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. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:99 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Published: 01/05/1999 International: No
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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
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