DVDs contain fifteen college classes, each 10-15 minutes long. They show authentic teacher/student interactions in a wide range of courses typically taken by first-year students. The book uses the lectures to teach skills vital to students' success at an American college or university. It contains practical study tips, suggestions about how to interact with the professor and classmates, sample discussion topics that call for students to generate original opinions, and examples of real quizzes the professors gave after their lectures.
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Students watch the classes and use the skill-building book to:
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Q. “My students have trouble recognizing main ideas. How can I teach them this skill?”
A. gives students hours of practice with authentic college lectures. The book guides listeners, emphasizing key point recognition, summarizing skills and test preparation.
Q. “My students lack intellectual aggressiveness. They just don’t understand what is expected of them in college!”
A. teaches students to ask questions, think critically, synthesize ideas and defend opinions, verbally and in writing.
Q. "My advanced ESL students are competent in conversational English, but they can not keep up with notetaking demands in fast-paced lectures. How can they make the leap from the ESL classroom to the competitive academic curriculum?”
A. teaches students how to take notes efficiently, and then how to organize, study, and learn from them.