With thanks to everyone who has contributed to the development of the Wrasse project.

WrAssE is based on an original idea by John Hilsdon and started life as the 'Assignment Project' with a small grant from the Institute for Learning and Teaching in 2002. The framework of 'functions of writing' was developed as a result of research conducted with staff and students at the University of Plymouth. The 'qualities of writing' were a later addition by consultant on the project, Helen Beetham. The project has progressed to its current phase with support from the LearnHigher CETL, the National Teaching Fellowship scheme, and Plymouth University.

Many people have been involved in the project. We would like to offer particular thanks to:

The Educational Development and Learning Techologies (EDaLT) team, particularly Mark Lyndon and Mark Pannell for the original web resource and database (2006). Consultant on the project, Helen Beetham.The original academic contributors who worked so hard to comment on and annotate their students' writing.

  • Amanda Austin
  • Tony Belpaeme
  • Stephanie Bennett
  • Fiona Dalton
  • Karen Gresty
  • Paul Lawley
  • Veronica Maynard
  • Donna Poade
  • Pushpa Subramaniam
  • Ismini Vasilieou

The Learning Development team members, Joe Allison, Eloise Sentito and Julia Dawson, who have made important contributions in project design, content, proofreading, testing and editing.

All at Yello Studio Ltd. but particularly Andy Lake and Chris Rees for the new design and functionality for 2014.

Thanks is also due to those who made contributions to earlier versions of the project, in particular:

  • Caroline Abbey
  • Maureen Evans
  • Pollyanna Magnee
  • Matthew Newcombe
  • Dilys Thorpe

Finally and most importantly we would like to thank the students who kindly consent to their work being used for the benefit of others.