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Today’s students need to develop a range of academic skills. They need to learn how to analyze information, look at things in new ways, formulate their own opinions, and express themselves clearly. Prism takes a fresh approach to EAP, by focusing strongly on critical thinking, skills for academic life, and teaching the most useful language.
Authors: Kate Adams, Lida Baker, Robyn Brinks Lockwood, Stephanie Dimond-Bayir, Nancy Jordan, Alan Kennedy, Lewis Lansford, Michele Lewis, Richard O'Neill, Sabina Ostrowska, Susan Peterson, Kimberly Russell, Chris Sowton, Carolyn Westbrook, N.M. White, Jessica Williams
CEFR Levels: A1 - C1
Better Learning is our simple approach where deeper insights help shape richer content that drives stronger results.
Based on the feedback teachers gave us, we made sure that Prism delivers on two key areas: Critical Thinking and Skills for College Life.
In order to truly prepare for college coursework, students need to develop the full range of thinking skills. Prism teaches explicit critical thinking skills in every unit of every level. These skills adhere to the taxonomy developed by Benjamin Bloom. By working within the taxonomy, we are able to ensure that your students learn both lower-order and higher-order thinking skills.
In each unit, a unique section called "On Campus" teaches students valuable skills beyond academic listening and speaking. From asking questions in class to participating in a study group and from being an active listener to finding help, students learn how to navigate university life. The section begins with a context-setting listening, and moves directly into active practice of the skill.
Prism is built on a solid foundation of research. From conversations with teachers at over 500 institutions, to corpus analysis, we ensure that this series meets student needs.
Classroom teachers shaped everything about Prism. The topics. The exercises. The critical thinking skills. The On Campus sections. Everything. We are confident that Prism will help your students succeed in college because teachers just like you helped guide the creation of this series.
Students need to learn a wide range of general and academic vocabulary in order to be successful in college. Prism carefully selects the vocabulary that students study based on the General Service List, the Academic Word List, and the Cambridge English Corpus.
When students can think critically and know how to navigate college, they will be ready to go and earn their degrees.
Thanks to the deep insights from teachers at over 500 institutions, Prism contains more critical thinking and more skills for college life than any other series.
Your students will be better able to understand and analyze complex university texts. They will write and speak with confidence. They will know how to navigate their own colleges successfully.
In short, your students will be better prepared for today's classrooms.
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