Feature: Write in your Notebook and get corrections

April 21st, 2010 | Posted by Kevin in feature

Have you ever wanted to write something and get help correcting it?
Now you can write a short post in your Notebook, and get other italki members to correct and comment on it.

Many of our users have been suggesting we create a feature like this for some time. One thing that we like about this idea is how you can use your notebook in a variety of ways. You can use it as a learning tool for writing — post a short essay or something you want help with. (Some of our users have already been using the answers section for this.) This can also be used as a way of expressing yourself (like a blog) or for taking notes about things that you’ve learned about a language.

When you view someone else’s notebook, you’ll be able to correct and comment on it. When you correct an entry, there will be a copy of the original text, and you’ll have HTML formatting tools like strikethrough and colors to help you point out errors and what are your comments.  If you’re just interested in giving an opinion, you can just leave a comment.

We hope you try using the Notebook (try writing a notebook entry right now!). If you’re a bit shy, you can at least help other users by correcting or commenting on their writings. It’s a great way to connect with other users.

Let us know your thoughts about how we can improve this feature, as well as other features that you’d like to see on italki. Let us know through feedback.

This is part of our planned improvements to italki. There will be more changes coming very soon, so please keep sending us your feedback and checking back here at the blog!

The italki team

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  • Joyce

    I have problem on writing the correction. I can’t correct other people’s notebook entry even it’s my friend’s. And I can’t see any copies of the original text or HTML formatting tools. The only thing that I see is a bluish green box with “Submit” and “Cancel” after clicking the button “Correct this entry”. I can’t type any words there. Can you help me solve the problem?

  • http://www.italki.com Kevin

    Hi Joys — we already responded on email. But for others who might have this problem — sometimes it is related to your internet browser. We recommend using firefox. Thanks!