Bridging the gap

college reading

Author: Brenda D. Smith

Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780673466914

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 451

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"Bridging the Gap" was the first book to focus on how to read college textbooks. This college-level focus has since evolved to connect textbook readings to academic and everyday reading sources and represent three bridges of reading: text-to-text, text-to-world, and text-to-self.

Bridging the Gap Between College and Law School

Strategies for Success

Author: Ruta K. Stropus,Charlotte D. Taylor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781611632248

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 191

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This popular book helps students make the transition from their undergraduate experience to law school learning. Unlike other ''introduction to law school'' texts, Bridging the Gap offers a different approach because it: explains the ''why'' of law, providing students with the context necessary to understand why law school is taught in a certain manner; explains the ''how'' of the law, setting out a step-by-step process that will help students adapt to the law school setting; explains the ''what'' of the law, giving students the opportunity to practice the problem-solving process by providing numerous exercises in a variety of subject matter areas. Rather than giving only general advice, or black letter law and some practice problems for a specific subject, Bridging the Gap provides the context, the process, and the problems. Written by two former law school professors who used these techniques with thousands of students, Bridging the Gap is a guide to what really works in law school.


Author: W. Royce Adams

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111785236

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 408

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Spark your students' interest in writing with VIEWPOINTS. This thematically organized reader offers diverse perspectives on various themes and issues, including social concerns, media, human behavior, cultural differences, and human rights. With opening chapters that include substantial writing and reading instruction and writing assignments both at the end of each reading and on the web, VIEWPOINTS takes students' writing and critical-thinking skills to the next level. This thoroughly revised Seventh Edition builds on the success of previous editions with thirty-five new readings, all new photographs, author biographies, and source information for every selection. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Bridging the Gap to University Mathematics

Author: Edward Hurst,Martin Gould

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781848002906

Category: Mathematics

Page: 344

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Helps to ease the transition between school/college and university mathematics by (re)introducing readers to a range of topics that they will meet in the first year of a degree course in the mathematical sciences, refreshing their knowledge of basic techniques and focussing on areas that are often perceived as the most challenging. Each chapter starts with a "Test Yourself" section so that readers can monitor their progress and readily identify areas where their understanding is incomplete. A range of exercises, complete with full solutions, makes the book ideal for self-study.

The Writer’s Way

Author: Jack Rawlins,Stephen Metzger

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 128543854X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

View: 520

The spirit of THE WRITER’S WAY remains in the ninth edition, as do its two core principles: (1) good writing begins when writers know their audience and write for the right reasons; and (2) knowing their audience and having good reasons to write will teach users everything they need to know about technique. Based on a “whole language approach,” THE WRITER’S WAY is a dynamic, process-centered paperback rhetoric with readings. While this book is intended to be used in a classroom, it’s very much based on the concept that there is little difference between writing in school and writing in the “real world.” Offering frank advice in a supportive, encouraging tone, the authors lead readers step by step through the writing process, from pre-writing to polishing the final draft. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Reading, Thinking, and Writing for College Success

Author: Bill Robinson,William S. Robinson,Pam Altman

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780155059955

Category: Education

Page: 308

View: 1394

Using a unique case study approach and emphasizing collaborative learning, INTEGRATIONS helps students write well-crafted academic essays.

Real Essays with Readings

Writing for Success in College, Work, and Everyday Life

Author: Susan Anker

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312648081

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 912

View: 5929

Real Essays delivers the powerful message that good writing, thinking, and reading skills are both essential and achievable. From the inspiring stories told by former students in Profiles of Success to the practical strategies for community involvement in the new Community Connections, Real Essays helps students to connect the writing class with their real lives and with the expectations of the larger world. So that students don’t get overwhelmed, the book focuses first on the most important things in each area, such as the Four Most Serious Errors in grammar; the Four Basics of each rhetorical strategy; and the academic skills of summary, analysis, and synthesis. Read the preface.

