The special thing about Revision Assistant is that you can ask it for feedback on your essay while you’re writing it. Revision Assistant calls this feedback a Signal Check. Signal Checks help you as you revise and improve your essay before you turn it in to your teacher. Signal Checks have three parts: a rating that looks like a Wi-Fi signal, an explanation of your rating, and highlighted text and comments along the side of the essay. Continue reading this page for more information on how to request a Signal Check and how to use Signal Checks, ratings, and comments to become a writing pro!
The Wi-Fi signals that appear above your essay after you click the Signal Check button tell you how well you are performing overall in different aspects of your writing. These are called Signal Check Ratings. Continue reading below to learn more about what your Signal Check Ratings mean and how to review them in Revision Assistant.
After you request a Signal Check, you'll notice that Revision Assistant will highlight certain sentences in your essay and icons will pop up next to the highlighted sentences. Continue reading to find out what these highlighted sentences and icons means and how they can help you become a writing master!
There are certain things Revision Assistant cannot evaluate. If you request a Signal Check and receive a pop-up message, it just means that you need to keep working on the essay before Revision Assistant can give you feedback. There are a few situations where this might happen.
The essay is too short. Revision Assistant wants to help, but it needs to have at least a few sentences of your thoughts before it can provide useful feedback. It’s better not to ask for a Signal Check until you've written a full paragraph.
The essay is off-topic. Revision Assistant can only help when you have written something relevant to the essay prompt.
The essay looks a lot like the assignment. Sometimes students use too many quotes from the readings or too much of the prompt in an answer. Revision Assistant will ask students in these situations to rephrase ideas in their own words before providing feedback.