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Houghton Mifflin College Reading Series : Two - 2nd edition

by Houghton Mifflin Publishing Staff

Houghton Mifflin College Reading Series : Two (ISBN10: 061854187X; ISBN13: 9780618541874)
ISBN13: 978-0618541874
ISBN10: 061854187X

Summary: The Houghton Mifflin College Reading Series follows a consistent sequence and structure, pairing skills and strategies with paragraphs and short selections to introduce new concepts in context. The readings represent a diverse range of sources, including textbooks and magazines. There is ample opportunity for practice with the Test Yourself sections, end-of-chapter Tests, and Combined Skills Tests.

The Houghton Mifflin College Reading Series Book 2, 2/e is ...show morethe second book in a three-level series and is designed for mid-level reading courses. The readings in the Second Edition have been updated for currency and relevance to students' interest, and have been reviewed carefully to ensure grade-level appropriateness.

  • An affordable price point--each book in the series contains the same topics and content as other comparable textbooks, but for a third of the price.
  • Chapter objectives are clearly stated so students know what they will learn when the chapter is completed--encouraging students to take charge of their learning.
  • Tips and selected readings for studying and for succeeding in school are integrated throughout the text.
  • Self-assessment opportunities are featured throughout the text, including with the chapter Test Yourself sections, end-of-chapter Tests, and Combined Skills Tests.
  • Review sections have been specifically designed to help students hone their critical thinking skills.
  • An emphasis on enhanced vocabulary can be founded in every chapter
  • Definitions of difficult words and allusions in the readings appear as footnotes so that students don't have to go to outside sources to look up definitions.
  • A flexible format allows instructors to introduce skills and activities or re-order chapters as they see fit.
  • Critical Reading (Chapter 9) shows that most arguments aren't just pro-con but can have multiple perspectives between one extreme and another.
  • Enhance vocabulary: Every chapter covers a particular vocabulary concept in context.
  • Study without stress: Definitions of difficult words and allusions in the readings appear as footnotes so that students don't have to go to outside sources to look up definitions.
  • Patterns of Organization (Chapter 6) has been expanded to include classification, division, and illustration.
  • Coverage of Purpose and Tone (Chapter 8) is thorough and includes a discussion of how these can change when different writers write on the same topic but for different audiences.
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Edition/Copyright: 2ND 06
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: 03/28/2005
International: No

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