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.

select Journal while reading a book

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

example of a journal entry while reading a book

Student can also:

  • Select plus button to start a new journal entry. Other entries are listed on the left, where you can select them to open them.
  • To copy text from the book you are reading, in your journal, select copy button. Then, in the book, drag your mouse over the text you want to copy to highlight it. After highlighting the text, select Copy at the bottom of the window.
  • example of highlighting text to copy

    select the copy button

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

  • Select citation button 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 citation in a journal

  • Select delete or trash button to delete the journal entry that is open (selected on the left side of the journal window).
  • Select close or x button to close the journal.

Viewing Your Journal

When you're 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.
  • select Your Journal while working on a writing task

    a journal entry viewed from a writing task