Teacher Review For Purdue Online Writing Lab

A good resource, not a teaching tool

Larry J.
Classroom teacher
El Diamante High School
Visalia, CA
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My Grades 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, English Language Learning, Arts
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 2
Pedagogy 3
Support 3
My Students Liked It No
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I use this site as a reference, both for myself and for my students. It's accurate and easy to navigate, provided you know what you're looking for. Students tend to get lost and frustrated because it is so specific.
My Take
There's a wealth of information here, but you have to know what you want. If you need to know how to cite a line from a song on a CD in MLA, it will tell you. You can't, however, just send students to the site without some guidance. As a reference for creating citations, it's great. As a teaching tool, it's too dry.