This 26-page packet is cram packed with materials that work well with common core and college readiness standards. The packet includes 2 articles on higher education/online education that come with reading for information multiple choice and worksheets to practice skill work in thesis development, selecting quotes, and incorporating quotes in writing. These two packets come with answer keys. In addition, the product includes an essay packet of materials that will transition skills learned from the two articles to a demonstration of those skills in an essay. The essay assignment requires students to develop a thesis about higher education, and support the thesis with information from one of the two articles and a third that the student will research on his/her own. The essay packet includes worksheets to help students develop preliminary prewriting, final prewriting, selecting reliable research sources, developing the thesis, selecting and incorporating quotes from sources, and a grading rubric for the final essay. The teacher who buys this will likely find many other skills the product materials will lend themselves to. There are so many opportunities available in this unit that will be beneficial to upper level learners, especially those who plan to go to college. Thank you for your interest.