Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the minimum word count for essays?
- The minimum word counts for rough drafts and final drafts are 100 words and 150 words, respectively. Essays that are this short are not likely to receive high scores, but the system will accept them.
- What is the maximum word count for essays?
- The maximum word count for submitted essays is 10,000, but the auto-scoring engine is not capable of grading essays that exceed 800 words. The LMS will accept essays that are longer than 800 words, but the instructor will need to manually grade these essays.
The Rough Draft step allows students to write an initial draft of their essay based on their ideas from the Pre-Writing step. Students can use their prompt, rubric, checklist, and research tools, and are also given a broader range of text formatting tools. Students can save their work without submitting it by clicking the Save and Exit button. Once students are satisfied with their Rough Drafts, they can submit their work by clicking the Submit button, which will allow them to move on to the Final Draft.