Essay Punch Online: An Interactive Essay Writing Tutorial

Essay Punch® Online:An Interactive Writing Tutorial

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How To Use This Site

Getting Started

To use Essay Punch, users need to be able to write basic paragraphs.  The program guides users through each step in writing a short well structured essay.  Help messages are provided throughout.  Users are encouraged by seeing their work develop and progress. Completed essays may be transferred to a word processing program, HTML editor, or e-mail application.

Please note that this web site provides only one (1) writing prompt. Nine (9) guided writing prompts are available by using the full online edition of Essay Punch.

Key Details for Students
The site disables the "back button" in a user's browser to encourage a step-by-step approach to learning. However, as students progress they are provided with many opportunities to change and improve their work.

After making a writing input, students' should press "Enter" or click the "OK" button only once. A slow Internet connection may cause the site to take extra time to move to the next step. Pressing these buttons repeatedly will lead to errors, eventually causing students to lose their work.

System Requirements
Essay Punch works on any operating system (Win, Mac, Linux) that has one of many popular web browsers. Recomended web browsers are Firefox 2.0+, Internet Explorer 6,7, and Safari 3. We suggest using a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 or larger.

Saving and Publishing Your Essay
The ability to save and print written work is disabled in the Essay Punch demo, and is only available when using the complete online edition of the program

When using the complete Essay Punch program, pupils may save and resume their work at any time. They may also copy and paste their work from Essay Punch into a word processor, HTML editor, or e-mail application. To start writing now, Launch Demo.

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