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MindTap® English, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Dole/Taggart's Connect College Reading, 2nd Edition

  • Ivan Dole North Lake Community College
  • Leslie Taggart
  • ISBN-10: 1285513568  |  ISBN-13: 9781285513560
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $80.00
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MindTap™ English for Dole/Taggart's Connect College Reading, 2nd Edition is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. Access to this product is valid for 6 months of usage.

Features and Benefits

  • Seamlessly delivery appropriate content and technology assets from a number of providers to students, as they need them.
  • Break course content down into movable objects to promote personalization, encourage interactivity and ensure student engagement.
  • Customize the course – from tools to text – and make adjustments ‘on the fly,’ making it possible to intertwine breaking news into their lessons and incorporate today’s teachable moments.
  • Bring interactivity into learning through the integration of multimedia assets (apps from Cengage Learning and other providers), numerous in-context exercises and supplements, student engagement will increase leading to better student outcomes.
  • Track students’ use, activities and comprehension in real-time, which provides opportunities for early intervention to influence progress and outcomes. Grades are visible and archived so students and instructors always have access to current standings in the class.
  • Assess knowledge throughout each section: after readings, in activities, homework, and quizzes.
  • Automatically grade of all homework and quizzes.

Content and Assets

The MindTap Learning Path guides students through readings, multimedia, and activities designed to follow the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension up to analysis and application. By hiding, rearranging, or adding your own content, you control what students see and when they see it and match the Learning Path to your course syllabus exactly.

The MindTap Learning Path Navigator (LPN) is the “home base” that guides students through their MindTap course. Comprised of individual Learning Units, the LPN is configured by the instructor, who may re-order the sequence of individual Learning Units, rename Learning Units to suit the course, and even insert entirely new content directly within the LPN-such as YouTube videos, Google Docs, and RSS feeds. By personalizing the Learning Path to the specific needs of the course, instructors make the content more contextually relevant and engaging for their students. MindTap for Connect includes the complete ebook, audio clips to accompany all of the “Read and Talk” activities, interactive chapter-level quizzes, Aplia homework, and more! Welcome to MindTap-The Personal Learning Experience.

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  • Printed Access Card

    ISBN-10: 128551548X | ISBN-13: 9781285515489

    List Price = $80.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $60.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Ivan Dole

Ivan G. Dole began teaching with the Dallas County Community College District in 1999 while earning an MA in Linguistics from the University of North Texas in Denton. Over the course of his career, he has taught all levels of developmental reading, developmental writing, and ESOL, including two years overseas in South Korea. Professor Dole began writing textbooks while serving as coordinator for the Developmental Reading Department at North Lake College in Irving, Texas. The desire to write a textbook arose early in his career and was fostered during his involvement with an award-winning, innovative, multi-discipline faculty team from his campus that focused on effective teaching and learning across academic disciplines. The emphasis on concepts such as collaborative learning, critical thinking, scaffolding of knowledge, making connections across academic disciplines, solidifying learning outcomes, and increasing student retention helped refine the thoughts and ideas for ENGAGE: COLLEGE READING.

Leslie Taggart

Leslie Taggart has developed more than one hundred college textbooks in the disciplines of college reading, developmental writing, first-year composition, linguistics, literature, and study skills, mostly as a freelance editor. She has contributed chapters to college textbooks in the fields of English as a Second Language, literature, and rhetoric, co-authored an edition of a developmental writing text, and revised several texts, including two handbooks and a fivebook composition series. Leslie has taught English as a second language at the high school level, and English as a foreign language at an agricultural college in China. She has been a volunteer literacy tutor and spent two years tutoring in the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program. Leslie earned the Master Practitioner certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming from the New England Institute of NLP.