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College-Ready Writing Essentials

Learn how to harness the #1 Secret to College Success BEFORE your high schooler leaves home…and stop worrying now! 

My easy-to-use, done-for-you, signature online course helps students be fully prepared for the college classroom from DAY ONE.

Make your life simpler AND take your home classroom to the next level today with College-Ready Writing Essentials™. A reduced-stress, confident send-off for your teen IS possible! 

Study after study shows that writing is  the academic skill most linked to student success in college—and this is true no matter a student’s major.

I’m passionate about helping educators & families prepare students for college-level academics—so that they can graduate on schedule and achieve the life of their dreams.

No-Hassle

Expert Instruction

Each of the 25 Lessons in College-Ready Writing Essentials was created by me, Dr. William Bryant, to walk high schoolers—and their parents/instructors—through the creation of a 3-5 pg extended, persuasive, research-supported essay. This is EXACTLY the type of paper entering college students will be expected to repeatedly produce in their fall classroom.

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Do you want your student not to simply get by in college, but to excel? Then they need to master academic writing. My done-for-you, step-by-step online course teaches them how—in as few as five weeks.

“Success Insurance” For Your Family

Features

  • 25 one-of-a-kind online lessons addressed directly to the student
  • Guides students (and their parents/instructors) through the complex process of writing a first-rate, research-based, persuasive academic essay
  • Flexible, done-for-you instruction can be slotted into any schedule—spread the lessons out over a full year, or complete full course in as few as 5 weeks
  • Developed by Dr. Wiliam Bryant for U.S. high schools, colleges, and universities and adopted by the Texas State Board of Education for SY 2020-2028—now available for home use!
  • Based on decades of research, evidence, and experience—a groundbreaking, gold-standard resource not available anywhere else
  • Digital worksheets & assignments (delivered as .docx or Google Docs) plus Going Beyond Exercises
  • 7 Sample Student Essays (demonstrating “Excellent,” “Competent,” and “Developing” college-level writing ability)
  • Models and Finalized Model Essays
  • Key Terms, Competencies Framework
  • Immediate, lifetime access for the whole family across all devices owned
  • Addtional option for personalized feedback on your student’s essay from Dr. Bryant
  • Certificate of completion
  • 24/7 email customer support
  • 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee—enroll at no risk!

Benefits

  • Transform your teen’s “meh” writing ability into rocking killer skills for school AND career
  • Helps your student develop the key critical thinking toolkit necessary for major future success
  • De-mystifies the new academic landscape ahead & avoids the dreaded “First-Year Flame-Out” story for your family
  • Delivers peace of mind knowing that your student is definitely prepared to start strong and is gaining THE writing skills most needed for excellence
  • Teaches students to write the way their professors are expecting from the very beginning
  • Uses proven best practices to teach the strategies, skills, and concepts research shows are most essential for writing—and college—success
  • Avoids the pitfalls of expensive delays and/or remediation
  • Safeguards your family vs. early drop-out, or even failure to graduate (see stats below)
  • Skills learned via College-Ready Writing Essentials apply across ALL of a student’s writing-intensive college courses, including: Composition, Rhetoric, History, Communications, Social Science, Business, and many others
  • Competencies gained attract top-notch employers AFTER graduation too
  • Lets you feel awesome knowing you’ve given your teen the very best chance at life-long success!

    Avoid “First-Year Flame-Out” for your teen. Too many kids arrive in college not fully prepared…get in over their heads…and fall behind the very first semester. The cost to  families is $1 billion annually.

