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YOUR COURSE MATERIALS Verderber/Verderber Communicate! 12e You will… — be tested — receive homework assignments — have reading assignments …from these materials
WHY DO I NEED THE BOOK? – Nine in ten professors (90%) say that students would do better if they made greater user of the assigned textbook. – Students’ pass rates, retention rates and grades improve when they employ supplemental materials in addition to their textbooks. Zogby International, 2006
WHAT’S SO DIFFERENT ABOUT THE NEW EDITION? — New Intercultural Communication chapter. — New sample speeches and analyses — New Communicate on your Feet Speech assignments. — Updated chapters throughout — New electronic resources such as ThomsonNOW…a web-based, diagnostic study system that identifies each student's unique study needs.
GET THE GRADE RESOURCES! —ThomsonNOW —A Guide to the Basic Course for ESL Students. —Conquer Your Speech Anxiety: Learn How to Overcome Your Nervousness About Public Speaking. —SpeechBuilder Express™ Student Guide
WHAT IS THOMSONNOW? ThomsonNOW is an easy-to-use online resource that helps you study in less time to get the grade you want-NOW! – Personalized Study Plan – Interactive Video – Interactive e-Book – vMentor on-line live tutoring – Speech Builder Express
WILL THOMSONNOW HELP ME GET A BETTER GRADE? 87.3% of students agree using ThomsonNOW regularly helped them perform better on exams. 83.9% of students agree that Personalized Study was a valuable study tool. 95% of students responded that using ThomsonNOW on a regular basis helped them get a better grade 82.7% of students are likely to tell a friend about ThomsonNOW YES!
SPEECH BUILDER EXPRESS Online speech organization and outlining software —Step by Step through process —Critical Thinking Prompts —Calendar —Dictionary, Thesaurus, and InfoTrac College Edition —Outline and Self Evaluation Assignable —Integrated with Text
INTERACTIVE E-BOOK — Looks just like printed text — Reference panel for easy navigation — Notes, Bookmarks, Highlights — Weblinks are live — Click right into activities & video — Exercises flow into gradebook
— Lets students interact with experienced tutors right from their own computers at school or at home. — Available during evening hours when students are preparing for class. VMENTOR ONLINE LIVE TUTORING
ANYTHING TO HELP STUDENTS WITHOUT COMPUTERS? —Student Workbook Get the grade, and expand your understanding with the Student Workbook. In it, you'll find chapter summaries, vocabulary lists with page references, and lots of activities to help you master the material. ISBN for Student Workbook: 0495101133
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