Quick Help, exercises, and charts are easy to access in several ways in Writer’s Help.
Quick Help is at the beginning of nearly every chapter in the grammar sections and at the beginning of many of the writing chapters as well. It’s a quick look at possible trouble spots that the chapter addresses, with examples illustrating a problem and the solution. In some cases, the examples and explanations are the only advice a student needs; in others, the links lead to content pages with more detailed information.
You can get to Quick Help in two ways.
Quick Help from the search bar
Type "Quick Help" into the search bar, located at the top left of the main page. You'll see the cluster of the Quick Help pages in the first entry.
Quick Help from the Resources panel
In the top toolbar, click on the Resources tab, then click on Content by type and scroll down to Quick help. See the help article How do I use the Resources panel? for more information about navigating the Resources panel.
Writer’s Help provides nearly three hundred exercise sets for practice in writing, research, and grammar topics. You can find the exercises in three ways: in the Table of Contents, on content pages, and in the Resources panel.
Exercises in the Table of Contents
At the top of the Table of Contents, you will see an exercises menu. Exercises are grouped into broad categories and then by chapter. Click on an Exercise in the list to open the Exercise in the content frame.
Exercises on content pages
On many content pages, you will see links to Exercises related to the topic being discussed. Click on a link to open the Exercise in the content frame.
Exercises from the Resources panel
Click the Resources tab at the top of the toolbar. Select Content by type, then click into a category of Exercises. Click an Exercise to open it in the content frame. See How do I use the Resources panel? for more details.
You can find charts and other supplementary content in several ways: in search results, on content pages, and in the Table of Contents.
Charts with search results
A chart in search results will have a blue icon next to it. Clicking on the link will open the chart in the content frame.
Charts on content pages
Many content pages have links to charts and other supplementary material. The links are sometimes within the text and sometimes at the bottom of the page. Clicking on a link on a content page opens the chart in a pop-up window.
Charts in the Table of Contents
At the end of every chapter in the Table of Contents, resources (such as charts) related to that chapter are grouped under the heading Resources. Click on the Resources folder and drill down to the chart or another resource. Clicking on the chart title opens the chart in a new full-screen window. Resources are assignable directly from the Table of Contents.