you consider the possibility of putting your writing aspirations, and some
cherished hopes and dreams, into the hands of a writing school, it is advisable
to determine that the school’s
credentials are solid. This advice applies to any school, including ours: It’s
important to have clear evidence that the school you select is professionally
qualified and approved by official educational and business organizations, and
that it has the good will of its students and graduates.
Following are credentials that Long Ridge Writers Group and our program,
Breaking into Print, have established over the years since our founding in
Official State Educational Approval Our
course, as well as our organization, its business practices, and our educational
program, is approved by the Connecticut Commissioner of Higher Education, which
is the authority that licenses all proprietary schools, technical institutes,
junior colleges, colleges, and universities in the state of Connecticut,
including Yale and the University of Connecticut.
High Satisfaction Ratings Of 1,400 colleges
and universities surveyed over several years by U.S. News & World Report
magazine, the highest-ranking institution, in terms of student satisfaction,
scored 73%. By comparison, 89.7% of those who recently completed our program
report that they were
do it all over again”;
and 97.7% “would
recommend our program to a good friend.”
100% Money-back Satisfaction Guarantee We are dedicated to your
complete satisfaction; however, if you are not satisfied that you have become a
better writer and learned how to market your writing to editors and publishers,
as a result of completing our program, simply request a refund within 60 days of
the date on your diploma and you will get back every penny you’ve paid.
Business Bureau Long Ridge Writers Group adheres to the guiding
principles of the Better Business Bureau. For a free report on our student
satisfaction record, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week:
and follow these prompts:
• select Company
Reports on the home page
• enter Long Ridge on
the Company Name line
• click on
Search button for a current report
• click on Long Ridge
Writers Group to view report.
to obtain a free report by telephone or fax, call the Better
Business Bureau at (203)-269-2700, extension 2. Follow the recorded
instructions for your report.
94 South Turnpike
Wallingford, CT 06492
You Earn College Credits The Connecticut Board
for State Academic Awards recommends that students who complete our program be
awarded seven college credits. No matter where you live, these credits may be
obtained from Charter Oak State College, which functions under the
degree-granting authority of the Connecticut Board. You can have these credits
submitted on a Charter Oak transcript to any college or university. (If you are
a teacher, your transcript will be sent to your school board, at your request.)
Professional Faculty All of our instructors
are highly professional published writers or editors whom we have trained to
teach our program. They have written more than 20,000 stories and articles that
have appeared in a wide range of national magazines and newspapers, and on the
Internet. They have also published over 900 books.
Personal One-on-One Instruction Each student is assigned to his or
her own personal instructor and they work together, one-on-one, for the duration
of the course. This tutorial technique has been used exclusively because it has proved to be the most
effective method ever developed to teach people how to write for publication.
Verification from Our Students Hundreds of current and former
students in the U.S. and Canada have volunteered to give new applicants the
benefit of their experience in the program. If you pass our test, call our
Information Services toll-free at 800-624-1476 for the names and addresses of
students in your area you may contact.
Student Success On average, more than 300
of our students, including those who have completed our course, are published
Expert Consultation Our Student Counselors
are available five days a week to answer your questions about any aspect of the
program, the textbooks and teaching materials, and your assignments. Call
weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Eastern time.
Admission Eligibility Since our founding in
1989, we have followed the U.S. Federal Trade Commission Guides for Private
Vocational and Home Study Schools without exception: Only those applicants who
pass our Writing Test are eligible to enroll in our course.
may wish to keep this “checklist”
handy until you’re
ready to select a writing program. We hope it will prove helpful to you in
making point-by-point evaluations of our program in comparison with any other
program available to you.