Writing has the power to shape one's future
I learned this early on, when in the 5th grade, a single application separated me from my middle school magnet program; and again when one well-written essay determined that I would be the first person from my high school to attend Princeton. My writing skills got me into Harvard Law School, enabling me to become one of the only 2% of black women attorneys in the country.
After a decade of working one-on-one with teenagers on their writing, I observed low writing proficiency rates, particularly among black and brown students. As a solution to this issue, I developed Outline, software designed to improve students' writing abilities, from Kindergarten through Grade 12.
It wasn't until I was 26 that I was diagnosed with ADHD and I have first-hand experience working with my sister to help her succeed in high school while navigating ADHD and executive functioning challenges.
Learning how to write well from an early age can vastly change the trajectory of students' lives. Join us in our mission to improve writing proficiency in schools across the nation and empower students to realize their full potential through the power of writing.
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Empower Your Students with Specialized Writing Software
As an educator, you know that every student is unique, with their own set of strengths and challenges. You believe in providing equal opportunities for all learners, including neurodiverse and special needs students. That's why Outline developed a specialized writing software that equips you with powerful tools to support their individual needs.view accessibility features
With Outline your students can brainstorm and organize their essays while you have full control over the assignment in the Essay Management tab.
Create rubrics to track student performance and add criteria to evaluate and grade the quality of essays
Press "Add Rubrics" or the blue + on the right side of the page to add different criteria to your rubric.
You can choose one of our pre-made categories to include by selecting the checkbox next to the rubric. Or you can create your own rubric category by clicking "Add New Rubric".
To add your own rubric, follow the prompts to add a title and note how many points this rubric is worth.
You will then add the individual parameters of the rubric and assign point values to them.
Track student progress individually and as a whole. Ensure essay completion milestones are being met.
Click on User Management to view your students. Click on an individual student to view their essays in progress.
Next to each essay, you will be able to monitor student progress, including their status. The status concedes with the names of each step on the platform.
Design grading rubrics, oversee activities, and support your students every step of the way.
Essay management is the tab that you will use most often to create essays and rubrics for your students. User management is where you will be able to view students' essay progress.
Every good essay starts with a good outline.
Writing an essay without an outline is like driving without GPS. Don't wander around aimlessly. Use Outline to help you plan and organize your next paper.