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Paragraph Punch

Paragraph Punch

An online activity that guides students through writing a very simple paragraph, from topic sentence development to revision. Built for a basic-level course -- developmental writing or, more likely, elementary school/middle school.

 

This is built around previewing softwre that assists students with composing paragraphs. I can't tell from the free preview whether the software is a positive influence or not.

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Tiffany Akin
Tiffany Akin (Faculty)
4 weeks ago
I like how the site is interactive. A student is prompted about what to put in, the system records it and then asks another question or gives feedback. The student is learning through doing.
Emily Forand
Emily Forand (Faculty)
6 years ago

I composed a sample paragraph in this software and I liked it. There were a few things I had to know about using this software, but I was able to figure them out fairly quickly on my own. I like that the paragraphing is thorough--students must work through something like 10 different processes in order to complete a paragraph in this software. The downside to this resource is that it costs money to use. It would be wonderful if this product were made available for free use, especially if it provides a benefit to student writers.

Time spent reviewing site: 15 minutes