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Academic Support and Essay Review for Every Student

November 11, 2021

How do you provide extra support for students in your school district? If you are feeling swamped with homework help and student writing but committed to giving students meaningful, timely feedback, there is an EdTech tool you’ll want to check out. Paper helps teachers deliver unlimited, around-the-clock academic support for every student in your classroom, school, and district.

In today’s blog post, I’ll share an overview of Paper. And we’ll take a look at how it can help reach all of the students that pass through your doors this school year! 

Academic Support in Action

Paper offers 24/7 academic support for students in three core areas: homework help, writing feedback, and study support. Students can get help right away with any homework problem they have. At the same time teachers can monitor when students ask for help and what problems are posing a challenge for them. Students can also get writing feedback (more on that in a moment) and use detailed feedback that helps them develop writing skills. Paper also gives students access to study support to reinforce classroom learning experiences after class time has ended.

Instead of just a handful of students in a district having access to extra support, Paper is a district-wide platform. It gives every student in your school community access to extra help. It delivers one-on-one, personalized support for students that meets them where they’re at. Instead of committing to an afterschool program or hiring tutors, a district can set up Paper. This way they have one fixed cost for the entire school year without any unknowns surrounding their investment.

If Paper isn’t in your district right now, head over to their website to learn more!

Learn how Paper provides academic support and helps with essay review throughout the school year.

Essay Review for Every Student

If you haven’t seen Paper in action yet, it is a powerful platform designed to help students and extend classroom time. For example, instead of reviewing every iteration of a student’s writing, teachers can spend quality time (over the quantity/number of minutes) supporting their students as writers.

Paper’s Essay Review tool is built into their tutoring platform to help students build writing skills and with ongoing support after school hours. Essay review through Paper is a solution for teachers who have lots of student writers to support. As Paper saves teachers time — so they can focus on deeper conversations and feedback — it also helps support 21st-century skill development like critical thinking.

How does Paper’s Essay Review tool work? Instead of tutors marking up a student’s work with corrections or a to-do list of items to revise, they work with students through meaningful questioning that leads to critical thinking. This type of feedback helps students think through their decisions by examining and addressing the questions posed by their tutors. This process can help students build independence and writing skills over the course of the school year.

Getting Started with Paper

One of the reasons I’m so excited about Paper is how it can save time without cutting corners. As you can see in the video above, Paper helps teachers save time by giving students an opportunity to work with tutors as they begin a writing assignment. Their high-quality, vetted tutors work with students early on and throughout the writing process to offer them support and feedback. 

Paper is a resource that districts sign up for and then make available for their teachers. If Paper isn’t in your district right now, there are steps you can take to help make it happen. Head over to their website to learn more and speak with a member of the Paper team. Note: You’ll see a button that says “Learn more” on the page that will give you all the details.

There are many great things happening at Paper, and you can follow @PAPERlearning to keep up to date!

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Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site ClassTechTips.com for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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