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Write on Course Online Handbook

Teacher Tips and Answers



Write on Course
© Thoughtful Learning 2026

Written and Compiled by

Patrick Sebranek, Dave Kemper,
and Verne Meyer

Illustrated by

Chris Krenzke

Thoughtful Learning
© Thoughtful Learning 2026

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© Thoughtful Learning 2026


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Using the Handbook

The Write on Course handbook helps you write in all your classes—essays, reports, news articles, emails, and much more! You’ll also get help with notetaking, making speeches, and taking tests. Page through. You’ll find wonderful illustrations, intriguing models, and guidelines for creating your own writing. Where would you like to start? Take a tour of the five main sections.

  • The Process of Writing teaches strategies for prewriting, writing, revising, and editing.
  • The Forms of Writing helps you create many different types of writing.
  • The Tools of Learning teaches the skills you need to succeed in any class.
  • The Proofreader’s Guide teaches you punctuation, mechanics, grammar, usage, and sentencess.
  • The Student Almanac provides engaging pages for language, science, math, history, geography, and government.

Your Handbook Guide

Use the table of contents (starting on the next page) when you’re looking for a general topic such as capitalization.

The special page references throughout the book tell you where to turn for more information about a topic.
Example: (See page 317.)

On any page, you can open the table of contents by clicking the orange box at the bottom center of your screen:

Table of Contents

You can also navigate to previous or next chapters by clicking the blue arrow buttons at the bottom left and right of your screen:

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Teacher Support:

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Standards Correlations:

The State Standards provide a way to evaluate your students' performance.

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