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Academic Literacy - Text Only - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0618318162

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ISBN13: 978-0618318162

Jill Lewis

ISBN13: 978-0618318162
ISBN10: 061831816X
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 04
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

Confronted by declining reading test scores, instructors choose this highly popular title to help ensure their students' success across the college curriculum. Academic Literacy combines a mid-level handbook of reading strategies with textbook readings from seven disciplines: business, history, literature, political science, psychology, sociology, and the sciences. The Handbook for Reading and Study Strategies (Chapters 1-9) offers detailed instructions and exercises on such topics as how to identify the central topic, subtopics, and main ideas, in addition to techniques for active listening and note taking.

Numerous short-answer questions, tips on how to prepare for tests, and other pedagogical features help to engage students' critical-thinking skills. In addition to extensive questions and exercises, this edition includes frequent writing opportunities and requires students to write at least a paragraph before completing the text.

  • New! A third of the readings are new to this edition, including excerpts from psychology and political science textbooks, as well as Tom Chiarella's "Collecting Myself," from Why I Write.
  • New! The chapter on tone includes a new Tone Box feature, defining what specific words mean to readers--a common trouble spot for developmental students.
  • New! This edition features expanded exercises on how to find the main idea as well as identify both major and minor details in a passage.

Table of Contents

Note: Each chapter in Part I concludes with a Chapter Summary and an Extended Application.
I. Handbook for Reading and Study Strategies

1. Taking Control of Your Reading

Assessing Your Academic Self-Esteem
Taking Control of Your Learning
Taking Control of Your Learning Environment
Taking Control of Your Comprehension
Preparing for Tests

2. Using Context Clues and Other Strategies for Increasing Vocabulary

How Will Context Help You Read Academic Text?
What Is the Process for Using Context Clues?
What Are the Most Useful Types of Context Clues?
Intelligent Use of the Dictionary
Word Structure: A Clue to Word Meaning

3. Strategic Reading for Topics, Subtopics, and Main Ideas

What Is the Topic of a Reading Selection?
Recognizing Topics and Subtopics
Just What Is the Main Idea?
Purposes for Creating Main-Idea Sentences
The Process for Creating Main-Idea Sentences
Other Considerations for Creating Main-Idea Sentences
Testing Your Main-Idea Sentences

4. Understanding Details

Why Are Details Needed?
Understanding Types of Details
Details as Answers to Questions
Major and Minor Details

5. Understanding Organizational Patterns in Academic Texts

Reviewing What You Already Know
How Can Patterns Be Identified?
Relationships Among Main Ideas, Details, and Patterns
Recognizing Patterns of Organization
Using Patterns to Help You Remember

6. Strategies for Critical Reading and Thinking

What Is Critical Reading?
Distinguishing Statements of Fact from Statements of Opinion
Evidence for Statements of Opinion
Additional Criteria for Judging Facts and Opinions
Recognizing Point of View
Reading to Make Inferences
Inferences in Everyday Life
Finding Support for Your Inferences
Identifying Author
s Style, Mood, and Tone
Drawing Conclusions from Your Reading

7. Strategies for Reading Visual Aids in Texts

What Are Visual Aids?
What Are the Various Types of Visual Aids?
How Do Visual Aids Facilitate Comprehension?
What Are Effective Strategies for Reading Visual Aids?
Previewing Visual Aids
Noting Details
Connecting Visual Aids to Text
Making Inferences from Visual Aids
Drawing Conclusions from Visual Aids

8. Strategies for Active Listening and Notetaking

Becoming a Good Listener
Indicators of Positive Listening
Effective Notetaking from Books and Lectures
A Process for Effective Notetaking
Identifying Usable Notes
Notetaking Basics
Notetaking Systems
Using Your Notes Effectively
Preparing Graphics from Lectures and Texts
Underlining and Marking Textbooks

9. Assessing Your New Knowledge

II. Background Essays for Academic Literacy

Cross-Reference to Handbook for Reading and Study Strategies

10. Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behavior

Key Concepts for the Study of Psychology
Selection 1 Preview
The Education Directorate and the Office of Public Communications and the American Psychological Association, What Psychology Is?
Comprehension of the Discipline
Critical Thinking: Reaction and Discussion
Guidelines for Reading Psychology
Selection 2 Preview
Sharon Begley, Is Everybody Crazy?
Postreading Comprehension Development
Critical Thinking: Reaction and Discussion
Selection 3 Preview
Monica Ramirez Basco, The "Perfect" Trap
Postreading Comprehension Development
Critical Thinking: Reaction and Discussion
Selection 4 Preview
Robert Kubey and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Television Addiction Is No Mere Metaphor
Postreading Comprehension Development
Critical Thinking: Reaction and Discussion