    Too Many Graduating High Schoolers Are Not Prepared
    to Succeed in College

    73%

    OF STUDENTS ENTERING COLLEGE ARE NOT REPARED
    Nation’s Report Card

    25%

    OF STUDENTS ENTERING COLLEGE MUST TAKE REMEDIAL COURSES TO CATCH UP
    Ed Reform Now

    60%

    OF COLLEGE STUDENTS ACTUALLY GRADUATE
    National Center for Education Statistics

    $1.5 Bil

    COST OF REMEDIATION TO STUDENTS & FAMILIES ANNUALLY
    Ed Reform Now

    I’ve Created a Bridge Between High School and College Writing for Your Teen To Help

    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

    What Families Like Yours

    Are Saying…

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

    Cathy Duffy

    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

    The unique beauty of College-Ready Writing Essentials 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 College-Ready Writing Essentials 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

    If you are seeking a well-researched program to help your student learn the academic skills needed beyond high school, College-Ready Writing Essentials 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

    I was low-key ready to give you a co-teaching credit for as much as I leaned into your work. Five Stars. Extremely satisfied.

    Matt B.
    Teachers Pay Teachers

    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

    Having taught HS English and then a college freshman writing class, I saw the vast difference (and lack) of writing abilities from students coming from several different states. I would say 1 out of 30 had skills that only needed honing. I would highly recommend parents and schools getting on board with College-Ready Writing Essentials—college is an investment and this is a great way to protect the investment you are about to make.

    Christine Mitcheltree
    Curriculum and Instruction Support Specialist, Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit 16

    The quality of writing I produced exceeded my own expectations. I would not be one bit embarrassed or against posting my writing in a journal… I spent hours researching, writing, and editing my writing in order to produce a piece of writing that I am proud of. I was also able to provide a helpful hand to my classmates in editing and giving advice toward a better formed piece of writing.”

    Cole B.
    Student

    College-Ready Writing Essentials has given me the tools, from the initial brainstorming phase, to the actual writing stage, that I needed as an academic writer. It was like a teacher taking you by the hand, through each step of the writing process, and allowing your writing potential to unfold. My feedback-peers have noticed an improvement in my writing. I’ve become more calm when approaching my writing process, and more clear with regards to choosing my topics. I highly recommend taking Dr. Bryant’s program. It will boost your self-confidence.”

    Fatima A.
    Student

    I feel that I learned a lot about writing skills while writing my essay. College-Ready Writing Essentials allowed me to pick a topic that was entirely up to me which I enjoyed a lot. It allowed me to write about something that I not only know a lot about, but something I am passionate about… I think this is the best thing to go for when writing a persuasive argument because you are trying to persuade someone of something that you actually believe, not just something you have to force yourself to believe. It makes it more realistic to implement tools such as Ethos, Logos, and Pathos and allowed me to learn how to use them properly. Overall, College-Ready Writing Essentials helped me to understand how to argue and structure my essay a lot better, and also helped me to understand the process of writing an essay from planning, research, and drafting to finalizing.

    Donovan S.
    Student

    I have learned a lot and immensely enjoyed the topics within College-Ready Writing Essentials. I found the lessons straightforward and engaging to follow. At the beginning of my first college semester, I felt challenged with my workload, and I am proud of what I produced. Ethos, Pathos, and Logos have already begun to take an increased presence in my writing, and I have started to see the changes and benefits the lessons in this course have taught me. I can’t wait to use the information I have gathered and implement it in my future assignments and projects.

    Greyson C.
    Student

    This class opened my eyes to new possibilities.

    Bradley M.
    Student

    College-Ready Writing Essentials has helped me envision how exactly I will communicate and persuade my audience in the future, whether it be in classes or at a company. I may be presenting to a potential customer for a future employer, or I might be writing an important document for those positioned above me. Regardless of what exactly my work is, being a valuable employee will require an extensive amount of good communication. This course has helped me gain confidence and a significant amount of knowledge to help.

    McKenna P.
    Student

    If you are seeking a well-researched program to help your student learn the academic skills needed beyond high school, College-Ready Writing Essentials 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

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

    Abby Banks
    Making Room 4 One More

    I thought College-Ready Writing Essentials 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

    Dr. Bryant’s course, College-Ready Writing Essentials, was extremely helpful, and allowed me to get a much better idea of where my strengths and weaknesses are in writing. I greatly appreciated the encouragement and his personalized feedback.

