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Reader's Guide

Reader's Guide - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0395870761

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ISBN13: 978-0395870761
ISBN10: 0395870763
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 99
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: 1999
International: No

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Reader's Guide - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0395870761

Harvey S. Wiener and Charles Bazerman

ISBN13: 978-0395870761
ISBN10: 0395870763
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 99
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: 1999
International: No
Summary

The first reference/handbook for developmental readers, this compact, easy-to-use guide helps students read, study, and think about their college texts and reading in every discipline. The first sections' overview of the reading process provides general strategies and techniques for getting the most out of textbooks, while later sections offer specific advice on vocabulary, comprehension, interpretation, evaluation and study skills.

  • The Reader's Guide is designed as a supplement - and therefore contains no readings - so instructors can assign it with novels, magazine subscriptions, or textbooks from across the curriculum.
  • The book's handbook format and self-guided reference system make information easily accessible to students.
  • Concise, direct advice on getting the most from textbooks gives students the help they need when they need it - for any course they may be taking.
  • Examples, charts, and unit reviews are easy to follow and use.
  • Complete materials on visual aids include strategies for interpeting photographs, diagrams, tables, graphs, and maps.
  • SQ3R (survey, question, read, recite, review) instruction provides a framework for the text's coverage of basic study skills, which also includes full coverage of journal writing, vocabulary, and test-taking.

Table of Contents

I. Comprehension

1. The Reading Process: An Overview

What to Do Before You Read
What to Do While You Read
What to Do After You Read

2. Reading Aids

Prereading
Understand Textbook Aids
Skimming
Preview a Selection
Preview the Parts of a Book
Understand Types of Textbooks

3. Visual Aids

Photographs
Diagrams
Word Charts
Statistical Tables
Graphs
Maps
Words and Visuals Together

4. Reading for the Main Idea

Key Ideas in Sentences
Topics and Main Ideas in Paragraphs

5. Reading for Information

Fact-Finding
Major Details, Minor Details

6. Recognizing Paragraph Patterns

Ordering of Ideas
Listing of Details
Classification
Comparison and Contrast
Cause and Effect

II. Interpretation and Evaluation

7. Interference
8. Drawing Conclusions and Predicting Outcomes
9. Generalizing
10. Evaluating Ideas

Fact and Opinion
Supporting Evidence
The Technique
Techniques that Twist the Truth

III. The Basic Study Skills

11. Using SQ3R

Survey
Question
Read
Recite
Review

12. Writing for Reading

Underlining
Taking Notes
Outlining
Summarizing
Your Opinion: Keeping a Journal

13. Understanding Exam Questions

Preparing for Exams
Short-Answer Questions
Essay Questions

IV. Vocabulary

14. Identifying and Remembering New Words

How to Find Out What Words Mean
How to Remember New Words

15. Building a Strong Vocabulary

Context Clues to Word Meanings
Word Part Clues to Word Meanings
Denotation and Connotation
Shades of Meaning
Vocabulary in Textbooks

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