By Robin R.
Time4Writing Visitor Review:
I wanted to share my experience with Time4Writing.
When my students started high school, I was very nervous about teaching writing. No matter what curriculum I chose, I still had to grade their assignments myself. Grading gave me anxiety. Even with a provided rubric, I found it difficult. Since we used Time4Learning for most of our homeschooling years, I decided to try using Time4Writing. They provided many courses with a real teacher. The teacher would grade the assignments, offering praise or criticism. She offered suggestions to help my students’ writing abilities. It was hands off for me. My students could login and find their lessons. They read through them and submitted any questions or assignments to their teacher. The teacher always got back to them quickly (within 1 business day) with a response. It was much easier for them to take advice from their teacher, than it was to take it from me. This freed up a lot of my time!
I definitely recommend Time4Writing courses, not just for high school, but even for the younger grade levels (used it with my middle school student as well). They honestly saved our high school years!
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From their site: Time4Writing is a product offered by Time4Learning. Time4Learning.com, was founded in 2003 to improve education among today’s computer-loving students. Time4Learning provides online preschool lessons, online elementary curriculum, and online middle school curriculum for reading, writing and arithmetic as well as social studies and sciences. In 2008, Time4Learning created Time4Writing.com, a series of eight-week online writing classes taught and facilitated by experienced writing teachers.
Editor’s note: The founder of Time4Writing and Time4Learning also founded Science4us.com, a site focused on “providing a solid foundation of fundamental science concepts for students in their formative years, on which a deep understanding and interest in science can be built.” Another site by the same founder is VocabularySpellingCity.com – sister site of Science4Us is dedicated to helping students, teachers, parent-teachers, and school systems. VocabularySpellingCity is an award-winning site with ongoing introduction of new features, many based on input from existing users. The VocabularySpellingCity mission: efficient game-based study of literacy skills using any word list.