Author: Emy M. Pascasio
Basic English for College contains selected texts that provide rich and interesting materials relevant to the college classroom. The primary aim s to develop the student's academic language skils necessary in pursuing college studies. Academic language is often complex, requiring manipulation of difficult concepts, especially in the content subjects. Moreover, it is both decontextualized and high in cognitive complexity. College students should therfore be equipped with language learning strategies to improve their listening and reading comprehension as well as their ability to compose effective paragraphs .