Paragraph Punch is easy-to-use writing improvement software that helps students develop their paragraph writing skills. Students learn how to write an effective paragraph-through reason, detail, sequence, example, and cause and effects. Choosing from a menu of topics, students develop an idea, and write their own topic sentence, body, and conclusion. Program prompts guide students step by step through pre-writing, writing, organizing, editing, rewriting, and publishing. Students' completed paragraphs can be transferred to their own disks or to a word processing program, while teachers can monitor their students' progress in the record management system. Designed for students in U.S. grades 5 through 10 (age 10 and up). The program can also be used by ESL and adult students interested in improving their writing skills.