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Writing Support

Achieve Grammar & Writing Software

Achieve is educational software that can help you with your grammar and writing skills at your own pace. Achieve is available online and can be counted for FYE or course credit. 

Getting started with Achieve:

  1. Enroll in the free, non-graded Tutor 001 course (Summer 2022: 11685; Fall 2022: 10679)
  2. Request an Achieve Access Code
  3. Visit your Tutor 001, or English 67, 68, or 108 Canvas course shell to log into Achieve.

Working in Achieve:

  1. When you enter Achieve, you’ll be entering the Writing Support Center “course.” You may complete any of the content in this course, in any order you like. There are no grades, so there’s no pressure! 
  2. On your Achieve home page, we recommend changing the “VIEWING BY” drop-down menu from “Assignments” to “Course Content.” The “Course Content” view will give you a better view of all the units and materials that are available to you. 
  3. For each unit, we recommend doing the following: Read the introduction and study pages, then complete the LearningCurve adaptive quiz activity. 

Getting FYE or Course Credit for Achieve 

One hour of FYE or course credit is awarded for the successful completion of each LearningCurve (adaptive quiz) activity. To complete a LearningCurve activity, you must reach the target score of 600 points. You can confirm you have completed a LearningCurve activity by checking your Achieve gradebook. You will receive one full point for each LearningCurve activity you complete. Achieve hours (points) are added to hours from your attendance at the Writing Support Center, and a report of your total attendance hours is provided to professors every four weeks. 

Students whose English instructors are using Achieve in their courses will not be able to use Achieve at The Writing Support Center.

Questions?

Email: writingsupport@lacitycollege.edu
or check out Macmillan Learning Support