the required textbook,
The new textbook, "Academic Encounters", should help EfS
162 students learn and achieve the following:
- Develop the reading,
writing, and study skills needed to meet the demands of college courses.
- The readings,
taken from university-level social science textbooks, treat
high-interest topics such as stress and physical health,
nonverbal communication, friendship, and love,
engaging students in the subject matter while exposing them to academic
- Understanding vocabulary
in context, as well as writing and study skills such
note-taking, highlighting key points, and preparing
- Students respond
to the readings and incorporate what they have learned in writing
assignments of different lengths.
- Prereading and
post-reading activities involving discussion, role-playing,
and problem-solving maximize student interaction.
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