Q - Skills for Success - Reading and Writing, Volume 2

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Oxford University Press, Oct 21, 2010 - Foreign Language Study - 205 pages
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Q Skills for Success encourages students to think critically and succeed academically. Q's question-centred approach provides a unique critical thinking framework for each unit. This develops key cognitive skills such as analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating--as well as developing the language skills essential for academic success.   Key features: Learning outcomes are clearly stated at the start and end of the unitsCritical thinking unit approach encourages students to analyze, synthesize, apply knowledge, and develop an individual voice around a topicThought-provoking unit questions provide a clear focus for the unitsReading and listening texts explore a range of academic subjects from biology to financeExplicit learning skills sections help students develop important academic skills such as scanning a text, listening for gist, and using a dictionaryResearch-based vocabulary program focuses on words from the Academic Word List (AWL) and the Oxford 3000(tm)Digital Workbook includes substantial homework practice, reference and tests, with simple LMS to help teachers assign and grade work

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Jennifer Bixby holds an M.A. in TESOL from Boston University. She has taught in Colombia, Japan, and the United States in a wide variety of programs and with various ages, including U.S. community colleges and Intensive English Programs. Her interests lie in the development of high-interesting materials, especially for teaching writing.

Joe McVeigh M.A. in TESOL from Biola University in Southern California. He has taught English at Middlebury College, the University of Southern California, the California Institute of Technology, and California State University, Los Angeles. Joe has also lived and worked overseas in the U.K., Hungary, China, India, and Chile. He has presented nationally and internationally on topics including methods and technique for teaching reading, intercultural communication, and testing and assessment.

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