Merit Launches New, Affordable Online Learning College English Support Tool - Grammar Rules and Review

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‘Grammar Rules and Review’ Provides Supplemental College English Instruction With Built-in Tracking, Recyclable Seats, and No Access Codes

Long time ed-tech provider Merit Software introduced an innovative online learning tool for higher education institutions this week, ‘Grammar Rules and Review.’ The interactive, web-based English grammar guide offers an affordable way to provide incoming students with the English language support they need to catch up with their peers and succeed in college-level classes.

According to national education campaign Complete College America, more than one million students begin college in the US each year needing gateway support in math and English. Many of these students take remedial classes in college-level math and English that cost thousands of dollars and don’t count towards a college degree. Research shows this disparity is greater for low-income students and within communities of color. States recently increasing in-class, supplemental support have doubled the percent of students completing remedial courses within one year, increasing their chance of graduation.

Merit Software’s ‘Grammar Rules and Review’ provides colleges and universities with an alternative to costly traditional remedial courseware. The online learning tool delivers English grammar exercises covering ten essential skill areas. The program’s tracking and progress monitoring technology allows faculty and staff to view student scores and progress throughout the program. Seats are purchased by the department, not the students. As a result, students are not forced to buy expensive and controversial access codes.

“The evidence of greater effectiveness of in-class, supplemental instruction compared to traditional remediation is growing. As colleges everywhere have been thrust into a full-scale online learning experiment due to Covid-19, our experience is that online learning works best when it is a supplement to instruction,” said Ben Weintraub, Product Manager, Merit Software. “Grammar Rules and Review was designed with flexibility in mind, allowing it to be used as a corequisite, teaching tool, or reference guide by institutions and instructors to support student success and reduce the cost of earning a college degree. Plus, students hate buying access codes for resources they feel their school should be supplying.”

‘Grammar Rules and Review’ is designed to assist college and university, high school, and workplace education students, as well as intermediate and advanced English language learners. Colleges and universities utilizing the tool receive reusable student seats, flexible seating tools that accommodate multiple sections, custom class durations, and drop/add functionality. To utilize the online learning tool, students access a login provided by the institution.

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About Merit Software:
Since 1983, Merit Software has been producing educational software that addresses the core competencies that students need to succeed with a focus on strengthening reading and communication skills. Merit Software's innovative learning programs include context-sensitive tutorials providing real-world student instruction and convenient records management features to aid teachers, tutors, parents, and self-learners. Visit or contact (212) 675-8567 to learn more.

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