Robo-readers and writing

Robo-readers and writing

Robo-readers and writing

Date posted: August 19, 2014

Robo-readers are computers with programs that scan and evaluate student writing. Their use in assigning grades to student work is controversial – praised by some as individualized and efficient, criticized by others as unable to evaluate truth and creativity.

Evidence shows that robo-readers can be effective basic writing tutors, providing non-judgmental feedback on writing drafts and encouraging students to revise their work. Read a review of some recent research on this use by Annie Murphy Paul in Robo-readers aren’t as good as human readers – they’re better.

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