by Stone Shiflet | February 20, 2009
Once writers have explored Capella’s Personal Writing Assessment (PWA) by visiting www.capellawritingcenter.org — the third link under ‘resources’ on the Writing Center home page, encourage them to visit the second link–Writing Feedback Tool (WFT). This tool is being piloted by faculty across all school to provide feedback for writers, so learners may have been exposed to the tool previously in the courseroom. Through this Writing Center link, this tool is also useful for writers who want to explore their own writing process or who want to review work with peers.
The WFT addresses the 11 writing categories covered by the PWA. Users will note that each category is numbered and that the resources in both the Library and the Writing Center for each category can be accessed through the live links on the right-hand side of the WFT. Much like the Personal Writing Assessment, this tool is a great way for writers to chart their understanding of the Capella academic writing process and to mine the resources for each step that are housed in Capella’s Library and Writing Center.