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Active Reading in the Arts and Sciences

Active Reading in the Arts and Sciences - 3rd edition

Active Reading in the Arts and Sciences - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 9780205200474

ISBN10: 0205200478

Active Reading in the Arts and Sciences by Susan F. Irvings - ISBN 9780205200474
Edition: 3RD 97
Copyright: 1997
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
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Active Reading in the Arts and Sciences by Susan F. Irvings - ISBN 9780205200474

ISBN13: 9780205200474

ISBN10: 0205200478

Edition: 3RD 97

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Summary

This book is designed to develop readers' critical thinking abilities as they apply to the reading of college textbooks and other academic materials.

The art of questioning with extensive demonstrations of what questions to ask in reading discipline-specific materials and which answers to look for forms the underlying structure of the book. The book covers thinking skills such as inference, generalization, recognition of organizational patterns and evaluation throughout and offers many readings on aspects of cognitive development. In addition, the book includes special sections on reading graphic material, fiction, and criticism.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface.

PART I. BUILDING THE FOUNDATION FOR CRITICAL READING.

1. Reading for Ideas.
2. Previewing.
3. Developing Vocabulary : Connecting Words and Ideas.

PART II. BASIC COLLEGE READING SKILLS.

4. Finding the Topic.
5. Discovering the Key Idea.
6. Identifying Supporting Ideas and Supporting Details.

Mastery Exercise I.

PART III. ANALYTICAL AND CRITICAL READING SKILLS.

7. Recognizing Basic Structure.
8. Analyzing Patterns of Organization.
9. Becoming a Critical Reader : Determining the Author's Purpose.
10. Becoming a Critical Reader : Evaluating Evidence and Reasoning.
11. Putting it Together : Flexible Reading and Active Learning.

Mastery Exercise II.

PART IV. CRITICAL READING SKILLS APPLIED TO ACADEMIC FIELDS.

12. Reading the Humanities.
13. Reading the Natural Sciences.
14. Reading the Social Sciences and History.

Appendix A : List of Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes.
Appendix B : An Active Reader's Glossary.
Appendix C : Answer Key.

Index.

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