University Success Writing is designed for English language learners preparing for mainstream academic environments. A flexible three-part approach systematically builds skills tied to specific learning outcomes along with authentic writing strategies from top Stanford University professors. 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. 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 presentation and controlled writing practice that guide students through the writing process while building their essential writing and critical thinking skills. - Part 3 includes interviews with professors discussing their own writing processes. Assignments allow students to apply and expand the skills acquired in Parts 1 and 2. Additional online skill and vocabulary practices, collaboration activities, and assessments. Strategies for academic success and soft skills delivered via online videos. NEW! You can now create unique custom University Success content packs with Pearson Collections.
NEIL D. PEARSON, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research includes work on the development, estimation, and evaluation of models for pricing and hedging various derivatives and other financial instruments. Dr. Pearson has published papers in a number of academic journals, and is an Associate Editor of both the Journal of Financial Economics and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. He has consulted for a number of U.S. and international banks, working on term structure models, the evaluation of derivatives pricing m
Welcome to University Success Key Features of University Success Scope and Sequence Acknowledgments PART 1: FUNDAMENTAL WRITING SKILLS SOCIOLOY: The Research Writing Process ECONOMICS: Idea Development BIOLOGY: Extended Writing HUMANITIES: Rhetorical Context ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING: Publishing PART 2: CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS SOCIOLOGY: Fact and Opinion ECONOMICS: Reading Critically for Effective Writing BIOLOGY: Process Writing HUMANITIES: Descriptive Writing ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING: Research Writing PART 3: EXTENDED WRITING SOCIOLOGY: Writing as a Sociologist ECONOMICS: Writing as an Economist BIOLOGY: Writing as a Biologist HUMANITIES: Writing as a Literary Expert ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING: Writing as an Environmental Engineer Credits Index
University Success Writing Transition Level is one strand of a three-strand developmental course designed for English language learners transitioning to mainstream academic environments. The Writing strand builds skills tied to specific learning outcomes with a strong focus on inquiry-based research writing to prepare students to write in academic degree classes. The Writing strand supports students through the writing process and moves them away from the production of highly structured essays. Highlights University Success Writing integrates a flexible three-part developmental approach - authentic content woven through all three parts provides intensive skill development and expanded application. Parts 1 and 2 include presentation and controlled writing practice that guide students through the writing process while building their essential writing and critical thinking skills. Part 3 includes authentic interviews with Stanford professors discussing their own writing processes, providing strategies students can incorporate into their own writing. Academic disciplines include: Sociology, Economics, Biology, Humanities, and Environmental Engineering. Writing assignments in Part 3 allow students to apply and expand the skills acquired in Parts 1 and 2. Additional skill and vocabulary practices, collaboration activities, and assessments provide opportunities for personalized learning beyond the classroom. Strategies for academic success and soft skills delivered via online videos, including how to read a syllabus and make appointments with professors, prepare students to cope with college culture. Skills include: Developing a research question Supporting claims with facts and opinions Understanding satire and parody Synthesizing information from multiple sources
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