Participants will measure their progress throughout the course, starting with a benchmark exercise. Then they will track their new knowledge in the half-day class by using interactive, self-graded quizzes, pop-up windows that reveal answers to fill-in-the blank exercises, and class discussions.

After the half-day class, participants will continue adding to their writing skill set through the completion of online, self-paced assignments that feature clear directions and helpful examples. Also, participants will give each other feedback through Schoology.com, which brings in the social aspect of a meaningful learning experience.

In addition, participants will be provided with a set of customized, online adaptive learning flashcards and an online mind map to lock in what they have learned.