At the beginning of this school year, I bought IEW's Student Intensive for both of my boys with some hesitancy. However, many of my friends raved about the program and highly recommended it to me, so I took the plunge.
Boy, am I glad I listened. The boys have finished most of the student intensive, and I am now teaching them from the Ancient History-Based Writing unit. They completed their first two assignments this week, and I have posted the finished works over at The Write Brothers.
If you are considering what to buy for writing next year, please allow me to make a suggestion! IEW has been a huge blessing for us. One of my boys is a reluctant writer. He used to cry when I handed him paper and pencil. The other has loved to "write" since he was little and words flow from him naturally. If you have a minute, hop on over and see if you can tell the difference. It will be difficult!