English Grammar Connection

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Frequently Asked Questions:

This page contains answers to common questions handled by our support staff, along with some tips and tricks that we have found useful, presented here as questions.

1) How are the Merit Software Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP programs different from the online lessons?
2) What is your privacy policy?
3) How much do the online lessons cost?
4) Can I put Merit Software lessons on my school's server?
5) Can I try the software for Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP that the lessons are based on?
6) How much does the software for Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP cost?
7) Can I get a list of the curriculum objectives for each program?
8) What do you have that can help students learn to write paragraphs?
9) What about writing essays?
10) What about writing letters?
11) What do you have to teach reading skills?
12) Can I get a catalog of Merit Software?
13) Why am I having trouble using this site with an AOL browser?


1) How are the Merit Software Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP programs different from the online lessons?

The Merit Software Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP programs are different from the online lessons in several ways:

-- The online exercises show a very small sample of the data and concepts covered in the Merit Software Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP programs. Each program is designed to give comprehensive instruction and practice in its basic skill area.

-- Merit Software Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP programs have pretests and post tests. They offer a variety of approaches to the material, for example, concentration on a single concept or mixed practice play.

-- Students can view and print their progress reports.

-- All Merit Software Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP programs utilize a centralized student record keeping and management system utility program called the Teacher Program Manager (TPM). The TPM gives you access to all student inputs.

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2) What is your privacy policy?

All work that is created using the online exercises is created on your computer.  We do not see any user inputs.

We do monitor visitors who come to our site, but that is strictly for internal marketing purposes.

For a detailed description of our site's privacy policy, click here.

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3) How much do the online lessons cost?

They are free. 

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4) Can I put Merit Software lessons on my school's server?

Currently, no. If you would like to have this as an option in the future, please let us know.  However, we do encourage links to this site. 

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5) Can I try the software for Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP that the lessons are based on?

Yes.  To download full working, 30 day evaluation versions of the programs, click here.

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6) How much does the software for Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP cost?

Merit Software for Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP has different pricing options, depending on the configuration that is best for you. 

You can see each the price for each software title at the Merit Software web site.

Prices for School (multi-user) versions are good to at least the end of October 2006. To print out our 2006 school year catalog, click here (Adobe Acrobat Reader required).

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7) Can I get a list of the curriculum objectives for each program?

Yes. Our web site, www.meritsoftware.com provides curriculum objectives for each of our software programs.

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8) What do you have that can help students learn to write paragraphs?

Please feel free to visit paragraphpunch.com.  It is based on our popular program Paragraph Punch.

Paragraph Punch, the Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP application, may be downloaded by clicking here.

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9) What about writing essays?

Please feel free to visit essaypunch.com.  It is based on our popular program Essay Punch.

Essay Punch, the Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP application, may be downloaded by clicking here.

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10) What about writing letters?

Please feel free to visit businessletterpunch.com.  It is based on our popular program Business Letter Punch.

Business Letter Punch, the Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP application, may be downloaded by clicking here.

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11) What do you have to teach reading skills?

Click through to our Reading Comprehension Connection web site.   It is based on several of our popular reading programs: Accu-Reading, Developing Critical Thinking Skills for Effective Reading, and Vocabulary Fitness.

Our use the jump menu at our Merit Software web site to download an evaluation copy of any one of our reading programs.

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12) Can I get a catalog of Merit Software?

Yes. Please include your name, school, address, telephone number, and platform information with your request.

For contact information, click here.

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13) Why am I having problems using this site with an AOL browser?

AOL users may get error messages if they try to use this site within the default AOL browser.  The best solution is to minimize AOL and use a free browser, such as Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer, to access this site.

To do this, download and install a free browser from either Netscape or Microsoft.  Then logon on to AOL.  When the AOL Main Menu appears, hit the "minimize" button and type http://www.englishgrammarconnection.com/ into the Internet address window and press "enter."

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