Academic Encounters 2: American Studies Student's Book
Series: Academic Encounters
Author: Williams, J
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 2007
Availability: In Stock
Description: Academic Encounters: American Studies uses a sustained-content approach to help students develop the skills they need to meet the demands of academic courses. The text engages students with academic readings, photos, graphs, and charts on stimulating topics from the field of American Studies that deal with important events and ideas in American history and culture that are relevant to American life today. Topics include government, race relations, the history of U.S. immigration, jazz and blues, movies, hip-hop, and the interplay of American culture and cultures from around the world. Exercises that accompany the lessons develop important reading skills such as reading for detail, skimming, reading critically, and applying what you have read. Students also learn study skills such as highlighting, note taking, and preparing for a quiz. Each chapter ends with a guided academic writing assignment. Tasks to build vocabulary and academic writing skills occur throughout the book. Academic Listening Encounters: American Studies is a listening, note-taking, and discussion text that focuses on the same content area as the reading, study-skills, and writing book described above. The listening book with student's Audio CD, as well as the complete audio program for the listening book, are both available separately for purchase. The reading book and the listening book may each be used independently or they may be used together to form an integrated four-skills course.