    Wynonna S.
    Student

    College-Ready Writing Essentials has been a pleasure for me, providing me with the opportunity to improve my writing and communication skills. The lessons have been incredibly beneficial and what I have learned will undoubtedly be valuable as I move forward in my academic and professional career. I appreciate the feedback Dr. Bryant provided throughout, which helped me to identify my strengths and improve my writing. Thank you for an excellent learning experience.

    Katrina D.
    Student

    I feel that the resources provided in College-Ready Writing Essentials were high quality and educated all of us as students about literacy very effectively. I liked the lessons as they weren’t too long and the assignments gave us a good look at how we were supposed to be doing it. College-Ready Writing Essentials was helpful for me to formulate my essay because it really broke down the writing process and I got to see exactly how every step along the way was executed with quality. I don’t think that I have ever had a lesson on how to write an essay in such detail as this one.

    Christian J.
    Student

    College-Ready Writing Essentials 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

    One of the most valuable aspects of College-Ready Writing Essentials was the focus on the writing process. I appreciated the emphasis on prewriting and brainstorming, as well as the importance of revision and editing. By going through the various stages of writing, I was able to produce more thoughtful and well-organized essays…and I felt more confident in my writing abilities overall. I also appreciated the feedback I received on my writing from Dr. Bryant and my peers, which helped me to identify my strengths and weaknesses and improve my work.

    Lisa P.
    Student

    I found this resource to be very beneficial, especially in terms of improving my research techniques and enhancing my ability to evaluate and interpret resources. Finishing College-Ready Writing Essentials was a tremendously beneficial experience that improved my writing abilities and gave me a clearer understanding of how to successfully communicate my views through writing.

    Bong G.
    Student

    The unique beauty of College-Ready Writing Essentials 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 College-Ready Writing Essentials 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

    I appreciate the dedication and effort Dr. Bryant put into his students, as well as the curriculum—[College-Ready Writing Essentials]—that he created himself. This was a very valuable experience for me.

    Luca M.
    Student

    College-Ready Writing Essentials was a useful tool which helped me create my essay because it helped me stage the essay and approach it with a new tactic as previously, I would simply start drafting my writing. I had never used a program like College-Ready Writing Essentials before, and with its assistance, I was able to correctly organize and construct an essay that was effective in its aim, to generate a significant persuasive essay in a college-level class.

    DUSHYANT S.
    Student

    Prior to taking this course I did not have the best writing skills. I was very incompetent when it came to grammar or rhetorical devices. The number one thing that College-Ready Writing Essentials has taught me is there are multiple writing styles. This allowed me to realize if I laid out the issue, gave background, and stated my perspective with evidence, then I could also persuade my audience. I do not have to copy someone else’s style or paper because my writing is good enough.

    The second most important thing College-Ready Writing Essentials taught me is that writing takes time; there are so many steps that go into creating a successful paper. Prior to taking this course, my research assignments would take me maximum a week. After taking this course, I realize that all those papers were still in the development stages. In my eyes, the final essay I wrote for College-Ready Writing Essentials has been the only paper that has evolved into being a completed piece. The college readiness writing helped me understand how to develop my essays for the future. No essay is complete after the first draft; sometimes it even takes two or three revisions.

    Omar M.
    Student

    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

    College-Ready Writing Essentials helped a lot. Without College-Ready Writing Essentials it would take longer, and I wouldn’t have been able to write thoroughly. In particular, it was beneficial to explain through examples. I spent about an hour and a half a day reading College-Ready Writing Essentials lessons daily, looking at examples, and doing assignments. I felt proud to see essay completion gradually, even though it was difficult because it was a considerable amount of understanding and doing tasks.

    Junhee C.
    Student

    I completed all 25 lessons in a timely manner and I am very proud of achieving that goal. College Ready Writing Essentials was really helpful; last semester I failed COM122 and I believe this was due to the professor not explaining things properly and of course being new to university, I did not seek help earlier as I should have. Dr. Bryant clearly explained and laid out what was expected for each lesson. It helped with understanding each part of the essay and working on them individually made it less overwhelming. I felt like my performance was excellent. I was able to complete all lessons and produce a clear essay.

