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WriteSmart Online Writing Lab

WriteSmart exists to help each student/client to become the clearest thinker and most effective writer he or she can be!

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Education
  • Location Bethlehem, FS, ZA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded August 2012
  • Employees 1
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Company Summary

WriteSmart provides online writing instruction, using a research-proven method pioneered in the North American universities. It aims to address the appalling failure rate at the South African universities, where 40% of enrolled students drop out, 50% take 5 years to complete a 3-year degree, 80% say report failing some or all of their courses and realize that they are unlikely to pass at the end of the year. (Sunday Times, 19 February 2012.)


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    Steve Wertheim

    Steve has been involved in academic writing instruction locally and internationally for over 20 years. He was one of those high-risk students who went to a really appalling high school, Orion Senior Secondary in De Aar, and then on to University, where he completed five degrees. He was meant to fail and drop out, but fortunately, while repeating the first year, a dear friend taught him to write essays and saved his academic life.