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Essay Punch - Online Edition
Takes students through the process of writing an essay – on the web!

Essay Punch - Online Edition

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Helps students already familiar with writing a paragraph begin to write a short essay. Students learn the techniques of expository writing -- to persuade, inform, or describe.

  • The program contains 9 writing topics and 1,080 help prompts to guide students through each step in the writing process.
  • Contextual help and feedback throughout.
  • Instructors may view student writing, in real-time, with an easy-to-use tracking tool.

Designed for students in grades 7 to adult (ages 12 and up), the software can also be used by English language learners and adult students.

“Easy to use. My students love using it.”
- Moreno Valley High School, Moreno Valley, CA

Curriculum

Essay Punch, Skill Levels 7 to Adult

  • Self-paced and self-advancing; moves students ahead as they demonstrate readiness.
  • Pupils receive immediate, personal help throughout.
  • Teachers can monitor pupils' progress and time-on-task through an easy-to-use online portfolio.
Students will...
  • Use pre-writing strategies for different writing tasks.
  • Write clear descriptive sentences.
  • Focus writing on a central idea or topic.
  • Use devices to develop relationships among ideas.
  • Use supporting ideas, details, and facts to develop and elaborate on a topic.
  • Use an effective organizational pattern.
  • Proofread to correct conventional errors in mechanics, usage, and punctuation.
  • Analyze and revise a draft to develop a stronger, more substantial piece of writing.

Put Into Action

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Essay Punch Online Edition Step-by-Step Guide
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Track students' progress with Merit's Online Learning Student Tracking, included with this program at no extra charge.

Best viewed at a 1024 x 768 screen resolution with a high-speed Internet connection. Merit web-based programs are platform independent. They are accessible through popular browsers such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc. Android and iPad tablets may also run the programs.

FREE EVALUATION VERSION:

Merit is pleased to offer free evaluation versions of its software. The evaluation versions provide full-working samples of activities of the program.

Please click on the Launch Demo! button and wait for the program to load. No login or personally identifiable information is required, and there is no time limit to your use.


Launch Demo

Buy the full version to:

  • Save and resume work
  • Access lots more content
  • View student work online

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Buy ESSAY PUNCH Now:
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Essay Punch Online Edition - $17.35

* Single-user / 3-month access / No automatic rebilling / Renew to resume and continue / Work is not lost after 3-months


INCLUDED, AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE:

  • Unlimited phone and email support
  • Anywhere, anytime access
  • Teacher accounts
  • Student tracking

MORE ABOUT MERIT ONLINE LEARNING:

  • All Merit online programs are distributed within the Merit Online Learning portal.
  • Within the portal, instructors assign students access to the programs purchased.
  • An account is required for each student.
  • Access may be re-assigned to new students.

Buy For School

HOW TO BUY ESSAY PUNCH FOR YOUR SCHOOL:

The process for ordering Essay Punch is simple.

1. Contact Merit Software
Contact Merit Software and we will assist you in creating your institution's account and provide you with a customized sales quote.

2. Import your student roster
Merit will work with you to insure that all of your students are properly entered into the Online Learning system. Each student will need to have a unique login and password.

3. Review the Program Guide PDFs
Get familiar withEssay Punch and Merit's online management tools by looking at the guides and step-by-step walkthroughs.

4. Get started
Little training is needed to get up to speed quickly. We are here to help you while you work if you have any questions.

INCLUDED, AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE:

  • Unlimited phone and email support
  • Anywhere, anytime access
  • Teacher accounts
  • Student tracking

MORE ABOUT MERIT ONLINE LEARNING:

  • All Merit online programs are distributed within the Merit Online Learning portal.
  • Within the portal, instructors assign students access to the programs purchased.
  • An account is required for each student.
  • Access may be re-assigned to new students.

TOP FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What kind of computer set-up do I need?
The simple answer is: a web browser and an internet connection. Click here to full system requirements.

Do I need our IT Department to install software on our computers?
No. All of Merit Online Learning programs are web-browser based. Just login through Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc, and you are set. All software updates are done on Merit's servers so you are always up-to-date.

Are teacher accounts included?
Yes, with a school version, teacher accounts are included with the purchase of accounts for students.

More questions? Click here to view all Merit Online Learning Frequently Asked Questions.

PRICING FOR ESSAY PUNCH:

REUSABLE ACCOUNTS 3 MONTHS 6 MONTHS 9 MONTHS 12 MONTHS
2 - 10 $219 $250 $281 $311
11 - 20 $248 $283 $318 $353
21 - 30 $277 $316 $356 $394
31 - 45 $416 $475 $534 $592
46 - 60 $550 $628 $706 $783
61 - 80 $730 $834 $938 $1,040
81 - 105 $956 $1,092 $1,228 $1,362
106 - 130 $1,184 $1,352 $1,520 $1,686
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