Writing Skills Support

You’re that Parent

You follow your own path…you make the hard decisions…you want only the best for your kids…and you’re determined to set them up for future success

Like you, I’m devoted to helping high schoolers prepare for their future. Study after study links WRITING SKILLS to positive outcomes for incoming undergrads, no matter their major.

When your kids leave the nest, feel confident you’ve done everything you can—know they’re equipped with EXACTLY the research-proven skills most essential for academic and career success!

Experience, Passion, Expertise

Hi, I’m Dr. William Bryant—and I’ve worked extensively with student writing over the past three decades, gaining a deep understanding of the college-ready writing gap and its causes. I’d love to help you and your students thrive!

On this site you’ll find practical tools and resources I’ve developed to support you as THAT amazing parent giving it your all.


College-Ready Writing Essentials

My “done-for-you” online home program. Make your life simpler AND take your family’s learning to the next level! Addresses the EXACT skills research proves most necessary for student success. This is the same curriculum developed for U.S. high school, college, and university classrooms and adopted by the Texas State Board of Education for SY 2020-2028, tailored here for individual use.

Addressing the College-Ready Writing Gap

I’m here to help you be the best educator you can be. How can we continually improve writing instruction for our students? We begin by recognizing what college-ready writing looks like.

The resources below provide extended discussion of the college-ready writing gap and some of the differences between high school and college writing.

Are Your Student Writers Prepared for College and Career? with Dr. William Bryant

College and High School English Teachers Help Us Better Understand College-Ready Writing and How to Close the gap

Preparing Students for College Writing Success

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Too Many Students Are Not Prepared to Succeed in College







$1.5 Bil


Helping YOU Create a Bridge Between High School and College Writing for Students

Primarily short responses and worksheets: “writing without composing”

Multiple-page source-based compositions: reports, essays, position papers, reviews

Formulaic structures, such as the 5-paragraph essay and 11-sentence paragraph

Structure determined by student author according to needs of their project, formulas are avoided

Students write to standardized topics and prompts

Students discover topics and explore issues that they care about

Students’ cultural identity, background, and experience are off limits in academic writing

Students’ cultural identity, background, and experience are important resources that they bring to their academic writing

Evidence-centered persuasive essays are not emphasized

Evidence-centered persuasive essays are the primary type of writing required

The primary purpose of writing is to demonstrate language skills

The primary purpose of writing is to demonstrate critical thinking skills

For more information about the college-ready  writinggap, its causes and solutions, please check out my White Paper.

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Learn the key skills to teach your high schooler(s) BEFORE they arrive at college:

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Home Edition $297

PDF Edition $97

For Your Homeschool Community

My Exclusive Toolkit $27

Evaluate Your Child’s Writing $97

Everything You Need $347

College-Ready Writing Essentials offers homeschoolers who are unable to participate in a college-prep level writing class, the opportunity to receive excellent instruction… I highly recommend the premium package.

Cathy Duffy
Cathy Duffy Reviews 5/8/20

[College-Ready Writing Essentials] goes beyond the mechanics to help students understand such things as the expectations for college-level writing, the importance of critical thinking, how to express their own ideas based on information and research, how to present arguments, the importance of taking into consideration what a course instructor will be looking for, and how to work with peers.

Cathy Duffy
Cathy Duffy Reviews 5/8/20

The unique beauty of the BetterRhetor course is in its approach. There are no assignments like, ‘Write a 1,000 word persuasive essay on (insert boring subject student doesn’t care about here).’ …I highly and wholeheartedly recommend BetterRhetor for high school writing. You will find it easy to follow, enjoyable for the student, and helpful in understanding the quality and expectation necessary for college writing success.

Shannan Swindler
Captivating Compass

There are so many amazing resources within this very thorough course. For any student (or adult) who is looking to strengthen their skills in writing and research, this is definitely a wonderful resource…College-Ready Writing Essentials doesn’t just teach writing but also an understanding of how each part of an essay works…We aren’t just tossing words and phrases around. It’s so much deeper than that.

Jennifer King
A Peace of Mind

I cannot stress enough how helpful Dr. Bryant’s personal feedback was for A. If you are like me, it can be hard to help guide and teach your child/student through the complete process of writing and give feedback. Having Dr. Bryant’s feedback really completed the program for me as it gave A. ideas and suggestions for improving her personal writing. This was so valuable!

Kathryn Cummins
Cummins Life

I truly do believe this course is worth every penny.

Nicole Cole
Some Call It Natural

If you are seeking a well-researched program to help your student learn the academic skills needed beyond high school, this is an excellent program. The level of detail is spot on for each step of the writing process.

Laura O'Neill
Day by Day in Our World

This is an excellent intensive course that would be very suitable for a high school senior, or motivated high school junior, or for a summer preparation course for a high school graduate. It is not light or casual, but takes a serious approach to building the necessary skills for students who want to be well prepared for college academics.

Kym Thorpe
Homeschool Coffee Break

I thought the program was extremely thorough. It covered everything a student heading off to college would need to know about writing. I love the fact that we have lifetime access…If you have a student heading off to college, or if they just want to become a better writer, I highly recommend this online writing course! I promise your student will not regret it.

Monique Gilkison
Mountain of Grace Homeschooling

Homeschool moms want curriculum that can be used independently by their students without much help, especially at the high school levels. This course delivers exactly that—top-notch instruction without any hassle for mom.

Abby Banks
Making Room 4 One More