    Andon H.
    Student

    The most important lessons I learned from College-Ready Writing Essentials were how to put together an academically persuasive essay, how to properly research a topic, and how to use the material I gathered to structure an essay. I also learned that using good ethos, logos and pathos will help me to connect and persuade my audience. These elements can lend to my trustworthiness as the audience reads my essays. I will use these lessons in the future… for research findings, cover letters, and essays or presentations. These lessons will help me communicate to my audience so that they will understand me and take me seriously.

    Gunnar S.
    Student

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

    Cathy Duffy

    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

    College-Ready Writing Essentials provided me with multiple new challenges I hadn’t seen in previous English courses, but I was able to use each of these challenges to further my abilities in the subject. I believe that the most important things I learned from this course are as follows: First, I learned what makes an argument effective. This allows me to make my own arguments much more substantial. Second, I learned that an argumentative essay doesn’t necessarily need to follow a certain layout. Third, I learned how to convey my thoughts to my peers in a professional, respectful manner. The multiple peer reviews helped me to accomplish this. I believe that these lessons will be my biggest take-aways from this year, and they are what I will most likely be using the most in the future. I would like to thank you for all your help.

    Phillip N.
    Student

    College-Ready Writing Essentials has taught me that persuasion is not just what you write, but how you write it. You must adapt your writing technique to your audience to optimize your reach and rhetoric—by implementing different tones, language, styles, attitudes and examples of Logos, Pathos and Ethos. Perhaps I could use this newfound knowledge to persuade my future employer to improve working conditions for example, or perhaps when convincing colleagues to vote or petition for a change in the workplace. Thank you, Dr. Bryant, for putting in the level of effort that you did. I appreciate it very much.

    William W.
    Student

    Throughout College-Ready Writing Essentials I learned several important lessons about writing, including the importance of clarity, conciseness, and organization. I also learned the importance of understanding my audience and tailoring my writing to their needs and expectations. I discovered that persuasion is a crucial skill in many professional contexts and that it requires careful consideration of the audience, the message, and the context. Overall, I believe that this course has prepared me well for the challenges of professional writing. I have learned important skills and techniques that I can apply in various contexts, and I feel confident in my ability to communicate effectively with others.

    Preston W.
    Student

    Before taking this class, I had already done a good amount of work with rhetorical analysis in my AP English Language and AP English Literature and Composition classes in junior and senior year of high school respectively…but I remember being afraid I’d never really understand rhetorical analysis. I feel College-Ready Writing Essentials has benefited me greatly, as I can now confidently define, describe, and use examples of some key concepts like Ethos, Logos and Pathos when speaking to other people (something that was certainly missing from my prior experiences!).

    August V.
    Student

    I would just like to say that College-Ready Writing Essentials has been one of the best English courses I have ever been enrolled in. It was much more fun and informative than anything high school provided.

    Tejas D.
    Student

    The thing I’m most excited about is finally seeing a change in my writing capabilities. I’ve felt for the longest time that my writing ability has been kind of stagnant even throughout high school and multiple teachers…I think I finally started to understand the steps to take in order to write at a higher level than I previously had…Coming out of high school I was always caught on the idea that there is a formula to follow in order to create a good essay and that if you stray from that formula in any way it just hurts your writing…I now realize that this is not true and it really made the essay easier to plan and carry out. I liked the way that College-Ready Writing Essentials walks you through each step of the entire process and provided examples. It really is very straightforward and almost foolproof.”

    Luke S.
    Student

    College-Ready Writing Essentials focuses on substance and understanding, not just a final writing product. This is the kind of college preparation students need most. In college, students learn to develop a broader perspective and see the bigger picture. I think College-Ready Writing Essentials is a great stepping stone to that.

    Clerissa Vickery
    ELA Teacher, Elbert School District #200, Colorado

    I was low-key ready to give you a co-teaching credit for as much as I leaned into your work. Five Stars. Extremely satisfied.

