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ETS e-rater® grammar check

The e-rater®  grammar feedback technology, developed by ETS®, automatically checks submissions to an assignment for grammar, usage, mechanics, style and spelling errors; providing in-depth feedback with on paper marks. To use e-rater® technology for an assignment it must be enabled during assignment creation.


Note: There is a 64,000 character limit for ETS e-rater® checking. Papers in excess of this limit are not eligible to receive grammar checking.

When is e-rater ® feedback released to students?


e-rater® grammar and spell-check comments are automatically available for students immediately after submission.


Instructors are able to view e-rater® feedback, but they are are not required to view a submission to allow students to access their feedback.


Note: It may take up to a minute for the e-rater feedback to load onto the paper.

Viewing e-rater® feedback


The e-rater®  feedback appears on the paper as purple comments. Click on any mark to view the description of the e-rater feedback.


The e-rater® side panel


The e-rater® side panel displays the five trait categories and the number of each type of mark found for the paper. To access the ETS side panel, select the ETS icon  at the bottom of the product toolbar.


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Hiding feedback categories


The e-rater®  sidebar displays each feedback category, a list of the traits for the category and the number of marks for each trait. The marks for a category can be hidden from the paper by un-checking the checkbox next to the category name.


Note: During assignment creation, you can select which categories are hidden by default for all papers submitted to the assignment.


Dismissing and revealing marks


e-rater® marks can be dismissed from the document viewer by selecting the purple on-paper mark, then selecting Dismiss. 





If you opt to dismiss any e-rater® marks from the paper, the top of the e-rater® side panel will track the number of dismissed marks. You can restore all dismissed marks by clicking on the Reveal All button.


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Adding a comment to an e-rater® mark


To add an additional comment to the e-rater® mark click in the Add comment text box. Select anywhere outside of the text box to save the comment.


You can edit the comment in the same way you add a comment to the mark. To delete the comment, return to the mark and manually delete the text from the text box.



A speech bubble alongside the e-rater® mark helps you (and your students) to identify whether a comment has been added to the e-rater® mark.


Viewing the Turnitin writer's handbook


Both instructors and students can view the Turnitin writer's handbook to better understand the available e-rater® marks for each level of education.


Within each e-rater® mark, you'll find the View Handbook button.



Navigate freely through the handbook (don't forget to select the appropriate education level first!).


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