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MindTap Developmental English provides students with a nurturing and encouraging space to develop fundamental reading and writing skills. Learners are then challenged to think critically and apply what they’ve learned to their current and future courses and careers.

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Teaching an Integrated Reading and Writing Course is as easy as 1, 2, Fusion! - PART 1

Speaker: Dr. Jenny Billings

Integrated Reading and Writing can be difficult to teach. Learn teaching strategies from Dr. Jenny Billings, Developmental Reading and English Chair at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.

Reading and Writing Teaching Tips  - PART 2

Speaker: Professor Tina Willhoite

Teaching a reading and writing course can be difficult—but not with strategies from Professor Tina Willhoite of San Jacinto College. Get them here!

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Jenny Billings

Jenny Billings, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

“I love that through MindTap, instructors are truly able to design their course and e-Textbook. Since going digital with Cengage, we have seen huge improvements in student success and even retention.”

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Ginny Dow

Ginny Dow, Liberty University

MindTap has helped me to provide out-of-classroom meaningful connections and hands-on practice to the material that I present in class. The Connect Yard component has added a spark of fun and increased the sense of community in my large lectures!”

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