    Matt B.
    Teachers Pay Teachers

    I truly do believe this course is worth every penny.

    Nicole Cole
    Some Call It Natural

    Analyzing rhetoric, quite frankly, is something that I am rather glad I received the opportunity to learn. It was not something I went over in high school, and I think that my ability to analyze arguments suffered because of that fact. Understanding the differences in ethos, pathos, and logos contributes to my own skills as a writer and a debater, due to the fact that comprehending why arguments work the way they do is instrumental to those abilities.

    Maximiliano L.
    Student

    Having taught HS English and then a college freshman writing class, I saw the vast difference (and lack) of writing abilities from students coming from several different states. I would say 1 out of 30 had skills that only needed honing. I would highly recommend parents and schools getting on board with College-Ready Writing Essentials—college is an investment and this is a great way to protect the investment you are about to make.

    Christine Mitcheltree
    Curriculum and Instruction Support Specialist, Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit 16

    I completed all 25 lessons in a timely manner and I am very proud of achieving that goal. College Ready Writing Essentials was really helpful; last semester I failed COM122 and I believe this was due to the professor not explaining things properly and of course being new to university, I did not seek help earlier as I should have. Dr. Bryant clearly explained and laid out what was expected for each lesson. It helped with understanding each part of the essay and working on them individually made it less overwhelming. I felt like my performance was excellent. I was able to complete all lessons and produce a clear essay.

    Andon H.
    Student

    College-Ready Writing Essentials has taught me that persuasion is not just what you write, but how you write it. You must adapt your writing technique to your audience to optimize your reach and rhetoric—by implementing different tones, language, styles, attitudes and examples of Logos, Pathos and Ethos. Perhaps I could use this newfound knowledge to persuade my future employer to improve working conditions for example, or perhaps when convincing colleagues to vote or petition for a change in the workplace. Thank you, Dr. Bryant, for putting in the level of effort that you did. I appreciate it very much.

    William W.
    Student

    I appreciate the dedication and effort Dr. Bryant put into his students, as well as the curriculum—[College-Ready Writing Essentials]—that he created himself. This was a very valuable experience for me.

    Luca M.
    Student

    College-Ready Writing Essentials was a useful tool which helped me create my essay because it helped me stage the essay and approach it with a new tactic as previously, I would simply start drafting my writing. I had never used a program like College-Ready Writing Essentials before, and with its assistance, I was able to correctly organize and construct an essay that was effective in its aim, to generate a significant persuasive essay in a college-level class.

    DUSHYANT S.
    Student

    Having taught HS English and then a college freshman writing class, I saw the vast difference (and lack) of writing abilities from students coming from several different states. I would say 1 out of 30 had skills that only needed honing. I would highly recommend parents and schools getting on board with College-Ready Writing Essentials—college is an investment and this is a great way to protect the investment you are about to make.

    Christine Mitcheltree
    Curriculum and Instruction Support Specialist, Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit 16

    College-Ready Writing Essentials has been a pleasure for me, providing me with the opportunity to improve my writing and communication skills. The lessons have been incredibly beneficial and what I have learned will undoubtedly be valuable as I move forward in my academic and professional career. I appreciate the feedback Dr. Bryant provided throughout, which helped me to identify my strengths and improve my writing. Thank you for an excellent learning experience.

    Katrina D.
    Student

    Throughout College-Ready Writing Essentials I learned several important lessons about writing, including the importance of clarity, conciseness, and organization. I also learned the importance of understanding my audience and tailoring my writing to their needs and expectations. I discovered that persuasion is a crucial skill in many professional contexts and that it requires careful consideration of the audience, the message, and the context. Overall, I believe that this course has prepared me well for the challenges of professional writing. I have learned important skills and techniques that I can apply in various contexts, and I feel confident in my ability to communicate effectively with others.

