Key Concepts helps students master the academic content, academic vocabulary, and academic reading and writing skills they need to succeed at college.
Authentic readings from real college textbooks help students build on their knowledge of academic subjects.
Reading passages act as models for the rhetorical styles students produce in their writing assignments.
Practice of each step in the writing process guides students in perfecting their writing.
Academic Word List and discipline-specific vocabulary is introduced and practiced to build students' academic vocabulary knowledge.
Vocabulary building exercises help students discern differences in meaning by focusing on word forms, context, and usage.
Integrated grammar activities improve students' writing at the sentence level.
About the Contributor
Barbara Smith-Palinkas is an English for Academic Purposes instructor at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida, where she teaches academic writing to advanced-level students. She has co-authored several grammar and reading/writing textbooks. She received her M.A. from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.