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!
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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.
College and High School English Teachers Help Us Better Understand College-Ready Writing and How to Close the gap
Too Many Students Are Not Prepared to Succeed in College
OF STUDENTS ENTERING COLLEGE ARE NOT PREPARED
OF STUDENTS ENTERING COLLEGE MUST TAKE REMEDIAL COURSES TO CATCH UP
OF COLLEGE STUDENTS ACTUALLY GRADUATE
COST OF REMEDIATION TO STUDENTS & FAMILIES ANNUALLY
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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