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Houghton Mifflin College Reading Series, Book 3

Houghton Mifflin College Reading Series, Book 3 - 2nd edition

Houghton Mifflin College Reading Series, Book 3 - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780618541881

ISBN10: 0618541888

Houghton Mifflin College Reading Series, Book 3 by Houghton Mifflin - ISBN 9780618541881
Edition: 2ND 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
International: No
Houghton Mifflin College Reading Series, Book 3 by Houghton Mifflin - ISBN 9780618541881

ISBN13: 9780618541881

ISBN10: 0618541888

Edition: 2ND 07

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Houghton Mifflin College Reading Series follows a consistent sequence and structure, pairing skills and strategies with paragraphs and short selections to introduce new concepts in context. The readings represent a diverse range of sources, including textbooks and magazines.

The Houghton Mifflin College Reading Series Book 3, 2/e is the third book in a three-level series and is designed for high-level reading courses. The readings in the Second Edition have been updated for currency and relevance to students' interest, and have been reviewed carefully to ensure grade-level appropriateness.

  • An affordable price point--each book in the series contains the same topics and content as other comparable textbooks, but for a third of the price.
  • Chapter objectives are clearly stated so students know what they will learn when the chapter is completed--encouraging students to take charge of their learning.
  • Tips and selected readings for studying and for succeeding in school are integrated throughout the text.
  • Self-assessment opportunities are featured throughout the text, including with the chapter Test Yourself sections, end-of-chapter Tests, and Combined Skills Tests.
  • Review sections have been specifically designed to help students hone their critical thinking skills.
  • An emphasis on enhanced vocabulary can be founded in every chapter.
  • Definitions of difficult words and allusions in the readings appear as footnotes so that students don't have to go to outside sources to look up definitions.
  • A flexible format allows instructors to introduce skills and activities or re-order chapters as they see fit.
  • Critical Reading (Chapter 9) shows that most arguments aren't just pro-con but can have multiple perspectives between one extreme and another
  • Chapter 6, "Patterns of Organization," has been expanded to include classification, division, and illustration.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Improving Reading and Thinking

Reading and Better Thinking
How to Improve Reading Skills
How This Book Will Help You Improve Your Reading
Reading Strategy: Active Reading
Reading Selections: Textbook Selection, "New Americans from Europe," from Making America; Magazine Selection, "We Have Been Here Before," George F. Will; Literary Selection, "In the American Society," Gish Jen
Vocabulary: Using the Dictionary

2. Main Ideas

General and Specific
Determining the Topic
Determining the Main Idea
The Topic Sentence
Locations of Topic Sentences
Longer Selections: Topic, Main Idea, and Thesis
Reading Selection: "The Honesty Virus," Clive Thompson
Vocabulary: Synonyms
Reading Strategy: Creating and Effective Reading Environment

3. Supporting Details, Mapping, and Outlining

Supporting Details
Major and Minor Details
Mapping and Outlining
Reading Longer Selections
Reading Selection: "The Legacy of Generation N," Christy Haubegger
Vocabulary: Context and Meaning
Reading Strategy: Reading and Time Management

4. Implied Main Ideas

Understanding Implied Main Ideas
Determining Implied Main Ideas
Reading Longer Selections
Reading Selection: From "Lives in the Balance," Mike Rose
Vocabulary: The Definition/Restatement Context Clue
Reading Strategy: SQ3R

5. Transitions

Characteristics of Transitions
Transition Words That Indicate a Series
Transition Words That Indicate Time Order
Transition Words That Indicate Cause/Effect
Transition Words That Indicate Comparison/Contrast
Transition Words That Indicate Definition
Transitions in Combinations of Patterns
Reading Longer Selections
Reading Selection: "A Potpourri of Pooches," Peter Tyson
Vocabulary: The Explanation Context Clue
Reading Strategy: Summarizing

6. Patterns of Organization

Topic Sentences
Time Order
Combination of Patterns
Reading Longer Selections
Reading Selection: "Southern Comforts," Ann Patchett
Vocabulary: The Example Context Clue
Reading Strategy: Taking Notes

7. Inferences

Making Inferences
Guidelines for Making Accurate Inferences
Making Inferences in Literature
Reading Selection: "India's American Imports," Adam Hochschild
Vocabulary: The Contrast Context Clue
Reading Strategy: Keeping a Reading Journal

8. Purpose and Tone

Bias and Tone
Reading Selection: "The False Controversy of Stem Cells," Michael Kinsley
Vocabulary: Formal vs. Informal Language
Reading Strategy: REAP

9. Critical Reading I

The Two Components of Argument: Point and Support
Reading Selection: "Debunking the Digital Divide," Robert J. Samuelson
Vocabulary: Figures of Speech
Reading Strategy: Skimming

10. Critical Reading II

Distinguishing Fact from Opinion
Informed vs. Uninformed Opinion
Logical Fallacies
Deciding for Yourself
Reading Selection: "Blowing Smoke on Taxes," from Harvard Crimson
Vocabulary: Review
Reading Strategy: Scanning
Combined Skills Tests
"In 2000 Years, Will the World Remember Disney or Plato?" Mark Rice-Oxley
"Cubicle with a View," Liza Mundy
"Superhero Nation," James Poniewozik
"Communication Functions: Character and Personality," Martin S. Remland