University Success

University Success is a new academic skills series designed to equip transitioning English learners with the reading, writing, and oral communication skills necessary to succeed in courses in an English-speaking university setting. The course carefully scaffolds skill development to help students successfully work with challenging and engaging authentic content provided by top professors in their academic fields.

Editor: Lawrence Zwier (Reading), Maggie Sokolik (Writing) and Robyn Brinks Lockwood (Oral communication)
Authors: Carrie Steenburgh, Laura Eickhoff, Laurie Frazier, Larry Zwier, Maggie Vosters, Kristin Dalby, Tim Dalby, Charl Norloff, Ruth Moore, Amy Renehan, Timothy McLaughlin, Christina Cavage
Subject: Listening and Speaking, Reading, Writing
Go to: Intermediate level Advanced level Transition level
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Preparing students to thrive in a university setting

University Success is designed for English language learners preparing for mainstream academic environments. A flexible three-part approach includes intensive and systematic skill development tied to learning outcomes along with authentic essays written by top professors from Stanford University. University Success offers a blended three-part structure, combining MyEnglishLab and print course for a flexible program that adjusts to the needs of teachers and students and provides opportunities for personalized learning beyond the classroom. Each skill presented in the Student Book is followed by connected activities on MyEnglishLab for well-rounded and comprehensive practice.

Part 1 - Fundamental Writing Skills
  • Rigorous development of essential writing skills.
  • Student Book: Detailed presentations, exercises, and writing assignments.
  • MyEnglishLab: Extension and application exercises.
Part 2 - Critical Thinking Skills
  • Development of critical thinking skills.
  • Student Book: Detailed presentations, exercises, and writing assignments.
  • MyEnglishLab: Extension and application exercises.
Part 3 - Extended Writing
  • Extended practice with the skills introduced in Parts 1 and 2.
  • Student Book: Critical thinking exercises and writing assignments.
  • MyEnglishLab: Interviews with professors about their own writing processes.

Academic Strategies and Soft Skills Videos offer comprehensive soft-skill support to prepare students to cope with college culture.

Also…

  • Additional vocabulary activities
  • Collaborative research activities
  • Teacher’s Resources

University Success Reading

The Reading strand provides real-life learning experiences that prepare students to become fluent, automatic, and competent readers who can achieve academic autonomy.

University Success Writing

A strong focus on critical and creative thinking prepares students to approach writing assignments in different disciplines and write in academic degree classes. The Writing stand supports students through the writing process and moves them away from the production of highly structured essays.

University Success Oral communication

The Oral Communication strand provides real-life learning experiences for students who need to achieve academic autonomy.

Highlights

  • Each part is a self-contained module allowing teachers to focus on the highest-value skills and content.
  • Topics are aligned around science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) content.
    • Parts 1 and 2 include challenging readings that allow students to engage with the content as they build essential reading and critical thinking skills.
    • Part 3 provides a truly authentic experience with an extended essay that enables students to apply and expand the skills acquired in Parts 1 and 2.
  • Additional online readings, skill and vocabulary practices, collaboration activities, and assessments.
  • Strategies for academic success and soft skills delivered via online videos.
Carrie Steenburgh
Laura Eickhoff
Laurie Frazier
Larry Zwier
Maggie Vosters
Kristin Dalby
Tim Dalby
Charl Norloff
Ruth Moore
Amy Renehan
Timothy McLaughlin
Christina Cavage
Titles Product Number ISBN Printed
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University Success - Reading | Book + MyEnglishLab 465322 978-0-1346-5322-8 X 12 months $70.95
University Success - Writing | Book + MyEnglishLab 465321 978-0-1346-5321-1 X 12 months $70.95
University Success - Oral Communication | Book + MyEnglishLab 465271 978-0-1346-5271-9 X 12 months $70.95
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University Success - Reading | Book + MyEnglishLab 465270 978-0-1346-5270-2 X 12 months $70.95
University Success - Writing | Book + MyEnglishLab 465269 978-0-1346-5269-6 X 12 months $70.95
University Success - Oral Communication | Book + MyEnglishLab 465268 978-0-1346-5268-9 X 12 months $70.95
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University Success - Reading | Book + MyEnglishLab 440078 978-0-1344-0078-5 X 12 months $70.95
University Success - Writing | Book + MyEnglishLab 440028 978-0-1344-0028-0 X 12 months $70.95
University Success - Oral Communication | Book + MyEnglishLab 440027 978-0-1344-0027-3 X 12 months $70.95

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