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Reading and Study Skills - With CD

Reading and Study Skills - With CD - 8th edition

ISBN13: 978-0073288437

Cover of Reading and Study Skills - With CD 8TH 07 (ISBN 978-0073288437)
ISBN13: 978-0073288437
ISBN10: 0073288438
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 8TH 07
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2007
International: No

List price: $102.00

Reading and Study Skills - With CD - 8TH 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-0073288437

John Langan

ISBN13: 978-0073288437
ISBN10: 0073288438
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 8TH 07
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2007
International: No
Summary

By focusing on a wide range of reading and study skills required in the academic world, Reading and Study Skills gives instructors the flexibility to address student needs that might otherwise require several texts.

The highly versatile organization divides topics into focused, self-contained modules that can be covered in any order with the result that the text can be adapted to fit any teaching or learning situation.

Table of Contents

To the Instructor
Introduction

Part One. Motivational Skills

Preview
Your Attitude. The Heart of the Matter
Setting Goals for Yourself
Learning Survival Strategies

Part Two. Study Skills

Preview
Taking Classroom Notes
Time Control and Concentration
Textbook Study I. The PRWR Study Method
Textbook Study II. Using PRWR
Textbook Study III. Applying PRWR to a Textbook Chapter
Building a Powerful Memory
Taking Objective Exams
Taking Essay Exams
Using Research Skills

Part Three. A Brief Guide to Important Word Skills

Preview
Using the Dictionary
Understanding Word Parts
Vocabulary Development

Part Four. Reading Comprehension Skills

Preview
Introduction
Skill 1. Recognizing Definitions and Examples
Skill 2. Recognizing Enumerations
Skill 3. Recognizing Headings and Subheadings
Skill 4. Recognizing Signal Words
Skill 5. Recognizing Main Ideas in Paragraphs and Short Selections
Skill 6. Knowing How to Outline
Skill 7. Knowing How to Summarize
Skill 8. Understanding Graphs and Tables
Skill 9. Making Inferences
Skill 10. Thinking Critically

Part Five. Skim Reading and Comprehension

Preview
Introduction
Selection 1. Visual Assertion
Selection 2. Science and the Search for Truth
Selection 3. The Nature of Power
Selection 4. Defense Mechanisms
Selection 5. Fatigue
Skim-Reading Progress Chart
Questions on the Skim-Reading Selections

Part Six. Rapid Reading and Comprehension

Preview
Introduction
Selection 1. From The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Selection 2. The Fine Art of Complaining
Selection 3. Learning to Keep Your Cool during Tests
Selection 4. An Electronic Fog Has Settled over America
Selection 5. The Scholarship Jacket
Selection 6. Dare to Think Big
Selection 7. Winning the Job Interview Game
Selection 8. Life over Death
Selection 9. From Nonreading to Reading
Selection 10. What You Need to Know to Succeed at Math
Rapid Reading Progress Chart
Rapid Rate Table

Part Seven. Mastery Tests

Preview
Motivational Skills
Taking Classroom Skills
Taking Classroom Notes
Time Control and Concentration
Textbook Study I
Textbook Study II
Textbook Study III
Building a Powerful Memory
Taking Objective Exams
Taking Essay Exams
Taking Objective and Essay Exams
Using Research Skills
Using the Dictionary
Understanding Word Parts
Vocabulary Development
Definitions and Examples
Enumerations
Headings and Subheadings
Signal Words
Main Idea
Outlining
Summarizing
Understanding Graphs and Tables
Making Inferences
Thinking Critically
Skim Reading
Rapid Reading Passage

Part Eight. Additional Learning Skills

Preview
Studying Mathematics and Science
Reading Literature and Making Inferences
Reading for Pleasure. A List of Interesting Books
Writing Effectively