The domain name has been taken over in 2021 by Michelle Lasar Matheny, who is now establishing her own writing instruction business. Until her website is ready, these materials will still be available here. Michelle homeschooled her own children and has a secondary English certification and a Master of Arts in English. She teaches several levels of English composition at a local community college. She may be contacted at .

Materials from                             Writing Assessment Services

Since 1996 I have offered writing instruction mostly for secondary students, mostly from a classical Christian education perspective. Now that I am editing and writing through Moraine's Edge Books, I am retiring the site for Writing Assessment Services and moving select materials to this site. These resources are offered on a self-study basis as courtesy accompaniments to brief consultations - let me help you make the most of them. I am available for more extensive consultation/evaluation upon request.


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Progymnasmata:    Preliminary Rhetoric Exercises

From the ancients through the Renaissance to us, these classic writing exercises create a toolbox of writing skills for writers from middle school through adults. Learn more at this link.

Great Books and More

The aim of a classical education is to help students enter the Great Conversation, reading and responding to the best books of all time. These assignments guide such interaction in tasks accessible to secondary students and adults. Other curriculum is listed on this page as well.