Justification for DSA Needs Assessment Reports

Below are some student difficulties mentioned by DSA Needs Assessors and how the need can be addressed with Essay Writer in your reports:


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Has difficulties with the structure and layout of essays. Comparison Arrow


Highly visual graphical idea maps allow the student to see very clearly how their ideas will fit together.


Has always had difficulties producing essays. Comparison Arrow


Idea map and essay are produced side by side so that the student can instantly see the essay and re-structure it by changing the idea map.


Can get distracted if there is “too much going on”. Comparison Arrow


Essay is researched, structured, written and referenced in one program which has a simple and clean user interface, reducing the need to switch between applications.


Has tried to use mind mapping in the past but spends more time creating the mind map than the work associated with it. Comparison Arrow


In Split Screen View the essay is created simultaneously with the idea map so all work is productive.


Has difficulties with short term memory and processing information and finds it difficult to remember the full scale of a concept and see the piece as a whole. Comparison Arrow


Idea map can be tilted and rotated in 3D allowing the student to see even large maps in their entirety, thus reducing the amount of information that needs to be held in short term memory.


Finds it difficult to get started with an essay and to use the appropriate academic language. Comparison Arrow


Templates and built-in academic phrase bank help the student to overcome blank page syndrome while at the same time produce properly worded academic writing.


Finds it difficult to create bibliography. Comparison Arrow Student can add bibliographic references with ease at any time, references are automatically formatted in Harvard or indexed style.


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