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Aplia for Basic Writing 1 3rd Edition


  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2011
Starting At 45.00 See pricing and ISBN options


The all-new Aplia for Basic Writing, Level 1 helps students master the concepts that matter most with the kind of dynamic instruction that helps them achieve success and transfer newfound skills to other classes and beyond. Whether used as a full course solution or supplement, Aplia for Basic Writing, Level 1 offers a complete web-based sentence-to-paragraph writing curriculum with special emphasis on writing process, academic versus personal writing, habits and attitudes related to writing, grammar, modes-based writing, and writing foundations (content developed to meet the needs of English language learners or students who simply need more practice in essential grammar skills). The Aplia Diagnostic Assessment identifies specific strengths and weaknesses, allowing students to focus on the concepts that they most need to address. Students work through concepts step-by-step, first practicing the fundamentals and, then, targeting critical thinking skills that ask them to demonstrate their understanding in context. Aplia’s Grade It Now technology allows students to take multiple unique attempts of specific exercises to help reinforce concepts. Finally, through Aplia's user-friendly grading and performance interface, you are able to quickly and easily track both individual and class-wide student performance, as well as generate and download detailed reports about your students.

Aplia™ significantly improves outcomes and promotes critical thinking by increasing student effort and engagement.


Aplia is dedicated to improving students' learning by increasing their effort and engagement with your course. Founded by an instructor for other instructors, Aplia offers students premium, automatically graded assignments with detailed explanations that ensure they put forth effort on a regular basis.
  • The v3 edition of Aplia for Basic Writing, Level 1 is a completely new product created to meet the diverse curriculum and instructional needs of sentence-to-paragraph writing courses. The table of contents, pedagogy, visual design, and exercises are new.
  • As part of that redesign, the v3 now includes Rhetorical mode problem sets that emphasize the writing process, Engagement problems that introduce concepts using clear, compelling examples, and Grammar Spotlight problems that highlight important concepts.
  • Generate a unique list of assignments for each student based on diagnostic performance
  • Monitor progress at both the course and student level
  • Share targeted performance data with students, colleagues, and other members of their learning community.
  • The Diagnostic Assessment identifies a student’s specific strengths and weaknesses, allowing him or her to focus on the concepts that need to be addressed.
  • Rhetorical modes: Each modes set gives students the opportunity to participate in the development of effective, level-appropriate pieces of writing. Each set allows students to guide and analyze the work of an imaginary peer who is attempting to navigate the prewriting, writing, and revising steps of the writing process. Consequently, Aplia users will craft topic sentences, organize supporting ideas, evaluate revisions, think critically about work habits—and engage in nearly every other task that a writer must undertake.
  • Engagement problems: Each writing process set starts off with an engagement problem. These problems start off each topic with a problem based on the “why” for that learning objective.
  • Grammar Spotlight: These problems focus student attention on concepts that teachers and employers regard as essential to academic and professional success. The grammar that students master here will transfer with the students beyond the test—to other courses, careers, and life.
  • Foundations of Writing: These exercises provide extra support for native and non-native speakers who are still mastering fundamental aspects of grammar.
  • Aplia’s Individualized Study Path: Unlike a traditional Aplia course, in which all students complete the same assignments, an Individualized Study Path (ISP) course delivers targeted instruction where it is needed most by focusing on a student’s specific strengths and weakness. Using an ISP course, instructors can:
  • Determine student’s strengths and weaknesses using Aplia’s level-specific Diagnostic Assessment
Introduction to Using Aplia Assignments.
Diagnostic Assessment: Basic Writing, Level 1 (Pretest).
1. Writing Situations.
2. The Writing Process - An Overview.
3. Topic Sentences.
4. Supporting ideas.
5. Coherence and organization.
6. Layout.
7. Mode—Description.
8. Mode—Narration.
9. Mode—Process.
10. Mode—Cause and Effect.
11. Mode—Compare and Contrast.
12. Critical Thinking Skills.
13. Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing.
14. Moving From Paragraphs to Essays.
15. The Subject.
16. The Verb.
17. Subject-Verb agreement.
18. Simple present tense.
19. Simple past tense.
20. Perfect tenses.
21. Progressive Tenses.
22. Pronouns.
23. Conjunctions.
24. Fragments.
25. Run-ons and Comma Splices.
26. Parallelism.
27. Modifier Use.
28. Sound-Alikes and Look-Alikes.
29. Comma Usage.
30. Possession.
31. Punctuation.
32. Capitalization.
33. Foundations of Writing: Nouns and Articles.
34. Foundations of Writing: Adjectives.
35. Foundations of Writing: Verbals.
36. Foundations of Writing: Prepositions.
37. Foundations of Writing: Auxiliary verbs.
38. Foundations of Writing: Basic Sentence Structure.
Diagnostic Assessment: Basic Writing, Level 1 (Posttest).
Aplia is an online learning solution that increases student engagement with automatically graded assignments and detailed explanations.

This Cengage solution can be seamlessly integrated into most Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and more) but does require a different ISBN for access codes. Please work with your Cengage Learning Consultant to ensure the proper course set up and ordering information. For additional information, please visit the LMS Integration site.

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  • ISBN-10: 1305393600
  • ISBN-13: 9781305393608
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“I was very engaged; the content in Aplia is useful. The study tools and materials in Aplia most definitely help me feel more prepared. I understood more than I would have otherwise.”

“[Aplia] has facilitated a greater level of meaningful engagement for my students, and has prepared them more effectively to be successful on the TSI Writing exam. Thank you.”

“Aplia helps and encourages the students to do the readings and pay more attention to the information, and it will allow you to bring in more examples and have APPLIED examples.”