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Vantage Learning’s Instructional Writing Program Now Available in Home Edition

Posted Dec 6, 2006
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Vantage Learning has announced the release of MY Access! Home Edition, the first consumer version of its online writing tool. MY Access! Home Edition is grounded with the same research-based automated essay scoring and instructional technology being used by over a million students across the country, enabling parents, tutors, or home-school teachers to all be teachers of writing.

MY Access! Home features Vantage Learning's IntelliMetricT design, a technology that gives users instant feedback on grammar, focus and meaning, organization, content and development, language use and style, and their overall writing proficiency, the announcement states.

The program comes in four specially designed editions tailored to the individual needs of the user:

* MY Access! Home Student Edition. Designed with students in mind, this edition contains 45 essay exercises, divided evenly among elementary, middle, and high school levels. MY Access! Home's intuitive, interactive platform walks users through the writing process, including pre-writing exercises, rough drafts, editing, and putting together the final piece that they can publish in The Daily Access, an online newspaper they can e-mail to their friends and family. Through this process, users improve their writing skills and boost their confidence in their writing abilities.

* MY Access! Home Family Edition. This edition lets parents actively participate in their child's learning. They can set the program for more than one child, and monitor each child's progress on the screen or through e-mail reports. In addition, the built-in management system automatically gives their children points for completing each exercise, which helps parents set learning goals.

* MY Access! Home Home School/Tutor Edition. For those who home school multiple children or provide outside tutoring, this edition provides all the tools to create an interactive writing curriculum. The platform lets instructors manage multiple users and flesh out their lesson plans.

* MY Access! Home College Edition. Between SAT prep and college admissions essays, it's crucial that high school juniors and seniors perfect their writing skills. The College Edition helps them refine their term papers and admissions essays, and offers practice SAT essays to build critical thinking skills.

For more information, or to purchase any of the MY Access! Home editions, visit

Source: Vantage Learning,

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