We offer a suite of self-service options and training resources to help you get the most out of Writer’s Help.
View the slide show Teaching with Writer’s Help.
Make sure your students know how to purchase and access Writer's Help with help from our first day of class materials—a series of tools to help you communicate the course information your students need.
For information about features and functionality, download the Instructor's Guide to Writer’s Help.
The following materials can help you integrate Writer's Help in your course and make the most out of it with your students.
For helpful tips on teaching with Writer’s Help, watch coauthor Steve Bernhardt's six short videos:
For quick tips on making the most out of Writer’s Help, watch our TechTube Tips, short videos.
To learn more about teaching with Writer’s Help, watch coauthor Steve Bernhardt's Teaching with Writer's Help webinar recording.
Using Video in Your Course
Writer’s Help offers its users a fresh new video every few weeks. Videos include topics such as thesis statements, argument, plagiarism, media and technology, and more. Each new video includes assignment ideas with suggestions for incorporating the video in your course. Here are some tips to get started:
Writer’s Help now offers a snapshot of student activity: what students are searching for and what pages they’re viewing. To receive a report of how your students are using Writer’s Help, please fill out this form. View a sample activity report.
To help your students get access to Writer’s Help on the first day of class, download this student registration flyer and distribute it to your students.
To help your students get access to Writer’s Help on the first day of class, download this student registration PowerPoint presentation and show it to your students in class.
To help your students get access to Writer’s Help on the first day of class, download this student registration syllabus insert and include the instructions in your own syllabus.
If students were using Writer’s Help in another class but now need to see your tags and be included in your gradebook, help them switch the instructor email address associated with their account by directing them to this walkthrough.
Make sure your students get the most out of Writer’s Help by letting them know about
the downloadable Student FAQs
the online Student FAQs
If you’d like to consult with a digital teaching and learning specialist about introducing Writer’s Help in your writing program or writing center, request a session by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate your time zone and preferred schedule when you write.
Meet Lynette and Melissa
As a college instructor, Lynette taught composition, ESL, and tech writing. For the past four years, she’s worked with hundreds of composition and developmental English instructors to help them achieve their pedagogical goals using Bedford ⁄
St. Martin’s media.
Melissa is a former instructor and writing program administrator. She has taught developmental writing, introductory composition, multimodal composition, writing in the disciplines, first-year seminar ⁄ experience, and advanced undergraduate thesis writing in face-to-face, blended, and fully online environments at open admissions as well as selective institutions.
Their job is to help you teach with Writer’s Help. They provide support for instructors after they’ve decided to use Writer’s Help and help them connect their current teaching methods and goals with the tools in Writer’s Help. They can help you get started, give you ideas for using Writer’s Help with your students, and help you adapt the way you currently use a handbook.
Sign up for a training session to learn how to use Writer’s Help. Sessions are held on Wednesdays at 3:45 pm EST. If you’d like to request an appointment that fits your schedule, e-mail them at email@example.com to request an individual training session.
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