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Reading for Academic Success - Text Only

Reading for Academic Success - Text Only - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0395967096

ISBN13: 978-0395967096
ISBN10: 0395967090
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Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: 2002
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Reading for Academic Success - Text Only - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0395967096

Jill Lewis

ISBN13: 978-0395967096
ISBN10: 0395967090
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

Reading for Academic Success enables beginning-level students to master reading strategies through a combination of extensive guidance and numerous readings from a variety of sources--including textbooks and magazines.

Opening with the Handbook for Reading and Study Strategies, the text covers the complete reading process, basic reading strategies (such as understanding main ideas, details, and visual aids), as well as critical thinking skills. In Part II, Integrated Practice for Reading and Learning, students practice applying the strategies from the handbook to a selection of readings from five areas of study: social sciences, business and business technology, health sciences, the arts, and contemporary society.

  • Guidelines provide background information and specific reading strategies for each area of study in Part II.
  • Using Technology for Further Understanding sections include Internet andvideo-related exercises, as well as computer drawing tool and clip art activity.
  • Working Together activities encourage collaborative learning and writing.
  • Extended Application exercises allow students to practice the critical thinking strategies in a specific chapter of the handbook while reading a long selection in Part II.

Table of Contents

Note: Chapters 1-8 conclude with a Chapter Summary and an Extended Application.

I. Handbook for Reading and Study Strategies
1. Preparing for Academic Success

Assessing Your Academic Self-Esteem
Taking Control of Your Learning
Taking Control of Your Comprehension
Preparing Yourself to Read
Staying Mentally Active while You Read
Taking Ownership of Ideas in Texts
Assessing Your Learning
Using Outside Sources to Gain Background Knowledge
Preparing for Tests

2. Understanding the Vocabulary in Academic Texts
How Will Context Help You Read Academic Text?
What Is the Process for Using Context Clues?
What Are the Most Useful Types of Context Clues?
Intelligent Use of the Dictionary
Word Structure: A Clue to Word Meaning

3. Strategies for Recognizing and Remembering Subtopics and Main Ideas
What Is the Topic of a Reading Selection?
How Can Knowledge of the Topic Help Readers Comprehend?
Recognizing Topics and Subtopics
Just What Is the Main Idea?

4. Understanding Details
Why Are Details Needed?
Understanding Types of Details
Details as Answers to Questions
Major and Minor Details

5. Patterns of Organization in Academic Texts
Reviewing What You Already Know
How Can Patterns Be Identified?
Relationships between Main Ideas, Details, and Patterns
Recognizing Patterns of Organization
Using Patterns to Help You Remember

6. Strategies for Critical Reading and Thinking
What Is Critical Reading?
Distinguishing Statements of Fact from Statements of Opinion
Evidence for Statements of Opinion
Additional Criteria for Judging Facts and Opinions
Recognizing Point of View
Reading to Make Inferences
Inferences in Everyday Life
Finding Support for Your Inferences
Identifying Author's Style, Mood, and Tone
Drawing Conclusions from Your Reading

7. Strategies for Reading Visual Aids in Texts
What Are Visual Aids?
What Are the Various Types of Visual Aids?
How Do Visual Aids Facilitate Comprehension?
What Are Effective Strategies for Reading Visual Aids?
Previewing Visual Aids
Noting Details
Connecting Visual Aids to Text
Making Inferences from Visual Aids
Drawing Conclusions from Visual Aids

8. Strategies for Active Listening and Note Taking
Becoming a Good Listener
Indicators of Positive Listening
Effective Note Taking from Books and Lectures
A Process for Effective Note Taking
Identifying Usable Notes
Note-Taking Basics
Note-Taking Systems
Using Your Notes Effectively
Preparing Graphics from Lectures and Texts
Underlining and Marking Textbooks

9. Assessing Your New Knowledge

II. Integrated Practice for Reading and Learning
Cross-Reference to Handbook for Reading and Study Strategies
10. Readings in the Social Sciences
Guidelines for Reading the Social Sciences
Selection 1: "Why We Need Miss America"
Preview
Jill Neimark, "Why We Need Miss America"
Postreading Comprehension Development
Selection 2: "Wild in the Streets"
Preview
Barbara Kantrowitz, "Wild in the Streets"
Postreading Comprehension Development
Selection 3: "Social Time: The Heartbeat of Culture"
Preview
Robert Levine with Ellen Wolff, "Social Time: The Heartbeat of Culture"
Postreading Comprehension Development

11. Readings in Business and Business Technology
Guidelines for Reading Business and Business Technology
Selection 4: "Small Business: A Profile"
Preview
William M. Pride, Robert J. Hughes, and Jack R. Kapoor, "Small Business: A Profile"
Postreading Comprehension Development
Selection 5: "Old MacDonald Has a Web Site"
Preview
Darnell Little, "Old MacDonald Has a Web Site"
Postreading Comprehension and Development

12. Readings in Health Science and the Helping Professions
Guidelines for Reading Health Science and the Helping Professions
Selection 6: "Central Themes of Social Work"
Preview
Armando T. Morales and Bradford W. Sheafor, "Central Themes of Social Work"
Postreading Comprehension and Development
Selection 7: "X-Rays: Their Discovery and Development"
Preview
Stewart C. Bushong, "X-Rays: Their Discovery and Development"
Postreading Comprehension and Development
Selection 8: "Will More Guns Mean Less Crime?"
Preview
John R. Lott, Jr., "Will More Guns Mean Less Crime?"
Postreading Comprehension and Development

13. Reading in the Arts
Guidelines for Readings in the Arts
Selection 9: "Latin Music Pops"
Preview
Christopher Farley, with David E. Thigpen and Autumn de Leon, "Latin Music Pops"
Postreading Comprehension and Development
Selection 10: "Auditions"
Preview
Louis E. Catron, "Auditions"
Postreading Comprehension and Development

14. Readings about Contemporary Society
Guidelines for Readings about Contemporary Society
Selection 11: "Y Not Love?"
Preview
Helene Stapinski, "Y Not Love?"
Postreading Comprehension and Development
Selection 12: "Pumped Up"
Preview
Joannie M. Schrof, "Pumped Up"
Postreading Comprehension and Development
Selection 13: "The Sexual Blur"
Ted Gideonse, "The Sexual Blur"
Preview
Postreading Comprehension and Development

Appendix: Readability Levels for Selections

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