How Students Use Their Journal

Some teachers may encourage students to keep a journal in myON, perhaps to write about their reading or other topics that teachers assign.

Accessing the Journal for Writing

While reading books, students can select the Journal button on the left or right side of the page.

the journal button is available while reading books

Once the journal opens, students can select one of their journal entries and continue writing.

example of a journal open while reading

Student can also:

new entry button

Select New Entry to start a new journal entry. Other entries are listed on the left, where you can select them to open them.

copy text button

To copy text from the book you are reading, in your journal, select Copy Text. Then, in the book, drag your mouse over the text you want to copy to highlight it. After copying the text, select Copy at the bottom of the window.

example of selected text

copy button

Copy text is not available for books that do not include audio.

add citation button

Select to add a citation to the book to your journal. The citation includes the author, title and the date when the citation was added.

example of a journal entry with a citation

delete entry button

Select Delete Entry to delete the journal entry that is open (selected on the left side of the journal window).

close icon

Select the X or close button to close the journal.

Viewing Your Journal

When you are not reading a book, you can see your journal entries. There are two ways to do this:

  • At the top of the main myON page, select your name, then select Journal. You will see your journal entries. On the left side of the page, select the journal entry that you want to read.
  • select your name, then Journal

  • When you are working on a project writing task, you can select the Your journal tab to see your journal. Then, on the left side of the page, select the journal entry that you want to read.
  • the Your journal option available in a writing task

    an example of a journal open from a writing task