Developmental English

Connect for English

A comprehensive and engaging digital program, Connect is designed to provide instructors and students with new, adaptable reading and writing skill-building resources crafted to actively engage students. Featuring custom reading and writing assignments, corresponding assessment opportunities, educators can easily track and assess their program’s learning outcomes. Discover Connect features below:

Connect for English Features

LearnSmart Achieve

LearnSmart Achieve is Connect’s revolutionary adaptive technology that uses assessment and metacognitive questioning to pinpoint a student’s strengths and weaknesses—and then provides that student with lessons and resources tailored to his or her needs. This tool enables students to prioritize time, improve course performance and come to class ready to participate.

Power of Process

Power of Process guides students through reading and writing strategies by having them annotate and free write in response to a text. Click on a video link below to hear how professor Suzanne Gates from El Camino College achieves positive student outcomes using Power of Process.

Reading Selections

With over 80 reading selections and auto-graded lesson exercises, Connect's robust reading selection and integrated lesson assignments provide instructors and students with a wide variety of dynamic and current reading material. Auto-graded lesson capabilities allow instructors to create dynamic practice assignment and quiz opportunities without having to allocate time for grading.

Connect Reports

Save time and gain student insights. Connect provides customizable reports on student performance, learning outcomes, at-risk students, and integrates easily with LMS gradebooks.


Tegrity is a video capture and remote proctoring solution available within Connect that drives student engagement in traditional, flipped, hybrid, or fully online courses.

Connect for English Titles

Case Studies

Connect More than Doubles Pass Rate of Students and Brings Class Retention Rates to Nearly 100 Percent

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Diaries of an IRW Instructor

What Really Happens in the Classroom--and in Life

Click the button below to listen to a podcast series by Lisa Hoeffner, author of Common Places: Integrated Reading and Writing. Lisa is a full-time Integrated Reading and Writing/English Professor at McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas.

Featured Products

Common Places: Integrated Reading and Writing supports the interdependence of reading and writing with the premise that good writers are always engaged in the reading process, not only when they are reading apart from writing, but also as they switch between the roles of reader and writer during the writing process. This multi-level text focuses on using readings as models for writing, practicing skills in a hands-on context, and working directly on critical thinking and other cognitive skills.

A very thoughtful, well organized, and seamlessly integrated text!
– Hilda Ollmann, Austin Community College—Eastview (TX)


Register for a Free Online Workshop

Hosted by award-winning faculty from colleges and universities around the country, our digital workshops and webinars focus on winning classroom strategies, methods and the use of technology to drive student success in your class.

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Hear From Your Peers: Digital Faculty Consultants

Curious to know what your peers have to say about using McGraw-Hill products in the classroom? Meet our Digital Faculty Consultants: a network of passionate educators—just like you—who have experienced success in the classroom using our technology and products.

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Lisa Hoeffner

DFC for Developmental English
McLennan Community College, Waco TX

Self-Service Customization

McGraw-Hill Create™ is a simple and easy-to-use online service allowing instructors to customize their own course books. Material can be pulled from different sources to create textbooks and eBooks tailored to your course.

Create a book, then download a PDF version in minutes, or receive a free review copy in just a few days!

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Full Integration

McGraw-Hill Campus

Simple. Secure. Seamless.

McGraw-Hill Campus integrates all of your McGraw-Hill digital products with your school LMS for quick and easy access to best-in-class content and learning tools. Build an effective digital course, enroll students with ease and discover how powerful digital teaching can be.

Blackboard Integration

Two LMS Integration Services = One Solution.

McGraw-Hill Higher Education offers two pathways for LMS integration. McGraw-Hill Campus enables seamless access from any LMS in use to all of our content and learning platforms. Blackboard customers may also leverage the McGraw-Hill Connect and Create building block specific to their LMS for the tightest integration available today for Connect and Create users.