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Art of Critical Reading

Art of Critical Reading - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0073385693

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Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2009
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Art of Critical Reading - 2ND 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0073385693

Peter Mather and Rita Romero McCarthy

ISBN13: 978-0073385693
ISBN10: 0073385697
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 09
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

This new text uses the theme of art (integrated through reading selections, visuals, and exercises) to create an exciting and engaged approach to reading and learning. The Art of Critical Reading offers a wealth of effective exercises and reading selections drawn from a variety of sources (college textbooks, newspapers, magazines, and classic and contemporary literature) to inspire students to read with passion and care.

Author Bio

Ms. McCarthy earned a B.A. in Sociology and History from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.A. in Education from Arizona State University. She has taught at the elememtary, secondary, adult-education, and community-college levels for over twenty years. For the past ten years, she has taught developmental reading and E.S.L. classes at Glendale Community College. Ms. McCarthy has published articles in professional journals and other media on the use of bibliotherapy. She has also published reading lists for beginning and remedial readers and is a reading specialist.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Instructor Preface to the Student Walkthrough The Emperor and the Calligrapher Crossword Puzzle Part 1: Learning How to be a Successful Student Introduction Selection: Excerpt from Psychology by John Santrock "Creativity" Selection: Excerpt from Artforms by Duane Preble "Shaping Her People's Heritage Nampeyo" Selection: Excerpt from Understanding Psychology by Dennis Coon - "Critical Thinking Uncommon Sense" Selection: "Commencement Address" by Marian Wright Edelman Selection: "My Uncle Terwilliger on the Art of Eating Popovers" by Dr. Seuss Vocabulary: Introduction
Chapter 1: Life in College and Beyond Study Technique 1 Underlining Highlighting Annotating Selection: Excerpt from Concepts in Health by Paul M. Insel and Walton T. Roth "Stress: The Constant Challenge" Locus of Control Selection: "Overcoming Dyslexia" by Betsy Morris Vocabulary: Words in Context Study Technique 2 SQ3R Study Method Selection: Excerpt from You Can Make It Happen by Stedman Graham - "Win By a Decision" Selection: Excerpt from Mark Getlein's Living with Art by Mark Getlein "Restoration" Test-Taking Tip Be Prepared Part 2: Discovering Meaning Through Structure
Chapter 2: Topics Main Ideas and Details Topics and Main Ideas Selection: "Black Men and Public Space" by Brent Staples Excerpt from Looking Out/Looking In by Loretta Malandro and Larry Barker - "The Look of a Victim" Review Test Paraphrasing Islamic Folk Stories by Nasreddin Hodja Formulating Implied Main Ideas in Textbook Material Selection: Excerpt from Dave Barry is Not Taking This Sitting Down by Dave Barry - "Eye of the Beholder" Selection: Excerpt from Gilberts's Living With Art by Mark Getlein - "Public Art" Study Technique 3 - Summarizing Short Selections Test-Taking Tip Day of the Test Vocabulary: Homonyms and Other Confusing Words (Unit 1)
Chapter 3: The Author's Purpose and the Rhetorical Modes Determining the Author's Purpose An Introduction to the Rhetorical Modes Author's Purpose: To Inform Selection: Excerpt from Understanding Psychology by Robert Feldman - "Motivation and Emotion" Study Technique 4: Outlining Author's Purpose: To Entertain Selection: "The Country Mouse and the Town Mouse" by Aesop Author's Purpose: To Persuade Selection: "Crossings" by Judith Ortiz Cofer Selection: "Life on the Edge" by Karl Taro Greenfield Selection: "Leaving their Mark Behind" by Charisse Jones Review Test Test-Taking Tip: After the Test Is Returned Vocabulary: Homonyms and Other Confusing Words (Unit 2)
Chapter 4: Transition Words and Patterns of OrganizationTransition Words Some Common Patterns of Organization Classification and Division Cause and Effect Examples and Illustration Comparison-Contrast Study Technique 5 Creating a Comparison-Contrast Chart Compare and Contrast: The Boating Party Review Test: "Crime at Its Best" by Stoddard King Listing "And the Third Biggest Lie Is" by Ann Landers Steps in a Process Definition Study Technique 6: Mapping Chronological Order Study Technique 7: Time Lines Review Test Additional Transition Words Selection: "School Cheating Scandal Tests a Town's Values"

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