Hacker/Sommers, LaunchPad Solo for A Pocket Style Manual, 7e

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LaunchPad Solo contains resources for you and your students. In this tutorial, we'll take a detailed look at these resources. Click the following link to go to the landing page of LaunchPad Solo for A Pocket Style Manual.

What resources are available for me and my students?

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 A Pocket Style Manual, 7th edition.


Expanding any main category, you will see resources related to a specific topic, grouped by type of resource. The types of resources are Exercises, LearningCurve, and Sample student writing. These resources provide new ways to get the most out of your course, and they complement A Pocket Style Manual, 7th edition.



Nearly 170 exercises cover writing, grammar, and research topics—all of which provide feedback and most of which are autoscored. These offer students a chance to practice skills correlated with instruction from A Pocket Style Manual.



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 A Pocket Style Manual features 22 LearningCurve activities in a range of reading, grammar, and documentation topics.


Sample Student Writing

LaunchPad Solo for A Pocket Style Manual contains nearly 20 models of student writing—annotated bibliographies, research papers, literature reviews, literary analysis, and more in MLA, APA, Chicago, and CSE styles. (Students have immediate access to these models in the LaunchPad Solo contents. Formatting examples for APA and MLA can be assigned by the instructor.) Each model demonstrates effective writing and proper documentation, including updated MLA 2016 guidelines.