Essay Questions

Enter your response in the box provided. You or your teaching assistant must grade your students' responses manually. After your instructor grades essays, your scores and instructor comments are displayed on the assignment, if enabled.
question with a large answer box for an extended textual answer and message "This answer has not been graded yet."

These kinds of questions are only infrequently used for textbook questions.

Click in the answer box and type your answer.
Important By default, you receive full credit after submitting your answer. After your instructor grades your answer your score can change. For example, if there are 5 points in an essay question, you might see that you have 5 out of 5 points when you first submit it. If your score is actually 4 out of 5 points, you will see the score change after the instructor enters the correct score of 4 points in WebAssign.

By default, your students receive full credit automatically after submitting an answer. Manually grade student answers to update their scores.