The Longman Academic Reading Series is a five-level series that prepares English language learners for academic work. High-interest readings cover a variety of subjects, including art history, nutrition, American literature, and forensics.
Reading Skills for College
Authentic reading from a variety of sources engage students' interest. A step-by-step approach helps students develop academic knowledge, vocabulary, and reading strategies and skills.
The aim of the series is to make students more effective and confident readers by providing high-interest readings on academic subjects and teaching them skills and strategies for effective reading, vocabulary building, note-taking and critical thinking.
Last but not least, the series encourages students to discuss and write about the ideas they discovered in the readings, making them better speakers and writers of English as well.
- engaging themes form a wide range of academic subjects such as art, history, nutrition studies, American literature, and forensics from a variety of sources or genres - books, textbooks, academic journals, newspapers, magazines, online articles
- Reading Strategies boxes that give a general description of a reading strategy such as previewing using visuals and the reasons for using it, and are followed by activities to practise the strategy
- comprehension activities to help students identify and understand the main idea, as well as supporting details, progressing through the chapter from the "literal" to the "inferential"
- vocabulary activities that focus on target vocabulary in the reading, presenting and practicing skills such as guessing meaning from context or from synonyms, using a dictionary, or understanding word usage
- note-taking skills practice, such as highlighting, annotating, paraphrasing, summarizing and outlining