11. Sociology: The Science of Societies and Their Effects on Human Behavior

Key Concepts for the Study of Sociology
Selection 5 Preview
James M. Henslin, The Sociological Perspective
Comprehension of the Discipline
Critical Thinking: Reaction and Discussion
Guidelines for Reading Sociology
Selection 6 Preview
Donna Harrington-Lueker, Blown Away by School Violence
Postreading Comprehension Development
Critical Thinking: Reaction and Discussion
Selection 7 Preview
John Cloud, Marguerite Michaels, and Sarah Sturmon Dale, What
s Race Got to Do with It?
Postreading Comprehension Development
Critical Thinking: Reaction and Discussion
Selection 8 Preview
Lisa Beyer, Hannah Bloch, Amanda Bower, Andrew Finkel, Meenakshi Ganguly, Scott MacLeod, Azadeh Moaveni, Amany Radwan, Matt Rees, and Simon Robinson, Women of Islam
Postreading Comprehension Development
Critical Thinking: Reaction and Discussion

12. The Sciences: Knowledge of the Physical World

Key Concepts for the Study of the Sciences
Selection 9 Preview
American Association for the Advancement of Science, The Nature of Science
Comprehension of the Discipline
Critical Thinking: Reaction and Discussion
Guidelines for Reading the Sciences
Selection 10 Preview
Fred Pearce, Hot Enough for You?
Postreading Comprehension Development
Critical Thinking: Reaction and Discussion
Selection 11 Preview
Mark Harris, To Be or Not to Be?
Postreading Comprehension Development
Critical Thinking: Reaction and Discussion

13. Business: The Activities of Groups or Individuals Who Develop, Produce, and Distribute Goods and Services

Key Concepts for the Study of Business
Selection 12 Preview
Roger E. Herman and Joyce L. Giola, Making Work Meaningful: Secrets of the Future-Focused Corporation
Comprehension of the Discipline
Critical Thinking: Reaction and Discussion
Guidelines for Reading Business
Selection 13 Preview
David Leonhardt, McDonald
s: Can It Regain Its Golden Touch?
Postreading Comprehension Development
Critical Thinking: Reaction and Discussion
Selection 14 Preview
Chris Tilly, The World Is Their Ashtray
Postreading Comprehension Development
Critical Thinking: Reaction and Discussion
Selection 15 Preview
Tyce Palmaffy, El Millionario Next Door
Postreading Comprehension Development
Critical Thinking: Reaction and Discussion

14. History: A Record or Explanation of Past Events

Key Concepts for the Study of History
Selection 16 Preview
F. Otnes, Why History?
Comprehension of the Discipline
Critical Thinking: Reaction and Discussion
Guidelines for Reading History
Selection 17 Preview
Richard Shenkman, The Frontier
Postreading Comprehension Development
Critical Thinking: Reaction and Discussion
Selection 18 Preview
Olaudah Equiano, Kidnapped, Enslaved, and Sold Away, c. 1756
Postreading Comprehension Development
Critical Thinking: Reaction and Discussion

15. Literature: Writing in Prose or Verse, Creatively Expressing Ideas of Universal Interest

Key Concepts for the Study of Literature
Selection 19 Preview
Tom Chiarella, Collecting Myself
Comprehension of the Discipline
Critical Thinking: Reaction and Discussion
Guidelines for Reading Literature
Selection 20 Preview
Piri Thomas, Puerto Rican Paradise
Postreading Comprehension Development
Critical Thinking: Reaction and Discussion
Selection 21 Preview
Hisaye Yamamoto, Wilshire Bus
Postreading Comprehension Development
Critical Thinking: Reaction and Discussion

16. Political Science: A Social Science Analyzing Political Processes and Institutions

Key Concepts for the Study of Political Science
Selection 22 Preview
W. Phillips Shively, Politics: Setting the Stage
Comprehension of the Discipline
Critical Thinking: Reaction and Discussion
Guidelines for Reading Political Science
Selection 23 Preview
James Q. Wilson, What Should We Know About American Government?
Postreading Comprehension Development
Critical Thinking: Reaction and Discussion
Selection 24 Preview
Geraldine Woods, The Case for Affirmative Action
Postreading Comprehension Development
Critical Thinking: Reaction and Discussion
Selection 25 Preview
Nicholas Thompson, Locking Up the Vote
Postreading Comprehension Development
Critical Thinking: Reaction and Discussion

Appendix: Readability Levels for Essays
Credits
Index

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