BetterRhetorResources LLC's Dr. William Bryant is the author/developer of College-Ready Writing Essentials. Dr. Bryant spent ten years in test development at ACT, Inc., lastly as Director of Writing Assessments. Over the course of his three-decade-plus career as a writer, editor, and educator, he has worked extensively with student writing and has gained a deep understanding of the college-ready writing gap and its causes.
"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."
Clarissa Vickery, ELA Teacher Elbert School District #200, Colorado
"I could not agree more with the writing gap between HS and college! Most colleges require a freshman writing course in an attempt to level the playing field. 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 given me 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 using BetterRhetor's course. It will help boost student and teacher self-confidence. "