The Membean Writing Assignment is a challenging exercise that incorporates creative writing, has length restrictions, presents a starting cue the student is required to use that provides ready context, and gives the student an abundance of choices on both words and cues. This article will show you how to use writing assignments.
From the Student's Perspective
While this assignment is challenging, the student is given an abundance of choices in selecting a word or cue. If you issue a 5-word assignment, the student is given at least 10 words with each word having 3 cue choices.
From the Teacher's Perspective: Creating and Grading
How to Issue a Writing Assignment
Once the feature is enabled for your class, click the new "Assignments" tab on your class dashboard.
Upon clicking "Create Assignment", you will be prompted to choose the number of words and the due date in the drop-down window.
When students have completed the assignment, you will be able to click on the assignment and choose the option to either grade all assignments, or grade a single assignment. You’ll be asked to accept or reject the sentence or issue a score for the assignment as a whole. You can leave comments on each sentence if you are so inclined.