University Success Reading, Transition Level, with MyEnglishLab
University Success Reading Transition Level is one strand of a three-strand developmental course designed for English language learners transitioning to mainstream academic environments. Authentic essays written by top professors from Stanford University provide real-life learning experiences for students who need to achieve academic autonomy. The Reading strand builds skills tied to specific learning outcomes that prepare students to become fluent, automatic, and competent readers who can compete with native speakers on an even playing field.
University Success Reading integrates a flexible three-part developmental approach - authentic content woven through all three parts provides intensive skill development and expanded application.
Parts 1 and 2 include challenging reading passages ranging from 500 to 1,000 words that allow students to engage with the content and build their essential reading and critical thinking skills. Part 3 includes authentic 3,500-word essays built around five academic disciplines: Sociology, Economics, Biology, Humanities, and Environmental Engineering. These essays enable students to apply and expand the skills acquired in Parts 1 and 2. Additional online readings, skill and vocabulary practices, collaboration activities, and assessments
provide opportunities for personalized learning beyond the classroom.
Strategies for academic success and soft skills delivered via online videos, including how to read a
syllabus and make appointments with professors, prepare students to cope with college culture.
Patterns of cohesion Tolerating ambiguity Recognizing rhetoric Skimming, scanning, and deeper reading