CyWrite, a state-of-the art system for automated writing evaluation (AWE) under development at Iowa State University, is currently being trialed in the university’s undergraduate ESL composition courses, English 101B and English 101C. In English 101B, for example, students are developing the first and second drafts of each major writing assignment in CyWrite before downloading and submitting them as Microsoft Word documents.
The CyWrite team is hosting a retreat that will inform participants about the overall planning, development process, and research agenda for the CyWrite project. The retreat will be held on Friday, April 25, from 8am to 11:30am at the Memorial Union in the Gallery Room. Lunch will follow in room 3512 and will provide an excellent opportunity to speak with others about the project. The detailed schedule is below, but please feel free to stop in whenever you have time in your schedule. No need to arrive on time, nor stay for the whole time.