The Key Themes in RevisionAid help ensure that the AI algorithm assesses student work according to the teacher’s expectations. (Click here to learn more about setting up RevisionAid.) Adding some Key Themes that are specific to the students’ expected response, will help RevisionAid be more helpful for your students.
How do I select Key Themes?
If you are asked to choose Key Themes for the prompt, please choose between 5 and 8 keywords that describe what the students will be writing about.
When you're selecting Key Themes, think about what you focus on when discussing the topic in class. What themes, ideas, or words do you use with students?
For example, if two teachers are reading Romeo & Juliet with their classes, one might choose the Key Themes: familial love, romantic love, desire, conflict, youth, and relationships.
The other might choose: age, marriage, gender, death, and romance. Both sets of Key Themes are related to the same subject and are equally strong for RevisionAid. However, each is specific to how the teacher discusses topics with the class.
Note: Key Themes are not words you require students to mention, nor should they be related to the structure of the essay (such as "evidence," "claim," etc.).
How do I enter Correct Answers?
If the format you select is "Short Answer (Single Paragraph)", you'll also have the option to enter "Correct Answers". This is optional, you do not have to complete it, however, if your prompt asks students to include specific details in their responses, you could include those specific details in this area.
For example: In a prompt where students are asked to name the three branches of government as well as explain what each does, using the "Correct Answer" feature, you'd type: executive, legislative, judicial. Doing so would set the requirement that all three be mentioned for the student to get credit.
Again, this is optional. If there is no correct answer entered, the RevisionAid will still analyze whether the student's writing is a coherent answer that is on topic.