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  1. Introduction

  2. Reading

  3. Planning

  4. Writing

  5. Free Resources

What you learned: printable summary


Hear text in PDFs read out:

  • Go to  Folder  and select My Files. Navigate to the document you want to open. The file must be a PDF file type.
  • Highlight a section of text and go to  Sound - DR  to hear it.

Use DocsPlus to plan out your ideas and prepare for writing:

  • Use Voice Notes to organise your initial ideas and key information:
    • Select  Create VN  to create a new Voice Note in the Document.
    • Click  Record button  to make your recording then choose Done.
    • Completed Voice Notes appear as a speech bubble to the left of the Document. Click a Voice Note to listen to your recording.

Use the tools and resources available in the Document to support writing:

  • Use the Predictor for writing and spelling support:
    • Select  Predictor  to turn on the Predictor.
    • Choose from the words offered to add them to the Document.
  • Use Wordbars for a selection of subject-specific vocabulary:
    • Choose  Wordbar toggle  to toggle between the on-screen keyboard and open Wordbar.
    • Choose words or phrases from the Wordbar to add them to your Document.
  • Use the Spell Check to make corrections to your writing:
    • Click a misspelt word to open the Spell Check.
    • Choose from the words offered by the Spell Check to make corrections.
  • Speech feedback supports proof-reading your work:
    • Enter a full stop to hear your sentence.
    • Select  Sound - DR  with the text cursor  text cursor  at the bottom of your page to hear your work.
Free resources

LearningGrids is an ever-expanding bank of free pre-made DocsPlus resources to support writing across different subject areas:

  • Select  Folder  then choose LearningGrids to browse these resources.