    Preston W.
    Student

    I thought College-Ready Writing Essentials 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

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

    Cathy Duffy

    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

    The quality of writing I produced exceeded my own expectations. I would not be one bit embarrassed or against posting my writing in a journal… I spent hours researching, writing, and editing my writing in order to produce a piece of writing that I am proud of. I was also able to provide a helpful hand to my classmates in editing and giving advice toward a better formed piece of writing.”

    Cole B.
    Student

    Before taking this class, I had already done a good amount of work with rhetorical analysis in my AP English Language and AP English Literature and Composition classes in junior and senior year of high school respectively…but I remember being afraid I’d never really understand rhetorical analysis. I feel College-Ready Writing Essentials has benefited me greatly, as I can now confidently define, describe, and use examples of some key concepts like Ethos, Logos and Pathos when speaking to other people (something that was certainly missing from my prior experiences!).

    August V.
    Student

    The most important lessons I learned from College-Ready Writing Essentials were how to put together an academically persuasive essay, how to properly research a topic, and how to use the material I gathered to structure an essay. I also learned that using good ethos, logos and pathos will help me to connect and persuade my audience. These elements can lend to my trustworthiness as the audience reads my essays. I will use these lessons in the future… for research findings, cover letters, and essays or presentations. These lessons will help me communicate to my audience so that they will understand me and take me seriously.

    Gunnar S.
    Student

    Analyzing rhetoric, quite frankly, is something that I am rather glad I received the opportunity to learn. It was not something I went over in high school, and I think that my ability to analyze arguments suffered because of that fact. Understanding the differences in ethos, pathos, and logos contributes to my own skills as a writer and a debater, due to the fact that comprehending why arguments work the way they do is instrumental to those abilities.

    Maximiliano L.
    Student

    College-Ready Writing Essentials has given me the tools, from the initial brainstorming phase, to the actual writing stage, that I needed as an academic writer. It was like a teacher taking you by the hand, through each step of the writing process, and allowing your writing potential to unfold. My feedback-peers have noticed an improvement in my writing. I’ve become more calm when approaching my writing process, and more clear with regards to choosing my topics. I highly recommend taking Dr. Bryant’s program. It will boost your self-confidence.”

    Fatima A.
    Student

    I would just like to say that College-Ready Writing Essentials has been one of the best English courses I have ever been enrolled in. It was much more fun and informative than anything high school provided.

    Tejas D.
    Student

    One of the most valuable aspects of College-Ready Writing Essentials was the focus on the writing process. I appreciated the emphasis on prewriting and brainstorming, as well as the importance of revision and editing. By going through the various stages of writing, I was able to produce more thoughtful and well-organized essays…and I felt more confident in my writing abilities overall. I also appreciated the feedback I received on my writing from Dr. Bryant and my peers, which helped me to identify my strengths and weaknesses and improve my work.

    Lisa P.
    Student

    I found this resource to be very beneficial, especially in terms of improving my research techniques and enhancing my ability to evaluate and interpret resources. Finishing College-Ready Writing Essentials was a tremendously beneficial experience that improved my writing abilities and gave me a clearer understanding of how to successfully communicate my views through writing.

    Bong G.
    Student

    Dr. Bryant’s course, College-Ready Writing Essentials, was extremely helpful, and allowed me to get a much better idea of where my strengths and weaknesses are in writing. I greatly appreciated the encouragement and his personalized feedback.

    Wynonna S.
    Student

    College-Ready Writing Essentials has helped me envision how exactly I will communicate and persuade my audience in the future, whether it be in classes or at a company. I may be presenting to a potential customer for a future employer, or I might be writing an important document for those positioned above me. Regardless of what exactly my work is, being a valuable employee will require an extensive amount of good communication. This course has helped me gain confidence and a significant amount of knowledge to help.

