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QEP (Quality Enhancement Plan) Guide at MVC: Faculty Resources

This guide will provide resources to assist the improvement of student writing.

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LEARNING EXPRESS

 LearningExpress

Build Your Basic Writing Skills         High School Equivalency Center       Quickly build your writing skills with the effective five-step process outlined in this tutorial. Learn brainstorming & organizational techniques, review grammar, spelling, & me

Business Writing Clear & Simple      Career Center       Learn how to write clearly & accurately, & save your company time & money. This eBook explains the basics of good business writing—from letters to short but professional emails.  Includes: grammar guides & writing samples you can use.

 Express Review Guides: Writing                   School Center       Great writing is a valuable skill to harness for class, tests, & homework. This eBook offers numerous tutorials & techniques that will teach you to organize your thoughts, silence the passive voice, & add rhythm to your writing.

Police Officer Practice: Writing & Clarity 1 & 2            Career Center   15-question practice test will help you stay on track to reach your goal of becoming a police officer. Assess your skills in grammar & writing, one of eight areas typically included in the written portion of the police officer’s exam.     

Research & Writing Skills Success in 20 Minutes a Day      Career Center, School Center, College Center, High School Equivalency Center, Adult Learning Center          Research & write up your findings—from a brief summary to long reports. This eBook presents 20 steps for writing clearly, explaining how to organize the research process so writing is easy.

 Visual Writing                   Adult Learning Center, School Center, College Center    Visual writing can teach you how to organize your thoughts for effective writing & communication with word webs, maps, flow charts, Venn diagrams, sequential charts, plot diagrams, sample topics, model essays, & more! 

Writing in 15 Minutes a Day    School Center    Students can use the lessons in this eBook to help improve writing skills for class, homework, & important essays—in just 15 minutes a day!      

Writing Practice: Mechanics & Conventions     Adult Learning Center, School Center, College Center    Pinpoint your strengths & weaknesses in using proper mechanics & conventions in your writing. Measure your skills in capitalization, grammar/usage, manuscript elements, punctuation, & spelling.          

Writing Practice: Organization & Focus    Adult Learning Center, School Center, College Center    Express yourself clearly & professionally in writing. Use the questions & answer explanations in this practice set to see how well you communicate your ideas, support your main argument with details, & more.

Writing Practice: Sentence Structures     Adult Learning Center, School Center, College Center    Determine your strengths & weaknesses in using proper sentence structure in your writing.  Practice combining ideas, using transitions correctly, revising for tone, & using precise word choice.        

Writing Skills for the Workplace                   Adult Learning Center, Career Center       Use the lessons & exercises in this tutorial to learn the fundamentals of writing business documents. Learn how to get organized, tailor your writing to an audience, write without mistakes, & prepare different types of business documents.          

Writing Skills Success in 20 Minutes a Day, 5th Ed. Adult Learning Center, School Center, High School Equivalency Center, College Center      This eBook helps you achieve mastery with a 20-step guide to improving writing skills that anyone can fit into a busy schedule.        

Writing Skills Tutorial               Adult Learning Center, School Center, College Center    Sharpen your writing skills with this five-step tutorial. Learn brainstorming & organizational techniques, review grammar, spelling, & mechanics, & practice writing an essay.          

Writing Skills: Level 1, Practice 1-3                      High School Equivalency Center    These practice sets will help build your writing skills in mechanics & conventions, organization & focus, & sentence structure. Includes detailed answer explanations & an instant score report that shows your strengths & weaknesses.