Mar 16, 2016

Google Docs Add-on: Revision Assistant

Revision Assistant is a free add-on for Google Docs. This simple yet effective tool inputs formatted proofreading markings into a Document. These marks are tracked in the sidebar, making it a bit easier for teachers to evaluate and assess punctuation and grammar. Students will not be able to quickly click Resolve (Comments) or Accept (Suggestions) to ignore or incorporate corrections.

Marks are divided into two categories:
  • Conventions: apostrophe, capitalize, colon, comma, exclamation point, hyphen, insert, lower case, omit, period, question mark, quotation, semicolon, spelling, and spell out.
  • Structure: accuracy, comma splice, fragment, paragraph, run-on, space, and transpose.

This add-on also allows reviewers to gather existing Google Doc comments into a table at the bottom of the document. While there is not connection to the original document location, these comments become preserved and printable.

Only the teacher or editor needs to have the add-on installed to add the marks. To install this add-on:
  1. Open any Google Doc.
  2. On the menu bar, click Add-ons.
  3. Choose Get Add-ons.
  4. Search for Revision Assistant.
  5. Click the blue +Free icon and follow the steps.