Language arts instructor Jimm Shodeen checks to make sure every student has hand written a rough draft of their essay at Bristow Middle School before going
Language arts instructor Jimm Shodeen checks to make sure every student has hand written a rough draft of their essay at Bristow Middle School before going to the computer lab on campus in Brentwood, Calif., Monday, March 10, 2014. Students use a computer program called EssayScorer to evaluate their essay as they write it, getting feedback on misspelled words and grammar errors, as well as to the ideas, organization, sentence fluency and word choice used in the essay. Students may redo their essays three times before submitting them. (Susan Tripp Pollard/Bay Area News Group)