Student-focused Apps advance Writing Skills and improve Thinking Acumen

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[] Charlottesville, Virginia - Niles Technology Group essay writing apps offer something for every student. There are five app products available: Essay Czar, the flagship app, is a 45-chapter eBook that is the most comprehensive essay writing handbook ever written for college and high school students. Achievers Writing Center provides a live writing assistant and full editing services. Ask Czarina is a free app in which a live editor answers students' questions free of charge. The Essay Writing Wizard series comes complete with detailed writing instructions and a multi-page workstation where students can actually write and submit an essay from within the app. And, ESL Essay Writing apps target the special needs of ESL students.

A recurring refrain from students is the familiar adage that time is of the essence, and they do not have enough of it. As mobile technology pulls students in many directions with a myriad of new products, it is imperative for educators to find ways to interest students more and ensure that enough time is devoted to studying. The best and easiest way to capture students is to be where they are. Currently, students are engrossed in mobile technology - therefore, that is where teaching materials need to be.

"Getting students to do schoolwork is a hard enough task that becomes even more difficult if students do not connect with how the work is presented," explains Michael Niles, president of Niles Technology Group. "Couple this difficulty with carrying around antiquated, heavy textbooks, and the perfect storm for high rates of non-compliance is the natural result. Not every subject lends itself to mobile technology, but Niles Technology Group apps make essay writing a task that is both convenient and pleasing to students, while teaching all important writing and critical thinking skills."

Writing, specifically essay writing, is a skill that requires constant practice if students are going to get it right. Constant practice does not mean repetitious sentence writing exercises or lots of short five-paragraph essays. What is required most is students learn to think about structure, logic and arguments long before one word is written. This is where Niles Technology Group apps excel - in teaching the critical thinking skills that are the foundation of strong writing skills.

"If we learned anything from extensive product research, it is that composition is the least of students' worries," says Mr. Niles. "It came across loud and clear that students are begging for help in learning how to decide what to write. They also want help in developing a dependable essay writing system that they can use for any essay. Niles apps directly provide this help and more." Niles Technology Group apps can be found in the iTunes App Store. For more information, contact Michael Niles at Niles Technology Group.

Niles Technology Group was founded in 2007 to develop software for emerging technologies and is developing a series of mobile computing applications dedicated to teaching superior writing and logical thinking skills. With its experience in the technology and content required to develop full-featured products for students, Niles Technology Group is already in the top 25 of all iPhone app publishers and the Achievers Writing Center and Essay Writing Wizard apps have sold successfully worldwide. The key to Niles Technology Group's success is specificity. Each app is specific to the writing task at hand. Michael A. Niles, the founder, was formerly, for eight years, the President and CEO of The Right Education, Inc. (TRE), a web-based educational technology company that developed The Learning Accelerator. He looks forward to continuing to bring top-line education products to the mobile computing marketplace. Copyright (C) 2007-2011 Niles Technology Group. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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