What's New

2.0.1 - Updates text headings for proper setting functionality
2.0 -
- Complete recoding for greater stability and performance.
- New and updated content
- App settings moved to the device system settings
- Added the ability to set all font sizes, styles, and colors
- Added the ability to scale content to fit the device screen
- Updated for iPhone 5 and iPad mini

App Description

Essay Writing Guide is an essential reference tool for student writers. Whether composing a dissertation, writing a college application essay, or preparing for the Advanced Placement (AP) English Literature Exam, Essay Writing Guide will help you on your way.

With the elements of writing arranged graphically around four wheels--Content, Style, Organization, and Mechanics--just click on any term and a page appears containing the definition of that term, instructions on its proper use, and examples from literature and rhetoric. Click on “Mechanics” from any of the three main screens and a new wheel appears where the proper conventions of English grammar are fully explained and illustrated.

Essay Writing Guide is written to be concise and easy to use. The information students need is not buried within pages of irrelevant text or lost in a myriad of fruitless internet searches. By seeing the elements of writing displayed graphically around four wheels, teachers and students are better able to visualize how those elements work together to develop style, coherence, and meaning. Each page is written in clear, effective prose with no fluff and no nonsense involved.

Teachers and professors can easily project this app from an iPad for classroom use. The range of high-level examples included within the app reduces or even eliminates the need for instructors to hand write notes and examples on the board during classroom instruction.

All font styles, sizes, and colors are easily set to the user's preference along with the background color. For iPhone and iPod Touch users, the scale of the page can be set to fit the screen size and pinch gestures can be used to move and enlarge the page.

Essay Writing Guide was developed by a college English professor with extensive secondary experience and is appropriate for all levels from secondary through graduate-level university academics.

App Screen Shots

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App Changes

January 29, 2014 Price Decrease: $4.99 -> $3.99
April 27, 2013 New version 2.0.1
April 24, 2013 Price Decrease: $4.99 -> $3.99
November 24, 2012 New version 2.0
November 18, 2011 Initial Release

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