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9780321863430: Cornerstones for English Language Learners (Cornerstones Franchise)

Part of the Cornerstones series, this booklet supports students who are English learners through practical strategies to develop college-level reading, writing, listening and note-taking skills.

 

Cornerstones for English Language Learners offers helpful tips and concrete strategies for listening, organization, and note-taking for students whose first language is not English. It provides specific strategies for reading successfully on the college level, taking effective notes, and improving listening. Students are also encouraged to find support through campus resources such as tutoring centers, writing labs, conversation partners, international centers, and their peers.

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Robert Sherfield has been teaching public speaking, theater, technical writing, and student success as well as working with first-year success programs for over 25 years. Currently, he is a professor at the College of Southern Nevada, teaching student success, professional communication, and drama. An award-winning educator, Robb was named Educator of the Year at the College of Southern Nevada. He twice received the Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award from the University of South Carolina at Union and has received numerous other awards and nominations for outstanding classroom instruction and advisement. He has extensive experience with the design and implementation of student success programs, including one that was presented at the International Conference on the First-Year Experience in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. He has conducted faculty development keynotes and workshops at over 400 institutions of higher education across the United States. He has spoken in 46 states and several foreign countries. In addition to his co-authorship of Cornerstones for College Success (Pearson, 2013), he has also co-authored Cornerstones for Community College Success (Pearson, 2012), Cornerstones for Professionalism (Pearson, 2013), Cornerstone: Discovering Your Potential, Learning Actively, and Living Well (Prentice Hall, 2008), Roadways to Success (Prentice Hall, 2001), the trade book 365 Things I Learned in College (Allyn & Bacon, 1996), Capstone: Succeeding Beyond College (Prentice Hall, 2001), Case Studies for the First Year: An Odyssey into Critical Thinking and Problem Solving (Prentice Hall, 2004), and The Everything Self-Esteem Book (Adams Media, 2004).

 

Patricia G. Moody is Dean Emerita of the College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management at the University of South Carolina, where she has served on the faculty and in administration for over 30 years. An award-winning educator, Pat was honored as Distinguished Educator of the Year at her college and as Collegiate Teacher of the Year by the National Business Education Association. She was also a top-five finalist for the Amoco Teaching Award at the University of South Carolina. She received the prestigious John Robert Gregg Award, the highest honor in her field of over 100,000 educators. Pat has coauthored many texts and simulations, including Cornerstones for Professionalism (Pearson, 2013), Cornerstones for Community College Success (Pearson, 2012), Cornerstone: Discovering Your Potential, Learning Actively, and Living Well; 365 Things I Learned in College; Capstone: Succeeding Beyond College; and Case Studies for the First Year: An Odyssey into Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. Prior to writing in the Student Success field, Pat published several business books and simulations.  

 

Robyn Brinks Lockwood is currently a Lecturer with the EFS (English for Foreign Students) graduate program at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. She is also the coordinator of the American Language and Culture undergraduate summer program. She teaches courses and develops materials to prepare second-language learners for academic programs and college success in English-speaking universities. She has been selected as a Favorite Professor by the students in the John S. Knight Fellowship Program every year since 2007. She has co-authored and edited numerous textbooks, online courses, and test preparation items for students and ancillary materials for educators. She is an active member of both the national and several regional TESOL organizations and has presented at a variety of conferences on topics including academic speaking, flipped classrooms, reading critically for academic success, teaching EAP students, and surviving and succeeding at the university level.

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