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MindTap Developmental English for Building Writing Skills the Hands-on Way 1st Edition

Jenia Walter

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Overview

MindTap® Developmental English for Walter's Building Writing Skills the Hands-on Way is the digital learning solution that powers students from memorization to mastery. It gives you complete control of your course—to provide engaging content, to challenge every individual, and to build their confidence. Empower students to accelerate their progress with MindTap. MindTap: Powered by You. MindTap gives you complete ownership of your content and learning experience. Engage students with high-interest assignments, including hands-on interactive animations, journal entries, and forum prompts, all tailor-made for your course. Customize the interactive syllabi, emphasize the most important topics, and add your own material or notes in the eBook.

Jenia Walter, Aims Community College, Greeley, Colorado

Jenia Walter, who has been writing stories since she could hold a pen, first found her way into publishing as an editorial assistant at North Point Press in Berkeley, California. Discovering her interest in teaching English while traveling overseas in 1992, she received a certificate from a Cambridge University TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) program in Portugal, returning to the U.S. to teach refugees and youth-at-risk at a social service agency in Sacramento. After teaching community college classes in rural northern California, she returned to graduate school at Northern Arizona University (NAU) to earn a Master's degree in English in 1999. At NAU, her fascination with grammar led her to work as a research assistant on Douglas Biber's LONGMAN GRAMMAR OF SPOKEN AND WRITTEN ENGLISH. At the same time, working as a Writing Center tutor and graduate teaching assistant in freshman comp classrooms, she began to investigate helpful learning methods for linguistically diverse students with nontraditional academic backgrounds, and she has been researching effective writing instruction for adult learners ever since. She spent over a decade conducting action research on hands-on learning as an Associate Professor of English at San Juan College in northern New Mexico, where she conducted a grant-funded developmental writing research study and was awarded a NISOD National Award for Teaching Excellence. Since relocating to Fort Collins, Colorado, in 2012, she has continued her exploration of interactive online teaching methods while teaching developmental writing and composition (including Accelerated Learning Program cohorts) in the classroom at Aims Community College in Greeley, researching the effectiveness of hands-on learning at every level.
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  • Empower students with the information to know where they stand at all times--both individually and compared to the highest performers in class within the student view of the Progress App.
  • Engage students with course material specially customized for them by you streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface.
CHAPTER LEARNING OBJECTIVES. These Learning Objectives are linked to the key points of the chapter to keep students focused on the important takeaways.

EBook. The acclaimed MindTap Reader boasts a multimedia rich experience with tagged note-taking, highlighting and bookmarking for easy study guide creation.

PRACTICE ACTIVITIES TIED TO LEARNING OBJECTIVES. Activities include free response journal prompts, forum prompts, and multiple choice problem sets powered by Aplia®, with special Interactive Animations and Author's Corner features that apply select chapter lessons to professional, literary works. These activities combine the richness of student-created, real world, and literary language materials with a learn-by-doing approach to ensure students internalize the material.

QUIZZES. Each chapter features a 5-10 question Final Chapter Quiz. Students will know with certainty their level of competency for every chapter, which will improve course outcomes.

EXAMS. MindTap includes Section Exams (with 25 questions) and a Midterm and Final Exam (with 50 questions each). Students and instructors will know their level of competency throughout the term for comprehensive units.
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This Cengage solution can be seamlessly integrated into most Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and more) but does require a different ISBN for access codes. Please work with your Cengage Learning Consultant to ensure the proper course set up and ordering information. For additional information, please visit the LMS Integration site.

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"MindTap's greatest strengths are the progress tracking and the ability to add [your own] materials that are gradable."

"I'm convinced that the higher course ratings and grades were, in large part, a result of students' engagement. It was an unmitigated success."

"Almost across the board, students using MindTap improved on the main learning objectives of the class ...I've never seen any results like this."

"MindTap was very useful – it was easy to follow and everything was right there."

"I'm definitely more engaged because of MindTap."

"MindTap puts practice questions in a format that works well for me."

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