Freshman Composition

Freshman Composition

Connect for Freshman Composition

Designed to actively engage students and help prepare them to be successful writers, Connect Composition creates a personal learning path for each individual student.

Connect for Freshman Composition 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

Students must demonstrate critical thinking skills by analyzing a reading selection and apply active reading and writing strategies.


Available within Connect, SmartBook 2.0 personalizes learning to individual student needs, continually adapting to pinpoint knowledge gaps and focus learning on concepts requiring additional study. For instructors, SmartBook tracks student progress and provides insights that guide teaching strategies and advanced instruction, for a more dynamic class experience.

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 Freshman Composition Titles

Connect Online Access for A Writer's Resource
5th Edition, By Elaine Maimon, Janice Peritz and Kathleen Blake Yancy

Connect Online Access for Dively Invention & Craft 1e with Connect Composition
1st Edition, By Ronda Leathers Dively

Connect Online Access for Engaging Questions
1st Edition, By Carolyn Channell and Timothy Crusius

Connect Online Access for Russell Write Now 2e with Connect Composition
2nd Edition, By Karin Russell

Connect Online Access for The McGraw-Hill Handbook 3e
3rd Edition, By Elaine Maimon, Janice Peritz and Kathleen Blake Yancey

Connect Online Access for McGraw-Hill Guide
3rd Edition, By Duane Roen, Gregory Glau and Barry Maid

Seeking Better Outcomes in Your Course?

Click on the CASE STUDIES button below to discover how instructors across the country are achieving better outcomes.

Get answers to questions like:

  • How do I integrate Connect® into the course syllabus?

  • How do I maximize the impact of adaptive learning?

  • How can I use reports to intervene before a student gets off track?

  • How do I use Connect to grow active/applied learning?


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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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Michael McClure

DFC for Composition
Virginia State University

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.