This book is written as a practical guide for students struggling to improve their writing to meet the standards expected of them by their professors, instructors, employers and co-workers. We have avoided complicated "textbook language" and jargon in favor of plain, easily understood language.
No matter what career you pursue, you must be able to communicate effectively and clearly if you want to be successful. This course will enhance your ability to do so by sharpening your critical thinking and writing skills.
The ability to research topics and incorporate information from your sources into your work is an important skill both in college and on the job. This course will reinforce the concepts you practiced in English Composition I by introducing you to basic research concepts and techniques.
You will learn to distinguish literary passages from informational ones, use the points on a plot line to understand & analyze a story, and use comprehension strategies to answer questions about a literary passage.
"Simply attending school for many years is no guarantee that you have a clear understanding of the specific strategies needed to get what you want out of college. This course will provide the opportunity for you to learn and practice methods that will assist you in identifying and reaching your academic and career goals."
"This course is designed to equip you with the basic academic, professional, and personal skills you will need to be successful in college." Units 4,5, and 7 deal with reading to learn, learning styles such as critical thinking, and listening and taking notes.