Academic ESL Writing Activities

Merit Solutions for Teaching Academic ESL

Merit academic ESL software helps students from around the world gain the English language academic skills they require to succeed in American high schools and colleges.

Academic ESL Writing Activities

Designed with the input of leading educators, the company has helped ESL students use research-based learning strategies to master English reading, vocabulary, writing, and grammar skills for over 30 years. Merit programs break down essential academic English skills into manageable parts, from basics to higher levels.

Pre-tests place students in appropriate levels of challenge. Immediate explanations maximize learning. All student work is automatically tracked in a management system for teachers.

 Paragraph Punch
 Takes students through the process of writing a paragraph – on the web!

  • Contains 15 writing topics and 1,548 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.

  Essay Punch
  Helps students learn different ways to write a basic essay – on the web!

  • 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.

Grammar Fitness Top Choice
Helps students master troublesome points of grammar – on the web!

  • Enhances recognition of common errors in mechanics, usage, and punctuation.
  • Students work on a single concept, or in a mixed-practice format.

MERIT SOFTWARE KEY BENEFITS:

In-depth Instruction

Provides a structured and supportive environment that enables college prep students to apply skills while they are learning.

Intensive Concentration

When students encounter areas of difficulty, they can choose to access several forms of assistance. Explanations, tips, examples, and options to retry skills maximize learning opportunities.

Personalized Feedback

Context-sensitive tips help college prep students accept responsibility for their weaknesses and build their confidence as learners.

Automatic Scoring

Teachers are able to quickly measure student areas of concern, using our Teacher Program Manager, and plan lessons in response to specific needs.

Learn more about how Merit helps teachers, tutors and students achieve academic success.

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