Measuring and Maximizing Training Impact

Bridging the Gap between Training and Business Result

Author: P. Leone

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137410485

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 203

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This book shows trainers how to create building blocks, construct the right linkages, and measure the impact of training programs from the first step (Level 1 – reaction) to the final destination (Level 5 – ROI). Including a new ground-breaking Level 6 exploring training sustainability, this is a must-read for HR professionals.

The Blue Sweater

Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World

Author: Jacqueline Novogratz

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1605294764

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 9431

A narrative account of the author's investigation into the world's economic gap describes her rediscovery of a blue sweater she had given away to Goodwill and found on a child in Rwanda, in a passionate call to action that relates her work as a venture capitalist on behalf of impoverished nations. Reprint.

Survival Guide to Organic Chemistry

Bridging the Gap from General Chemistry

Author: Patrick E. McMahon,Bohdan B. Khomtchouk,Claes Wahlestedt

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351848224

Category: Science

Page: 674

View: 3575

The Survival Guide to Organic Chemistry: Bridging the Gap from General Chemistry enables organic chemistry students to bridge the gap between general chemistry and organic chemistry. It makes sense of the myriad of in-depth concepts of organic chemistry, without overwhelming them in the necessary detail often given in a complete organic chemistry text. Here, the topics covered span the entire standard organic chemistry curriculum. The authors describe subjects which require further explanation, offer alternate viewpoints for understanding and provide hands-on practical problems and solutions to help master the material. This text ultimately allows students to apply key ideas from their general chemistry curriculum to key concepts in organic chemistry.

The Global Gender Gap Report 2009

Author: N.A

Publisher: World Economic Forum

ISBN: 9295044282

Category: Sex discrimination

Page: 196

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"The Index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education- and health-based criteria, and provides country rankings that allow for effective comparions across regions and income groups, over time"-- Page 3.

Dynamic Risk Analysis in the Chemical and Petroleum Industry

Evolution and Interaction with Parallel Disciplines in the Perspective of Industrial Application

Author: Nicola Paltrinieri,Faisal Khan

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0128038233

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 284

View: 1603

Dynamic Risk Analysis in the Chemical and Petroleum Industry focuses on bridging the gap between research and industry by responding to the following questions: What are the most relevant developments of risk analysis? How can these studies help industry in the prevention of major accidents? Paltrinieri and Khan provide support for professionals who plan to improve risk analysis by introducing innovative techniques and exploiting the potential of data share and process technologies. This concrete reference within an ever-growing variety of innovations will be most helpful to process safety managers, HSE managers, safety engineers and safety engineering students. This book is divided into four parts. The Introduction provides an overview of the state-of-the-art risk analysis methods and the most up-to-date popular definitions of accident scenarios. The second section on Dynamic Risk Analysis shows the dynamic evolution of risk analysis and covers Hazard Identification, Frequency Analysis, Consequence Analysis and Establishing the Risk Picture. The third section on Interaction with Parallel Disciplines illustrates the interaction between risk analysis and other disciplines from parallel fields, such as the nuclear, the economic and the financial sectors. The final section on Dynamic Risk Management addresses risk management, which may dynamically learn from itself and improve in a spiral process leading to a resilient system. Helps dynamic analysis and management of risk in chemical and process industry Provides industry examples and techniques to assist you with risk- based decision making Addresses also the human, economic and reputational aspects composing the overall risk picture

America's Broken Promise

Bridging the Community College Achievement Gap

Author: Eduardo Marti

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1944079068

Category: Education

Page: 120

View: 1937

Most community college leaders, administrators, faculty, and policymakers take pride in knowing that community colleges are the only postsecondary institutions that promise to educate and prepare all interested Americans. Yet, they are often publicly criticized by politicians, tax payers, and fellow educators. In America's Broken Promise, Dr. Eduardo Marti shows how community colleges have multiple, difficult, and often competing missions, particularly surrounding access and achievement rates. He reminds us that a very high percentage of students entering the community college "open door" are neither college ready nor intent upon graduation. He then critically traces the development of their unique role in American society, differentiates them from selective-achievement institutions, and maps out new ways these institutions can and must come closer to fulfilling their achievement promise.

