The Writers Matter program has been designed to motivate students to write about their lives while improving the quality of their writing skills. The program is aligned with state and school district curriculum standards for writing that allows teachers to easily incorporate the program into everyday instruction. So, if you are interested in reading how Writers Matter has been successful over the past four years by exploring the research studies - this is the place to be. The research studies provide pre-post date on students writing skills as well as qualitative data of teacher and students responses about the program. Additionally, this section includes commercially available writing programs utilized by schools, recent research studies, and books and articles about writing.