Quill.org provides free online tools to help low-income students become sharp writers. Their mission is to help the 30 million low-income K-12 students in the United States who struggle with writing. Quill currently provides four writing tools that enable students to build writing, grammar, and proofreading skills.
In 2011, a Department of Education study found that 76% of eighth grade students are not proficient at writing, one of the most important skills young people need to improve reading comprehension, advance critical thinking, and produce new knowledge. While poor writers may gain admission into college, they will not have the skills they need to thrive. College-level learning depends on college-level thinking expressed through the written word.