M-Write, a program built on the premise that students learn complex material by writing, will expand in Fall 2017 to add automated text analysis (ATA) to its digital toolkit.

M-Write helps students develop their conceptual learning and writing skills in large-enrollment gateway courses. It’s another program in the university’s expanding portfolio focused on personalized education.

The first goal of M-Write’s use of ATA is to identify and prioritize the students who need help earlier on, said Chris Teplovs, lead developer at the Digital Innovation Greenhouse in the Office of Academic Innovation.

M-Write was created by Sweetland Center for Writing Director, English Professor, and School of Education Professor Anne Gere and Chemistry Assistant Professor Ginger Shultz.

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