Jump In" overcomes the reluctant writer's fear of writing by using the following:
¦A friendly, approachable style that makes the text easy to read
¦A font that is easy on the eye and leaves a lot of white space on the page
¦Short, workable exercises each day
¦Incremental daily lessons that are easy to understand
¦Non-threatening word counts for longer assignments
Students will learn how to write opinions, persuasive papers, many types of expository papers, descriptions, narration, and poetry. Though the text is accessible, it is not dumbed down, but rather is crammed full of useful information.
The instructor/parent section includes what to look for in an assignment, how to give a grade, how to help the student proofread, and a one-year writing program called "10-Minute Writing Plunges." These are daily writing prompts designed for fun and interest.