The kids have been taking a few college classes the last few semesters. As you know, there are a lot of papers that need to be written in these classes. I was very excited to get the chance to review College-Ready Writing Essentials™ from BetterRhetor. It couldn’t have come at a better time!
College-Ready Writing Essentials™ will work for many different people! I suggest it for kids that are in early to mid high school. Although you can also use it as a senior or if you are already in college. And in fact, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to use it as an adult!
We received the Full Package. There is also a Premium Package. The difference between the two is that the Premium Package includes some extras, the most exciting is personalized feedback on your essay by William Bryant who is the founder and CEO.
When we first logged onto the program, my daughter had just been assigned a paper in her English class. She gets overwhelmed just starting the paper. Once she gets going it is easier for her, but she gets a definite mental block at the beginning.
As we started moving through the lessons, we came to lesson three which was Selecting a Topic. You guys, this was such perfect timing. There are so many tips included in each lesson, this one included.
It broke everything down in very easy to understand terms…and she understood. She understood something that her father and I were trying to explain to her and not having luck with.
Included in lesson three were worksheets…they are also available as a download that you can print off or you can just type on the screen to answer the questions!
While this essay topic wasn’t what her assignment was on, just this one chapter helped her immensely on being able to pick the topic out of her choices given.
As you go further along, there are examples of papers. This really gives the student an example of how these essays should be written. One of the papers was actually on one of the topics of her assigned essay! Seeing one out on paper also made it not look so overwhelming to her when she is assigned a certain amount of words!
There are a total of 25 lessons and they are broken up into sections.
- Overview – just a basic overview with one lesson.
- Planning – covers lessons 2-11 and helps pick out a paper topic
- Drafting – covers lessons 12-19 and goes through each section of the paper (Introduction, body, conclusion)
- Revising – covers lessons 20-23 and gives tips on revising your own paper
- Finalizing – covers lessons 24-25 and goes over the formatting of the paper. Since we used it for college papers, they mostly used MLA format and that is covered.
We took a lot of time on the beginning lessons. That’s where Lauren got stuck the most is just beginning. The rest of the program is so very helpful, but I wanted to make sure we took our time with it.
You can mark complete the lessons that you are done with, which is nice. We are able to go back over the lessons that we wanted to spend more time on. I love that you can go at your own pace. We just didn’t mark those as completed so that we knew which ones to go back to.
Lauren started taking college classes at 15 and while writing papers was something she enjoyed, she didn’t have all of the college skills right away. That is one reason why I suggested it would be great for early high school aged kids. It can help for high school papers too!
You get lifetime access to this program, which I think is fantastic! There is also a 30-day money back guarantee, but I can’t imagine anyone needing to do that! If you want to read what others thought of College-Ready Writing Essentials™ from BetterRhetor, feel free to click the banner below! I know I am curious how the Premium Package was so I will definitely be reading about those experiences!
College-Ready Writing Essentials™ from BetterRhetor