My Access Home Edition is an online interactive writing program designed to be added to any curriculum seamlessly. You can purchase the program for three students for $99.95 HERE. From about first grade through high school this program will help your child develop valuable writing skills at his or her own pace.
My Access is designed to take a central role in helping your child achieve writing goals. The program will give feedback as well as help you keep track of your child’s progress. The program will grow with your child so as your child progresses the program will continue to challenge your child. The program says it takes stress off the homeschool mom and allows her more time to focus on other educational goals.
This program does not have to be confined to homeschooling. If you want to challenge your child beyond school or if your child needs tutoring in this area My Access can help you with those needs.
The program is easy to navigate and offers a variety of topics for your child to write about. As a parent you are kept in the know yet you will have the back up of the system and feedback from teachers to help your child grow as a writer.
During my review of this product I allowed my 12 and 10 year old to have access to this program. I am a writer yet teaching writing is not so easy for me. I often struggled with being too critical or not knowing if they were writing on the proper level. I welcomed the opportunity to have the back up for My Access. The student can pick from topics to write about and get feedback on the writing. The feedback is somewhat detailed so the student is clear on what changes to make. This also provides the parent with an overall picture of the child’s writing level. This is a great tool to include in your homeschooling. I always stress that the ability to write is a form of communication so it is important to write properly. Words can be misused or misconstrued if you are not careful on how you communicate through your writing. I want my kids to be confident about word choice and sentence structure as well as styles of writing.
Are there cons? While this program does fit into any curriculum it will add to your child’s workload. This is only a con if your child is responsible for quite a few writing assignments in English or History already. My children have reports in almost every class so this program had to be added in carefully. My older child found the program monotonous and preferred to work on her assigned writing. My 10 year old does not like to write but enjoyed working on the computer and having topics provided for him. I loved the idea of the program and much of how it was run. However, I sometimes questioned some of the feedback and upon further research found some flaws in the feedback. The flaws were minor and for the most part everything was handled great.