    McKenna P.
    Student

    I feel that I learned a lot about writing skills while writing my essay. College-Ready Writing Essentials allowed me to pick a topic that was entirely up to me which I enjoyed a lot. It allowed me to write about something that I not only know a lot about, but something I am passionate about… I think this is the best thing to go for when writing a persuasive argument because you are trying to persuade someone of something that you actually believe, not just something you have to force yourself to believe. It makes it more realistic to implement tools such as Ethos, Logos, and Pathos and allowed me to learn how to use them properly. Overall, College-Ready Writing Essentials helped me to understand how to argue and structure my essay a lot better, and also helped me to understand the process of writing an essay from planning, research, and drafting to finalizing.

    Donovan S.
    Student

    If you are seeking a well-researched program to help your student learn the academic skills needed beyond high school, College-Ready Writing Essentials 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

    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

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

    Abby Banks
    Making Room 4 One More

    I have learned a lot and immensely enjoyed the topics within College-Ready Writing Essentials. I found the lessons straightforward and engaging to follow. At the beginning of my first college semester, I felt challenged with my workload, and I am proud of what I produced. Ethos, Pathos, and Logos have already begun to take an increased presence in my writing, and I have started to see the changes and benefits the lessons in this course have taught me. I can’t wait to use the information I have gathered and implement it in my future assignments and projects.

    Greyson C.
    Student

    I was low-key ready to give you a co-teaching credit for as much as I leaned into your work. Five Stars. Extremely satisfied.

    Matt B.
    Teachers Pay Teachers

    I truly do believe this course is worth every penny.

    Nicole Cole
    Some Call It Natural

    Prior to taking this course I did not have the best writing skills. I was very incompetent when it came to grammar or rhetorical devices. The number one thing that College-Ready Writing Essentials has taught me is there are multiple writing styles. This allowed me to realize if I laid out the issue, gave background, and stated my perspective with evidence, then I could also persuade my audience. I do not have to copy someone else’s style or paper because my writing is good enough.

    The second most important thing College-Ready Writing Essentials taught me is that writing takes time; there are so many steps that go into creating a successful paper. Prior to taking this course, my research assignments would take me maximum a week. After taking this course, I realize that all those papers were still in the development stages. In my eyes, the final essay I wrote for College-Ready Writing Essentials has been the only paper that has evolved into being a completed piece. The college readiness writing helped me understand how to develop my essays for the future. No essay is complete after the first draft; sometimes it even takes two or three revisions.

    Omar M.
    Student

    College-Ready Writing Essentials focuses on substance and understanding, not just a final writing product. This is the kind of college preparation students need most. In college, students learn to develop a broader perspective and see the bigger picture. I think College-Ready Writing Essentials is a great stepping stone to that.

    Clerissa Vickery
    ELA Teacher, Elbert School District #200, Colorado

    College-Ready Writing Essentials 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 feel that the resources provided in College-Ready Writing Essentials were high quality and educated all of us as students about literacy very effectively. I liked the lessons as they weren’t too long and the assignments gave us a good look at how we were supposed to be doing it. College-Ready Writing Essentials was helpful for me to formulate my essay because it really broke down the writing process and I got to see exactly how every step along the way was executed with quality. I don’t think that I have ever had a lesson on how to write an essay in such detail as this one.

    Christian J.
    Student

    College-Ready Writing Essentials helped a lot. Without College-Ready Writing Essentials it would take longer, and I wouldn’t have been able to write thoroughly. In particular, it was beneficial to explain through examples. I spent about an hour and a half a day reading College-Ready Writing Essentials lessons daily, looking at examples, and doing assignments. I felt proud to see essay completion gradually, even though it was difficult because it was a considerable amount of understanding and doing tasks.

    Junhee C.
    Student

    This class opened my eyes to new possibilities.

    Bradley M.
    Student

    The thing I’m most excited about is finally seeing a change in my writing capabilities. I’ve felt for the longest time that my writing ability has been kind of stagnant even throughout high school and multiple teachers…I think I finally started to understand the steps to take in order to write at a higher level than I previously had…Coming out of high school I was always caught on the idea that there is a formula to follow in order to create a good essay and that if you stray from that formula in any way it just hurts your writing…I now realize that this is not true and it really made the essay easier to plan and carry out. I liked the way that College-Ready Writing Essentials walks you through each step of the entire process and provided examples. It really is very straightforward and almost foolproof.”

