Solving Poor Pre-College Student Writing With Mobile Technology

October 25, 2011 in Education (E)

[] Charlottesville, Virginia - Colleges and universities have seen explosive growth in remedial writing classes. High school graduates are not meeting basic writing standards for essay construction and argument development. High School Writing 3.0, by Niles Technology, is one way to ensure students arrive at college prepared to write well. Whether a pro-active parent or a teacher with high standards, High School Writing, for the iPad and iPhone, is a cost-effective solution to learning the writing skills colleges expect.

"I usually start most presentations about Niles Technology apps with two basic facts: 1) the lowest scoring part of virtually all achievement tests is the writing section, and, 2) businesses are losing upwards of $4 billion dollars per year because of poor employee writing skills," explains Michael A. Niles, president of Niles Technology Group. "The end results are that students arrive, at college, not prepared to write critically-structured essays; they ultimately perform lower than they should; and, their future earning potential is negatively affected. Consumers lose by having to pay higher prices to cover these avoidable losses. Overall, because of weak writing skills, employees and business are less efficient. Everyone loses when production is lower for the same dollar spent. High School Writing 3.0 is one way to raise student writing standards; thereby, helping everyone."

Writing, in general, is usually mistaken to be only sentences and grammar. While sentences and grammar are important parts of writing, they are really the second and third parts - they qualify meaning. However, the fundamental purpose of writing, which is thoughtful, clear communication, comes from critical thinking and argument development that are done before one sentence is written. Too often, students attempt to write before they really know and understand what they think; Niles Technology apps teach students to think and to develop ideas / arguments first and to write second.

Schools and teachers have discovered the efficacy of Niles Technology apps. Each month the volume purchase of the apps increase, which indicates that the use of mobile apps in schools is becoming more commonplace. Parents have also caught on because Essay Workstation is the No. 1 gifted app in the Niles inventory. For the lower grades, Middle School Writing has become a solid No. 2 bestseller, with both parents and schools purchasing the app. The Niles app catalog can be seen in the App Store by simply entering "Niles" in the iTunes search.

The incorporation of mobile learning into today's classroom is moving into high gear, and Niles Technology Group is dedicated to providing top-of-the-line educational apps that fit into students' mobile lifestyles. Contact Michael Niles at Niles Technology Group for more information about essay writing apps.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later (iOS 4.0 Tested)
* 2.1 MB

Pricing and Availability:
High School Writing 3.0 is currently $17.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.

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 a leading iPhone app publisher, 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,iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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