From your LaunchPad Solo home page, you can scroll down the contents and see that the resources are organized by topics within broad categories. The organization will be familiar from the table of contents of The Everyday Writer and The Everyday Writer with Exercises.
What resources are available for my students?
Expanding any main category, you will see resources related to a specific topic, grouped by type of resource. The types of resources are Exercises, Storyboards, Video Prompts, Tutorials, LearningCurve, and Student Writing. In addition, the Top Twenty section, at the beginning of the contents, provides quizzes that help students with a wide range of grammar issues.
ExercisesThe Exercises can be found by clicking the Resources icon in the left sidebar, then clicking Content by Type.
Exercises offer students a chance to reflect on their writing process or to practice skills in grammar, style, and punctuation. Students can complete exercises on their own or from an assignment the instructor creates. Many exercises are autoscored. Students’ work reports to the gradebook for any assigned exercises. Work that students do on their own does not report to the gradebook.
Storyboard ActivitiesStoryboards are illustrated guides to the reading, writing, and research process. They provide strategies in an easy-to-follow comics format. Reflective writing prompts accompany each storyboard, encouraging students to write explicitly about their own processes.
Video PromptsIn these 25 videos, real students offer succinct advice and insight on their own writing processes. Prompts that follow these videos invite LaunchPad users to reflect on their own writing processes.
LearningCurve is an online, adaptive, self-quizzing program that quickly identifies what students already know and helps them practice what they don’t yet understand. LaunchPad Solo for The Everyday Writer and The Everyday Writer with Exercises has 28 LearningCurve activities.
Sample Student Writing
LaunchPad Solo for The Everyday Writer and The Everyday Writer with Exercises contains 22 models of student writing in a variety of genres and disciplines—presentations, public writing, rhetorical analysis, research projects in psychology, history, biology, and more. Students can mark up and comment on model writing using LaunchPad tools. PDF documents that accompany many models demonstrate correct formatting in MLA, APA, Chicago, and CSE styles and offer annotations to point out effective writing.
The Top Twenty
The Top Twenty, at the top of the contents, features help for students with the most commonly identified issues in student writing today. Two editing quizzes allow students to work through whole writing selections for in- context corrections related to the Top Twenty.