read the help article How do I create an assignment?.
Click each drop-down arrow and check the boxes to select up to six objectivesThe objectives you choose will be presented to you through the feedback tool to use as you respond to students. Limit your choices to writing features you are reviewing/teaching prior to students submitting the assignment.
Effective coaches understand that students need feedback on their writing that is aligned to the instruction they have received. Yet, too much feedback creates cognitive overload and prevents the feedback from being constructive. WriterKey limits the objectives for feedback to focus both the student and the teacher on the skills that were taught and are being reinforced through feedback.
Why can you choose no more than six objectives?
The included objectives are focused on the craft of writing. These objectives target specific qualities of writing teachers commonly teach.
You can also use custom objectives if your desired objective is not included in WriterKey. Please see the help article How do I create/edit custom objectives for my students' assignments?.
Create your own objectives
View a rubric for each objective
If you hover your cursor over the rubric icon to the right of each objective you can view the rubric levels for each objective.
Click "Save Objectives" when you're done making your selections
View objectives in assignment
You will see that your objectives will populate your assignment sheet.
Select the assignment you wish to editClick on the assignment title from your dashboard to open the assignment.
Click "EDIT" in the actions bar
Follow the instructions above beginning with the step "Click Objectives".