Tired of stacks of 40 essays? Group essays in Google Docs lighten your load while teaching students to collaborate. Beginning in the brainstorming process, students work together to outline ideas. As they write within the same document, they push each other into deeper levels of critical thinking. Suddenly, peer editing becomes authentic, and students naturally write and use comments of praise and criticism. Small groups allow the teacher to be on every document daily, allowing for more formative assessment. This session only requires beginner skills, but will create more advanced writers.

Essays are like martini glasses.