Frequently Asked Questions about the Scoring Service
- If a student has not submitted anything to the Scoring Services, full refunds are available until September 15th, 2019.
- If a student has submitted anything to the Scoring Services, no refund will be provided.
- After September 15th, 2019, no refunds are available under any circumstances.
Each student using the Scoring Service must have an individual email address attached to an individual Canvas Account.
Type the composition in the word processor of your choice (following all specified format guidelines) and then convert the file into a PDF. You can find PDF converters online.
If you have a Google Account, you can type your composition in Google Docs. Then, “print” the file to a PDF and save it to your computer.
Only files with the following extensions can be submitted to Canvas: .doc, .docx, .rtf, and .pdf
The formatting requirements for the major style guides like MLA and APA have changed since the publication of the EIW 7-12 textbooks. The Scoring Service formatting requirements reflect the updated rules.
Many teachers and professors also require unique formatting for certain assignments and classes. It is important for students to learn to 1) be aware of what an assignment requires and 2) meet the individual requirements of specific teachers.
Students can submit whatever assignments they wish in whatever order they wish. However, we do encourage students to submit the paragraph compositions before the longer compositions, such as the essays.
Students must wait to submit a new assignment until the previous submission has been scored.
Once a score is assigned to a composition, the score will not be changed. Students are encouraged to pay attention to the feedback on one assignment and apply it to the next assignment.
However, the parent/teacher of the student has the final say about the student’s grades.
Can a student submit more than one composition to the same Assignment Slot? For example, can they write a second Expository Essay and submit it to be scored?
Only one composition per composition assignment in the EIW textbook can be submitted for scoring.
Do scorers comment directly on the paper? How do we read the comments left directly on the composition (the in-text comments)?
Yes. Scorers leave specific in-text comments throughout each composition. Follow this link to view a video tutorial on how to view in-text feedback. LINK TO THE VIEW SCORE AND FEEDBACK VIDEO on the CANVAS PAGE.
My student submitted an assignment over 10 days ago, and there has been no feedback. What should I do?
Contact your scorer through a Canvas message or email. There may be a technical problem with the submission or with the Canvas notifications.
If you do not have a Canvas account: A Join Code and a link will be sent to the email address provided for your student at the time of purchase. Follow the link to create a Canvas account. Using the Join Code when you create your account will automatically add you to the correct Canvas Course.
If you already have a Canvas account: An invitation to join the correct Canvas Course will be sent to the email address provided for your student at the time of purchase. Follow the link in that email. Log into your account and accept the invitation to join the Course.