Teacher Review For Purdue Online Writing Lab

Great explanations and examples of letter and resume writing

Linda C.
Classroom teacher
Cabell Midland High School
Ona, WV
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My Grades 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 3
Support 1
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
This site has great examples of both letters and resumes for students to model their own. This worked because it is truly real world and applies to everyone, regardless of whether he/she is planning to attend college or search for a professional job. I used this site to introduce interviewing for jobs and scholarships, writing letters of application for a job and the correct format for writing a resume. This was also appropriate for a follow-up letter after an interview.
My Take
This site is an excellent tool because it provides accurate and appropriate examples of letters and resume formats. I liked their explanations, examples of formats to use, and feel it is professional. The one thing I found was that many students are reluctant writers and nothing is on the site to assist or encourage them.