RooWriter - Writing Assessment

Version :6.9

RooWriter Usage Tips

Please review the tips below before contacting us. If you cannot find an answer to your usage issues below, contact the Coordinator of Writing Assessment

Reporting a RooWriter Problem/Error/Issue

If you must report an error to us, please be as specific as you can about what triggers the error. Tell us what browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.) you are using and its version, as well as your operating system (Windows, Mac) and version if possible. The more details you give, the quicker we can help you.

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  • You must have a UMKC SSO (Single Sign-On) user name to login to the RooWriter web site.
  • We cannot account for a poor internet connection, a slow computer, or other general disruptions. Generally “try again later” is good advice.
  • We recommend Firefox as the most reliable browser for the RooWriter.
  • If you have URL access problems with the browser Safari, try clearing your cache and cookies, then close and reopen Safari.
  • If you start your 72 hour essay period BEFORE 12 noon on any Wednesday, and then within that 72 hour time period continue working on your essay AFTER 2:00 pm that same Wednesday, when you log back in to the RooWriter you must hit CTRL F5 so that any website updates/fixes uploaded during the regular RooWriter Wednesday maintenance window will take effect.
  • If you SAVED your essay work before your previous logout, then your entire essay will reappear after hitting CTRL F5. However, if you simply logged out of the RooWriter previously, then up to 2 minutes of the last words you typed may be lost, since the RooWriter only auto-saves your work every 2 minutes.


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Maintenance Window:

Wednesdays 12 P.M. - 2 P.M.
During this weekly window, the RooWriter website may be totally or sporadically unavailable as the software team implements performance updates and bug fixes. Users may experience slow response times, or certain tools may be unavailable.