Getting Started with College Preparation

Jan 03, 2024 | Posted by the IEW Blog Team

On Day 9 of the Twelve Days of Christmas Giving, IEW is giving you two weeks of the brand new University-Ready Writing video course. Be sure you are registered for the event to receive the email with links to the gifts and the free shipping code.

While some students may choose a trade or a nontraditional route for higher education and career training, many are on the path to college after high school. One of the primary concerns for parents and educators is making sure their students are well prepared for college, especially college writing. Whether students are analyzing themes in Shakespeare, preparing a marketing proposal for a business class, or writing a lab report after organic chemistry, they will be required to write.

During the first year of college, so much of what students encounter is new—new places, new information, new schedules, and new instructors. Providing a bridge to college-level writing, University-Ready Writing (URW) prepares students to tackle whatever professors assign. High school and college students learn effective note-taking strategies as they write précis (summaries), annotated bibliographies, and essays, tackling assignments of varying lengths from one paragraph to several pages. While students may be experienced with MLA Style for citations and bibliographies, this course also includes APA Style, which is required for many disciplines. URW provides students familiarity with common writing assignments before they even arrive on campus. Today’s gift includes the first two lessons of University-Ready Writing with teacher and student handouts and the videos.

A second gift is an exclusive 40% off discount code for any Classic Learning Test exam. Part of the college preparation process is taking college entrance exams. However, more colleges are looking at alternative entrance tests and criteria for admission. In a recent Arts of Language podcast (Episode 357), Andrew Pudewa and Nathan King interviewed Jeremy Tate, the founder of Classic Learning Test (CLT). “CLT exams emphasize foundational critical thinking skills and are accessible to students from a variety of educational backgrounds.” This discount code is only for use at and expires at 11:59 PM PST on Wednesday, January 3, so be sure to use it today!

by Danielle Olander

P.S. Don’t forget to use the code for free standard domestic shipping on any online order from December 26–January 6.

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