    Luke S.
    Student

    The unique beauty of College-Ready Writing Essentials 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 College-Ready Writing Essentials 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

    College-Ready Writing Essentials provided me with multiple new challenges I hadn’t seen in previous English courses, but I was able to use each of these challenges to further my abilities in the subject. I believe that the most important things I learned from this course are as follows: First, I learned what makes an argument effective. This allows me to make my own arguments much more substantial. Second, I learned that an argumentative essay doesn’t necessarily need to follow a certain layout. Third, I learned how to convey my thoughts to my peers in a professional, respectful manner. The multiple peer reviews helped me to accomplish this. I believe that these lessons will be my biggest take-aways from this year, and they are what I will most likely be using the most in the future. I would like to thank you for all your help.

    Phillip N.
    Student

    Why do so many students struggle with  writing in college? They don't have prior experience with authentic academic composition. They don't understand what is expected of them.

    25 Deeply-Researched, Step-By-Step Lessons

    INTRODUCTION
    Lesson 1: Overview

    PLANNING
    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

    DRAFTING
    Lesson 12: Rhetorical Appeals
    Lesson 13: The Introduction
    Lesson 14: The Introduction - Peer Reviews
    Lesson 15: The Body - Background & 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

    REVISING
    Lesson 20: Self Review
    Lesson 21: Self Review - Content and Structure
    Lesson 22: Self Review - Language
    Lesson 23: Peer Reviews

    FINALIZING
    Lesson 24: Finalizing
    Lesson 25: College-Ready Writing

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    College-Ready Writing Essentials equips  teens with the exact skills research shows most necessary for students to start—and finish—college strong. Enroll today at no risk!

    Experience, Expertise, Passion

    College-Ready Writing Essentials was developed by Dr. William Bryant specifically to tackle the critical transition space between high school and college.

    Dr. Bryant has been a writer, editor, and educator for over 30 years and was previously Director of Writing Assessments at ACT Inc. He has worked extensively with student writing, gaining a deep understanding of the "college-ready writing gap" and its causes.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: HOW LONG WILL THIS COURSE TAKE?
    A: College-Ready Writing Essentials—Home Edition is designed as a five-week module. However, this online version of the course belongs to you...so move through it more quickly, or take more time, according to your family's needs. You will receive immediate, lifetime access—across any and all devices you own—so you can decide when to start and finish, and how best to proceed.

    Q: HOW HARD IS COLLEGE-READY ESSENTIALS?
    A: This is a reasonably rigorous course, by design. Studies show that academic rigor prior to college is perhaps THE most important factor in preparing students for college success. Many high school graduates are inadequately prepared for college precisely because their high school curriculum was not demanding enough. It's important to note, though, that being prepared for college means being READY to learn at the college level—NOT already adept at college-level work. So...while College-Ready Writing Essentials is challenging, it's also understood that students may be unfamiliar with some of the things they'll be asked to do, and that they are just starting out. 

    Q: HOW DO I KNOW COLLEGE-READY WRITING ESSENTIALS WILL HELP MY STUDENT?
    A: I designed College-Ready Writing Essentials using deeply-researched, evidence-centered principles...so that families, educators, and students can all have a high degree of confidence that they are focusing on—and acquiring—the competencies most needed for college-level writing success. I've translated and assembled all the key information out there so that you don't have to! If you're interested, you can read about the underlying research and the design of College-Ready Writing Essentials in my White Paper.

    Q: WHO CAN I CONTACT WITH QUESTIONS, PROBLEMS, KUDOS?
    A: Please email hey@collegereadywriting.com with any of the above!

    Q: IS THERE REALLY NO RISK?
    A: That's right. If you decide College-Ready Writing Essentials isn't a good fit for your family within 30 days of purchase, email the address above and your enrollment fee will be refunded... otherwise you can enjoy lifetime access for your whole family.

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