Improve basic skills

A Personalized Learning Experience

In an ideal world, you could sit with students individually to discuss their reading and writing, and provide personalized feedback based on their skill level and learning style. But in the real world, providing this type of attention can be difficult. MyLab Reading & Writing Skills can improve students’ reading and writing by offering personalized and adaptive instruction, with integrated learning aids that foster student understanding of skills and ideas.

Provide flexible approaches

Self Study or Instructor-Driven Learning

MyLab Reading & Writing Skills can be set up to fit your specific course needs, whether you seek reading and writing support to complement what you teach in class, a way to easily administer many sections, or a self-paced environment for independent study.

Quantify performance

Assess and Measure Outcomes

The online Gradebook enables you to see a full range of performance data—from individual students to an entire course. By identifying common mistakes, instructors can tailor their teaching accordingly. Item Analysis provides detailed insight on topic-level activities as well as on reading and writing traits. Advanced reporting scales measurements across multiple sections or an entire program.

Learn in context

Integrated Reading and Writing Content for Select Courses

In addition to distinct preloaded learning paths for reading/writing skills practice and reading level practice, each text-specific MyLab incorporates numerous practice activities and readings from the accompanying textbook. This makes the connection between what’s done in and out of the classroom more relevant to students.

Coordinate courses

Scalable and Shareable Content

MyLab Reading & Writing Skills enables a department to manage multiple class sections at once with a standardized syllabus, so that changes made to the coordinator’s course, flow to all related courses. Alternatively, an instructor can share a course so that peers can modify it to fit their course needs. For any course type, faculty can copy their customized settings and course materials from one term to the next.

Link from your LMS to MyLab Reading & Writing Skills

Link from your LMS to MyLab Reading & Writing Skills

Learning Management System (LMS) Integration

You can now link from Blackboard Learn, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, or Moodle to MyLab Reading & Writing Skills. Access assignments, rosters, and resources, and synchronize grades with your LMS gradebook.

For students, single sign-on provides access to all the personalized learning resources that make studying more efficient and effective.

Learn more about our LMS integration services

Additional Features

Mobile-Friendly Design

Your MyLab's exercise player has been updated with a new, streamlined, mobile-friendly design. For many courses, you can access your course from iPad and Android tablets to work on exercises and review completed assignments. The fresh look is clean and intuitive for efficient studying any time, anywhere.

Facilitate Peer Review

Using the Writing Assignment feature, students can utilize instructor-created peer review rubrics to evaluate and comment on other students' writing responses.

Pearson Tutor Services & TurnItIn

Within MyLab Reading & Writing Skills, individual tutoring through Smarthinking and plagiarism detection through Turnitin are available, if desired.

ELL Content

A new content area, Grammar Skills for Non-native Speakers, contains 47 topics (split into the standard six levels) and over 330 new activities (Overview, Recall, Apply, Listen, and Post-Test) designed to help native and non-native English speakers alike.

Writing Practice

Optional, automatically graded writing prompts evaluate a student's writing skills and knowledge, providing scoring and feedback to both the instructor and student. These writing prompts are available in the Writing Practice content area.

Pearson Writer

Integrated into Writing Assignments, The Writer’s Guide section of Pearson Writer gives students a powerful reference guide to grammar, writing, and research without them having to leave their composing space.

Learning Catalytics™

Generate class discussion, guide your lecture, and promote peer-to-peer learning with real-time analytics. MyLab with eText now provides Learning Catalytics—an interactive student response tool that uses students’ smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in more sophisticated tasks and thinking.

Instructors, you can:

  • Pose a variety of open-ended questions that help your students develop critical-thinking skills.
  • Monitor responses to find out where students are struggling.
  • Use real-time data to adjust your instructional strategy and try other ways of engaging your students during class.
  • Manage student interactions by automatically grouping students for discussion, teamwork, and peer-to-peer learning.

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MediaShare is a one-stop, media-sharing tool that facilitates interactive learning! Good communication skills open doors, whether at school or in the workplace. To build these skills, MediaShare offers an engaging online environment where students can interact with both peers and instructors. Mobile-friendly and structured like a social network, MediaShare facilitates interactive learning by making it easier than ever for students and instructors to share and comment on speeches, group projects, outlines, and more. Users can upload original content for peer and instructor feedback, or embed YouTube content with just a few clicks. And because comments on student speeches are time-stamped, MediaShare lets students process contextualized feedback quickly and easily, leading to improved communication skills. MediaShare is available as a standalone product, as part of MyLab Reading & Writing Skills, or in a package with Revel™.