What is it about?
What IS The Write Tool?
App Store Description
What IS The Write Tool?
The Write Tool app simplifies the college essay writing process by breaking down each step into a series of interactive questions presented in familiar text-message fashion. The user answers these easy questions to help them to better understand the essay’s assigned form, purpose, and audience. The Write Tool app then uses this information to guide the student user to develop a draft outline and thesis statement.
Some of the steps in the first version include everything necessary in the pre-drafting stage:
- understanding the writing prompt (purpose, audience, and genre),
- outlining, and
- thesis development.
Future updates will include research, drafting, review, and revision steps as well.
This engaging mobile app allows users to customize their writing process by jumping across steps as needed and editing their work as they go. The app does not require the Internet (except to export work), so users can work on the bus, train, or whenever good ideas strike them. Users can create and save multiple writing projects and return to them later. When finished, the user can export their work via email them to whomever. The Write Tool app includes speech to text capability to simplify and save time, especially for non-Native English speakers. Master the writing process; add The Write Tool mobile app to your college toolkit!
While other products intended to help students write college essays cost too much, simply reiterate textbook material, or require endless quizzes, The Write Tool engages college writers by helping them actually write their college essays for any class (not just English). The Write Tool focuses on the writer and their ideas rather than sentence structure and grammar. Therefore, The Write Tool helps develop students into writers and thinkers rather than mere editors. Ultimately, The Write Tool helps develop the problem solving, critical thinking, and communication skills most employers require. Instructors of all disciplines also benefit by not having to teach writing in order for their students to present effective college essays necessary to assess their learning of course content. Instructors, encourage your students to use The Write Tool app to help make your grading easier and faster (and less frustrating)!
The Write Tool app is available for download from the iTunes store for both iPad and iPhone. The Write Tool app is ad free and does not maintain or sell any user information.
Who created The Write Tool mobile app?
Frustrated with college textbooks and after a failed search for just the right tool to meet her students’ needs, Dr. Leah Sneider, an experienced college English Professor and long-time writing tutor, created The Write Tool mobile app for the purpose of offering a student-centered and interactive college essay-writing tool that actually helps students learn to write and write to learn. Dr. Sneider explains that, “college writers get bogged down by the writing process and miss out on the learning that happens while writing. The Write Tool mobile app helps students focus on the learning while making the writing easier.”
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