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Academic Reading - Text Only

Academic Reading - Text Only - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-0321378293

Cover of Academic Reading - Text Only 5TH 04 (ISBN 978-0321378293)
ISBN13: 978-0321378293
ISBN10: 0321378296
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 04
Publisher: Longman, Inc.
Published: 2004
International: No

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Academic Reading - Text Only - 5TH 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0321378293

Kathleen T. McWhorter

ISBN13: 978-0321378293
ISBN10: 0321378296
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 04
Publisher: Longman, Inc.

Published: 2004
International: No

Table of Contents

I. FUNDAMENTALS OF READING STRATEGIES.

1. Strategies for Active Reading.

Reading and Academic Success.
Assessing Your Learning Style.
Building Your Concentration.
Developing Levels of Thinking.
Previewing and Predicting.
Developing Guide Questions.
Checking Your Comprehension.
Summary.
Reading: Factors Affecting Interpersonal Activities.
Multimedia Activities.

2. Fundamental Comprehension Skills.

Locating Main Ideas and Supporting Details.
Adjusting Your Rate to Meet Comprehension Demands.
Summary.
Reading: Issue-Oriented Art.
Multimedia Activities.

3. Essential Vocabulary Skills.

Techniques for Vocabulary Development.
Using Context Clues.
Word Parts: The Multiplier Effect.
Learning Specialized and Scientific Vocabulary.
Summary.
Reading: What Words Can and Cannot Do.
Multimedia Activities.

II. CRITICAL READING STRATEGIES.

4. Evaluating the Author's Message.

Make Inferences as You Read.
Assess the Author Qualifications.
Distinguish Between Fact and Fiction.
Identify the Author's Purpose.
Evaluate the Data and Evidence.
Analyze the Writer's Tone.
Annotate as You Read.
Synthesize Your Ideas.
Summary.
Paired Readings:
Why Drug Legalization Should Be Opposed.
Let's Retire the Drug War.
Multimedia Activities.

5. Evaluating the Author's Techniques.

Does the Writer Use Connotative Language?
Does the Writer Use Figurative Language?
Is the Author Fair or Biased?
What Isn't the Author Telling Me?
Does the Author Make and Support Generalizations?
What Assumptions Is the Author Making?
Does the Author Use Manipulative Language?
Summary.
Paired Readings:
Look at What They've Done.
Architect Is Off the Mark on Ground Zero Mound.

6. Reading and Evaluating Arguments.

Parts of an Argument.
Inductive and Deductive Arguments.
Strategies for Reading an Argument.
Strategies for Evaluating Arguments.
Errors in Logical Reasoning.
Summary.
Paired Readings:
Arctic Oil: Black Gold or Fool's Gold.
ANWR Oil: An Alternative to War Over Oil.
Multimedia Activities.

III. ACADEMIC READING STRATEGIES.

7. Patterns of Academic Thought.

Patterns: A Focus for Reading.
Academic Thought Patterns.
Applying Academic Thought Patterns.
Summary.
Paired Readings:
The Human Brain.
Are There "His" and "Her" Brains?
Multimedia Activities.

8. Learning from Textbooks.

Textbook Format.
Textbook Learning Features.
Systematic Approaches to Textbook Reading.
Retention and Recall Strategies.
Summary.
Paired Readings:
Do Animals Think?
The Subject Is Alex.
Multimedia Activities.

9. Reading Graphics.

How to Read Graphics.
Types of Graphics.
Summary.
Paired Readings:
Voting Patterns.
Political Participation.
Multimedia Activities.

10. Reading Online.

Locating Electronic Sources on the Web.
Evaluating Internet Sources.
Reading Electronic Text.
Developing New Ways of Thinking and Reading.
Summary.
Paired Readings:
Slices of the Past.
Archaeology.
Multimedia Activities.

11. Using Writing to Learn.

Writing to Assess and Strengthen Comprehension.
Highlighting and Annotating Textbooks.
Note Taking to Organize Ideas.
Mapping to Show Relationships.
Summarizing to Condense Ideas.
Brainstorming to Discover Ideas.
Summary.
Paired Readings: Body Adornment.
The Use of Cosmetics.
The Decorated Body.
Multimedia Activities.

12. Reading Research, Reference, and Collateral Assignments.

Reading Research Materials.
Alternative Reading Strategies.
Documentation and Note Taking.
Reading Collateral Assignments.
Evaluating Sources.
Synthesizing and Comparing Sources.
Summary.
Paired Readings:
Lessons in the School of Cut and Paste.
Bolton Loses Court Fight with Isleys.
Multimedia Activities.

13. Reading in the Social Sciences.

Why Study the Social Sciences?
The Social Sciences: A Scientific Approach.
Specialized Reading Techniques.
Thought Patterns in the Social Sciences.
Adapting Your Study Techniques.
Test-taking Tips: Preparing for Exams in the Social Sciences.
Summary.
Reading: Crowd Behavior.
Online Research: Crowd Behavior.
The Social Sciences on the Internet.

14. Reading in Business.

Business: A Focus on Organization and Management.
Specialized Reading Techniques.
Thought Patterns in Business.
Adapting Your Study Techniques.
Test-taking Tips: Objective Exams.
Summary.
Reading: Marketing Throughout the Product Life Cycle.
Online Research:
Product Life Cycle.
Business on the Internet.

15. Reading in the Humanities and Arts.

Literature: A Focus on Ideas.
Reading and Analyzing Literature.
The Visual Arts: Expression Without Words.
Reading Criticism.
Thought Patterns in the Humanities and Arts.
Learning Strategies for Humanities and Arts Courses.
Test-taking Tips: Preparing for Exams in the Humanities and Arts.
Summary.
Reading: "Leaves."
Online Research: Poetry.

16. Reading Mathematics.

Mathematics: A Sequential Thinking Process.
Reading Mathematics Textbooks.
Thought Patterns in Mathematics.
Studying Mathematics.
Test-taking Tips: Preparing for Exams in Mathematics.
Summary.
Reading: Introduction to Statistics: Mean, Median, and Mode.
Online Research: Statistics.
Mathematics on the Internet.

17.Reading in the Natural Sciences.

The Sciences: Explaining Natural Phenomena.
Specialized Reading Techniques.
Thought Patterns in the Natural Sciences.
Adapting Your Study Techniques.
If You Are Having Difficulty.
Test-taking Tips: Preparing for Exams in the Natural Sciences.
Summary.
Reading: Death Stars and Dinosaurs: The Great Extinctions.
Online Research: Death Stars and Dinosaurs.
The Natural Sciences on the Internet.

18. Reading in Technical and Applied Fields.

Technical Fields: What to Expect.
Reading Technical Material.
Thought Patterns in Technical Fields.
Study Techniques for Technical Courses.
Test-taking Tips: Preparing for Exams in Technical Courses.
Summary.
Reading: Data Transmission.
Online Research: Data Transmission.
Technical and Applied Fields on the Internet.
Academic Success.

Credits.
Index.

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