How to Join
1. You can create your Student Forum account anytime once your order has shipped. The shipment notification email lists your unique curriculum license number, which you will need to complete your Forum sign-up.*
2. When you have your curriculum license number handy, create an account.
3. The full name and full date of birth must be that of the student. We do not validate accounts for persons below age 13 (no exceptions) or above 19. This is an age-appropriate Forum for student use.
4. Your personal information (name, date of birth, address, phone number, etc.) will only be visible to you and to our administrators. Fellow Forum users will only see your display name and any information you decide to enter in the “About Me” section – such as hobbies, favorite books, etc.
5. Please do not list your real name as your display name. Our Forum is intended to be a safe environment full of wonderful, friendly people, but it is still not wise to use your real name online. Give a little thought to your screen name; we do not allow screen name changes after two weeks of forum membership. This is to avoid confusion among the members, and to help keep forum users accountable.
6. Once you have submitted your request for a student account, please wait 1–3 business days for our staff to check your sign-up and validate it. This is one of our security measures to guard against spammers and creeps.
7. You will receive an email notification that your account has been validated. Sign in and take a tour! We recommend stopping by the Welcome board to introduce yourself.
* If you ordered some time ago, your curriculum license number might have been printed on your order receipt, packing slip, or (if it’s really been a while!) have been printed on a colorful, glossy document placed in your shipment.
Lost Your Number?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and shipping address so we can check your customer account.
A Word to Parents and Teachers
The Student Forum is a very friendly online resource for students. We created it to help young writers connect with one another. No matter how gifted your student is, he or she will not go far as a writer without learning to bring other people into their process, to provide feedback and support. Our Student Forum is one excellent way for your student to experience this kind of community.
We recommend that students join, but creating an account is completely optional. And if you are using the curriculum under a Household License, there is no deadline for creating an account and no expiration date on your student’s access to it, as long as they are under 20 years of age.
Parents and teachers may NOT create their own account on the Student Forum. However, parents are more than welcome to sign in under their student’s login information. After logging in you are able to view all of your child’s Forum activity as well as other members’ posts. We suggest having a conversation with your student about this as well as general rules for online etiquette and safety.
You may contact us to request that your student’s account be closed or temporarily suspended at any time, at your discretion. We fully support a parent’s right to decide whether the Student Forum is a good fit for a student.
We will contact you directly if we have any concerns about your student’s activity on the Forum.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions at any time.