The World of Writing

A Guide

Author: Kate Mangelsdorf,Evelyn Posey

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780205723997

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 591

View: 5989

The World of Writing is an aims-based writing guide with an emphasis on language and culture that encourages today's diverse students to write for tomorrow's increasingly globalized workplaces and communities.

Foreign Language Education in America

Perspectives from K-12, University, Government, and International Learning

Author: Steven Berbeco

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137528508

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 1707

Foreign language teaching in America today falls into three distinct fields of influence and interest: public and private schools, college and other post-secondary programs, and courses for adult learners. At a time when academics and instructors in each of these fields seek to answer similar questions, too few published resources recognize and address the parallels among them. In response, Foreign Language Education in America is an edited book with contributions that represent the diversity in foreign language education today, including perspectives from elementary, middle schools, high schools, university-level courses, summer programs, federal government, and international learning. This is a practical guide to the state of the field that fills a much-needed gap for scholars, researchers, administrators, and practitioners who are looking for a resource that describes effective practices across the field.

Summer Bridge Activities®

Author: N.A

Publisher: Rainbow Bridge Publishing

ISBN: 1483818942

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 1274

Give your soon-to-be kindergartner a head start on their upcoming school year with Summer Bridge Activities(R): Bridging Grades PreK-K. With daily, 15-minute exercises kids can review colors, shapes, and letters and learn new skills like addition, subtraction, and vowel sounds. This workbook series prevents summer learning loss and paves the way to a successful new school year. And this is no average workbook—Summer Bridge Activities(R) keeps the fun and the sun in summer break! Designed to prevent a summer learning gap and keep kids mentally and physically active, the hands-on exercises can be done anywhere. These standards-based activities help kids set goals, develop character, practice fitness, and explore the outdoors. With 12 weeks of creative learning, Summer Bridge Activities(R) keeps skills sharp all summer long!

The State of Working America, 2002/2003

Author: Lawrence Mishel,Lawrence R. Mishel,Jared Bernstein,Heather Boushey

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801488030

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 494

View: 3154

Lifelong Learning for Engineers and Scientists in the Information Age

Author: Ashok V. Naimpally,Hema Ramachandran,Caroline Smith

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0123852145

Category: Computers

Page: 90

View: 5450

The book provides a comprehensive review of lifelong learning, information literacy and internships including assessment techniques for lifelong learning, teamwork and information literacy as defined by the ABET criteria. It also discusses critical thinking skills for scientists and engineers and their role in lifelong learning in the information age. It will be invaluable for: Engineering educators including librarians interested in developing programs to satisfy the ABET criteria for lifelong learning and teamwork. Engineering librarians developing programs and assessment tools for information literacy using online databases and the Internet. Engineering educators and career advisors interested in developing internship programs in engineering. An internship is defined as work performed in an industrial setting that provides practical experience and adds value to the classroom and research learning processes. This book will cover all aspects involved in administering internship and cooperative education programs. Employers of interns will find useful information on needs assessment, program development, evaluation and the importance of lifelong learning; and, Science and engineering educators interested in developing critical thinking skills in their students as an aid to developing lifelong learning skills especially given the challenges in the digital age. Provides information on how to develop programs and assessment tools for information literacy Describes how to set up an internship program Develops critical thinking skills

The Ethics of Time

A Phenomenology and Hermeneutics of Change

Author: John Panteleimon Manoussakis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474299156

Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

View: 7706

The Ethics of Time utilizes the resources of phenomenology and hermeneutics to explore this under-charted field of philosophical inquiry. Its rigorous analyses of such phenomena as waiting, memory, and the body are carried out phenomenologically, as it engages in a hermeneutical reading of such classical texts as Augustine's Confessions and Sophocles's Oedipus Rex, among others. The Ethics of Time takes seriously phenomenology's claim of a consciousness both constituting time and being constituted by time. This claim has some important implications for the "ethicalÂ?? self or, rather, for the ways in which such a self informed by time, might come to understand anew the problems of imperfection and ethical goodness. Even though a strictly philosophical endeavour, this book engages knowledgeably and deftly with subjects across literature, theology and the arts and will be of interest to scholars throughout these disciplines.