University Success - Advanced - Writing | Book + MyEnglishLab

Authors: Charl Norloff, Ruth Moore
Collection: University Success
Subject: Writing

ISBN: 9780134652696
Copyright: 2018

Retail price: $72.95
Format: Multiple-item retail product

Preparing students to thrive in a university setting

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 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.

Advanced level

Intensive skill practice

Intensive skill practice tied to learning objectives informed by the Global Scale of English

Authentic content
  • Listenings: 2 minutes?20 minutes
  • Multiple exposures
  • Genres include lectures, presentations, student presentations, study group discussions.
Explicit vocabulary instruction
  • Vocabulary previews and checks
  • Glossing of content vocabulary
  • Recycling throughout each part and online
Moderately scaffolded

Guided exercises focus on comprehension, application, and clarification.

Vocabulary strategies

Vocabulary strategy sections including:

  • Recognizing collocations
  • Learning vocabulary through categorization
Charl Norloff
Ruth Moore

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