This innovative modes-based reader by reading expert Kathleen McWhorter supports an integrated approach to reading and writing with unique scaffolded instruction that guides students through comprehension, analysis, evaluation, and written response — skills students will need to be successful in college. Compelling reading selections drawn from widely taught academic disciplines let students practice the work they’re expected to do in other college courses. The second edition has been thoroughly revised with a new grammar handbook, expanded research coverage, new readings, and new features to provide stronger, more integrated reading and writing advice. Reflections can be packaged with LaunchPad Solo for Readers and Writers, allowing you to more efficiently track students’ progress with reading, writing, and grammar skills in an active learning arc that complements the book.
For courses in Integrated Reading and Writing at the paragraph/essay level. Integrated thematic instruction at the paragraph and essay level In Concert: An Integrated Approach to Reading and Writing engages readers by presenting each chapter in the context of a resonant theme, such as overcoming adversity, Internet dating, and the Black Lives Matter movement. Student and professional essays start each chapter and serve as the basis for instruction, illustration, and practice. Author Kathleen McWhorter emphasizes critical thinking throughout, which helps to prepare learners for their future courses or careers. In Concert, Third Edition, is the second book in a two�-part series that shows re...
Expanding Your Vocabulary improves students' vocabulary through concise instruction and extensive application using discipline-based readings. Based on Kathleen McWhorter's 25 years of experience teaching developmental courses and discovering how students learn best and the means to improve learning, Expanding Your Vocabulary gets students refining their skills through practice with authentic reading passages, addresses discipline-specific vocabulary in ten academic fields, and provides lists of high utility words and content readings student can use to practice and apply all the skills they have learned in the text.
THIS TITLE HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT THE 2016 MLA UPDATES! Our editorial team has updated this text based on content from The MLA Handbook, 8th Edition. Browse our catalog or contact your representative for a full listing of updated titles and packages, or to request a custom ISBN. Kathleen T. McWhorter’s unique visual approach, with support for both reading and writing, helps students at any level of preparedness become successful college writers. The sixth edition of Successful College Writing builds on its beloved, proven visual tools, such as graphic organizers, flowcharts, and new graphic Guided Writing Assignments, with engaging professional, multimedia, and student readings in the most commonly assigned rhetorical modes. In response to instructor and student feedback, the new edition has been thoughtfully streamlined and redesigned.
Because so many first-year writing students lack the basic skills the course demands, reading specialist McWhorter gives them steady guidance through the challenges they face in academic work. Successful College Writing offers extensive instruction in active and critical reading, practical advice on study and college survival skills, step-by-step strategies for writing and research, detailed coverage of the nine rhetorical patterns of development, and 61 readings that provide strong rhetorical models, as well as an easy-to-use handbook in the complete edition. McWhorter’s unique visual approach to learning uses graphic organizers, revision flowcharts, and other visual tools to help students analyze texts and write their own essays. Her unique attention to varieties of learning styles also helps empower students, allowing them to identify their strengths and learning preferences. Read the preface.
This new supplement is designed for students who need a little extra help to write successfully on the college level. The text includes material for student success, including support for building confidence, managing time effectively, and writing ethically; sentence guides, rubrics, and other activities to help students develop, draft, and revise writing projects for each chapter in Parts 3 and 4 of Successful College Writing; sentence guides for academic writing; and additional activities for students who need extra practice in areas from writing topic sentences and avoiding wordiness to identifying and correcting common comma splices and fragments. The Student's Companion is the perfect text for students taking a co-requisite (or ALP) writing course.
"Academic Reading" is an advanced reading text that provides reading comprehension and critical thinking strategies for reading in the major academic disciplines, and has been written in consultation with teachers from across each discipline.
Brief and inexpensive, this vocabulary worktext contains concise instruction and extensive practice exercises on dictionary and thesaurus usage, context clues, and word parts. Included are practice exercises for each topic, which integrate chapter content and demonstrate relevance to the readings. A variety of formats is used to maintain interest and motivation. Exercises integrate chapter content and demonstrate relevance to the readings. High-Utility Word Lists, arranged by academic discipline, enlarge readers' general vocabulary while offering practice exercises to strengthen and sustain interest. Website cross references direct readers to visit suggested sites for skill reinforcement and practice. "Vocabulary for the 21st Century" section explores interesting features of language while expanding word awareness. "Exploring Language" boxes stimulate interest in language and introduce unique features of the English Language. For those interested in expanding their vocabulary.
Focusing on only the essential reading and thinking skills needed for college reading success, "Active Reading Skills "uses concise instruction, guided practice, and extensive application to develop reading strategies.