College-Ready Writing Essentials (Homeschool) — Premium Package
Full Curriculum (25 Step-by-Step Lessons)
Exercises and Worksheets
Strategies, Models, Examples
Links to Helpful Resources
Key Terms & Phrases Reference Sheet
Interactive Comment & Discussions Forum
Certificate of Completion
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BONUS: Quick Guide to the Culture of College Academics—8 Key Concepts PDF
Personalized Feedback on Your Essay from Dr. Bryant
Two Finalized, Top-Quality Model Essays in PDF Form
Additional Going Beyond Exercises
Full Instructor's Guide PDF
Proprietary College-Ready Writing Essentials Framework PDF
College-Ready Writing Essentials White Paper
- Lesson 2: Task, Audience, Purpose
- Lesson 3: Selecting a Topic
- Lesson 4: Researching a Topic
- Lesson 5: Reading Perceptively
- Lesson 6: Defining an Issue
- Lesson 7: Connecting a Specific Issue to a General Concern
- Lesson 8: Mapping Perspectives
- Lesson 9: Taking a Position
- Lesson 10: Outlining Your Essay
- Lesson 11: Outline - Peer Reviews
- Lesson 12: Rhetorical Appeals
- Lesson 13: The Introduction
- Lesson 14: The Introduction - Peer Reviews
- Lesson 15: The Body - Background and Analysis
- Lesson 16: The Body - Your Position and Supporting Argument
- Lesson 17: The Body - Addressing Counterarguments
- Lesson 18: The Body - Peer Reviews
- Lesson 19: The Conclusion
NO MATTER YOUR MAJOR, research shows your success in college depends on your skill at ACADEMIC WRITING.
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College-Ready Writing Essentials was developed by BetterRhetor's William Bryant, PhD. Dr. Bryant has been a writer, editor, and educator for over 30 years. He is the former Director of Writing Assessments at ACT, Inc. and has worked extensively with student writing, gaining a deep understanding of the college-ready writing gap and its causes.
In 2015, Dr. Bryant co-founded BetterRhetor Resources LLC, a company dedicated to addressing persistent problems in education & helping more student succeed at college-level academics.