General Information

  • What is MyWritingLab (MWL)?

  1. An online grammar module to help you master grammar concepts, so that you have a thorough understanding of grammar to effectively teach your future students.

  • MWL is only required if this is your first W-course or if you have not yet completed it.

  • MUST be completed before you begin Senior Methods—this is a hard deadline.

  • All TLAC students and any students from other majors who participate in TLAC’s Senior Methods program must complete MWL (this includes SPED majors).

  • You must register for MWL by 11:59 PM on October 13, 2017

  • You must complete MWL by 11:59 PM on November 19, 2017


MWL Tips for Success

  • Take your time on your skills checks—these assessments determine how many assignments you will have to complete.

  • Completing MWL doesn’t have to be a big task. Most students finish all of their assignments in 3 to 4 hours total.

  • You MUST complete every homework assignment you are assigned with 95% or better. You will get a gold star next to each assignment that you complete with 95% or better (M’s represented assignments you mastered in your skills check), and you will get a gold star next to a chapter when you have completed that chapter.

  • Your MWL is not considered to be complete until: 1) You have received a gold star for each of the 3 chapters (C8, C9, & C10) and 2) Your completion has been verified by a UPM.

  • Get a certificate of completion from a UPM and keep it—that way you have proof should any questions arise when you reach Senior Methods.


Creating an Account, Purchasing MWL, & Registering for MWL

  • To register for MWL account go to

  • Click on the “Student” button under “Register.”

  • Click on the “OK! Register now” button.

  • Type in the course ID for Fall 2017: matthews10398 and click “Continue.”

  • Sign in with your Pearson account if you already have one. If you do not have an account with Pearson, click on the “Create” button under “Create a Pearson Account.”

  • After you have logged into or created your account, you will be redirected to a page that asks what option you would like to use to pay for MWL. If you bought an access code from the bookstore, you can choose the option “Use an access code” or “use a credit card” to pay for MWL directly from Pearson.

  • If finances are an issue for you, can choose to do the MWL 2-Week Trial. However, YOU MUST complete MWL within the 2-Weeks and leave enough time for a UPM to verify your completion. Pearson does not always keep an accurate record of completion for those students who do the free trial.


Finally, please note that technical problems with MyWritingLab (e.g., not being able to access modules, results not showing up, etc.) require that you contact Pearson directly at 1-855-875-1797. Instructors and UPMs are NOT able to troubleshoot technical issues.