You’re that teacher

The one they’ll always remember…the one who changed everything…the one who set them up for success in college…and life.

Like you, I’m devoted to helping high schoolers prepare for their future. Study after study links WRITING SKILLS to positive outcomes for incoming undergrads.

Experience, Passion, Expertise

Hi, I’m Dr. William Bryant—and I’ve worked extensively with student writing over the past three decades, gaining a deep understanding of the college-ready writing gap and its causes. I’d love to help you and your students thrive!

On this site you’ll find practical tools and resources I’ve developed to assist you in being THE teacher making a difference in the lives of your collegebound teens.

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College-Ready Writing Essentials

My “done-for-you” online classroom program—delivered via Canvas LMS. Make your life simpler AND take your classroom to the next level! Addresses the EXACT skills research proves most necessary for student success. Developed for U.S. high schools, colleges, and universities and adopted by the Texas State Board of Education for SY 2020-2028.

Addressing the College-Ready Writing Gap

I’m here to help you be the best educator you can be. How can we continually improve writing instruction for our students? We begin by recognizing what college-ready writing looks like.

The resources below provide extended discussion of the college-ready writing gap and some of the differences between high school and college writing.

PODCAST
Are Your Student Writers Prepared for College and Career? with Dr. William Bryant

PODCAST
College and High School English Teachers Help Us Better Understand College-Ready Writing and How to Close the gap

MICRO-LEARNING PD SERIES
Preparing Students for College Writing Success

For additional resources and supporting research, please VISIT HERE

For additional resources and supporting research, please

VISIT HERE

Too Many Students Are Not Prepared to Succeed in College

73%

OF STUDENTS ENTERING COLLEGE ARE NOT PREPARED

25%

OF STUDENTS ENTERING COLLEGE MUST TAKE REMEDIAL COURSES TO CATCH UP

60%

OF COLLEGE STUDENTS ACTUALLY GRADUATE

$1.5 Bil

COST OF REMEDIATION TO STUDENTS & FAMILIES ANNUALLY

Helping YOU Create a Bridge Between High School and College Writing for Students

Primarily short responses and worksheets: “writing without composing”

Multiple-page source-based compositions: reports, essays, position papers, reviews

Formulaic structures, such as the 5-paragraph essay and 11-sentence paragraph

Structure determined by student author according to needs of their project, formulas are avoided

Students write to standardized topics and prompts

Students discover topics and explore issues that they care about

Students’ cultural identity, background, and experience are off limits in academic writing

Students’ cultural identity, background, and experience are important resources that they bring to their academic writing

Evidence-centered persuasive essays are not emphasized

Evidence-centered persuasive essays are the primary type of writing required

The primary purpose of writing is to demonstrate language skills

The primary purpose of writing is to demonstrate critical thinking skills

For more information about the college-ready  writing gap, its causes and solutions, please check out my White Paper.

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College-Ready Writing Essentials

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BetterRhetor offers a free pilot to high school or college classrooms interested in trying out my signature online resource, College-Ready Writing Essentials. College-Ready Writing Essentials is appropriate for English 3 and 4, Dual Credit, AP, Gifted and Talented, College Prep, First-Year Comp, Rhetoric, and any other course or program where students are asked to compose an authentic, extended, research-supported academic essay.

Typical pilot programs run from six weeks to a full semester, depending on your classroom’s scheduling needs. Contact me to discuss your options!

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