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Academic Literacy : Readings and Strategies

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3rd
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9780618318162

ISBN10:
061831816X
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
6/26/2003
Publisher(s):
Cengage Learning
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Summary

Confronted by declining reading test scores, instructors choose this highly popular title to help ensure their students' success across the college curriculum. Academic Literacy combines a mid-level handbook of reading strategies with textbook readings from seven disciplines: business, history, literature, political science, psychology, sociology, and the sciences. The Handbook for Reading and Study Strategies (Chapters 1-9) offers detailed instructions and exercises on such topics as how to identify the central topic, subtopics, and main ideas, in addition to techniques for active listening and note taking. Numerous short-answer questions, tips on how to prepare for tests, and other pedagogical features help to engage students' critical-thinking skills. In addition to extensive questions and exercises, this edition includes frequent writing opportunities and requires students to write at least a paragraph before completing the text.

Table of Contents

Note: Each chapter in Part I concludes with a Chapter Summary and an Extended Application
Handbook for Reading and Study Strategies
Taking Control of Your Reading
Assessing Your Academic Self-Esteem Taking Control of Your Learning
Taking Control of Your Learning Environment
Taking Control of Your Comprehension
Preparing for Tests
Using Context Clues and Other Strategies for Increasing Vocabulary
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
Strategic Reading for Topics, Subtopics, and Main Ideas
What Is the Topic of a Reading Selection?
Recognizing Topics and Subtopics Just What Is the Main Idea?
Purposes for Creating Main-Idea Sentences
The Process for Creating Main-Idea Sentences
Other Considerations for Creating Main-Idea Sentences
Testing Your Main-Idea Sentences
Understanding Details
Why Are Details Needed?
Understanding Types of Details
Details as Answers to Questions
Major and Minor Details
Understanding Organizational Patterns in Academic
Texts Reviewing
What You Already Know How Can Patterns Be Identified?
Relationships Among Main Ideas, Details, and Patterns
Recognizing Patterns of Organization Using Patterns to Help You Remember
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
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
Strategies for Active Listening and Notetaking
Becoming a Good Listener
Indicators of Positive Listening
Effective Notetaking from Books and Lectures
A Process for Effective Notetaking
Identifying Usable Notes
Notetaking Basics
Notetaking Systems
Using Your Notes
Effectively Preparing Graphics from Lectures and Texts
Underlining and Marking Textbooks
Assessing Your New Knowledge
Background Essays for Academic Literacy Cross-Reference to Handbook for Reading and Study Strategies
Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behavior
Key Concepts for the Study of Psychology
Preview The Education Directorate and the Office of Public Communications and the American Psychological Association, What Psychology Is?
Comprehension of the Discipline Critical Thinking: Reaction and Discussion Guidelines for Reading Psychology
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Preview John Cloud Marguerite Michaels Sarah Sturmon Dale, What's Race Got to Do with It? Postreading Comprehension Development Critical Thinking: Reaction and Discussion
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Women of Islam Postreading Comprehension Development Critical Thinking: Reaction and Discussion
The Sciences: Knowledge of the Physical World Key Concepts for the Study of the Sciences
Preview American Association for the Advancement of Science, The Nature of Science Comprehension of the Discipline Critical Thinking: Reaction and Discussion Guidelines for Reading the Sciences
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Postreading Comprehension Development Critical Thinking: Reaction and Discussion
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Postreading Comprehension Development Critical Thinking: Reaction and Discussion
Business: The Activities of Groups or Individuals Who Develop, Produce, and Distribute Goods and Services Key Concepts for the Study of Business
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Making Work Meaningful: Secrets of the Future-Focused Corporation Comprehension of the Discipline
Critical Thinking: Reaction and Discussion Guidelines for Reading Business
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Postreading Comprehension Development Critical Thinking: Reaction and Discussion
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The World Is Their Ashtray Postreading Comprehension Development
Critical Thinking: Reaction and Discussion
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History: A Record or Explanation of Past Events Key Concepts for the Study of History
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Comprehension of the Discipline Critical Thinking: Reaction and Discussion Guidelines for Reading History
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Postreading Comprehension Development Critical Thinking: Reaction and Discussion
Literature: Writing in Prose or Verse, Creatively Expressing Ideas of Universal Interest Key Concepts for the Study of Literature
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Political Science: A Social Science Analyzing Political Processes and Institutions Key Concepts for the Study of Political Science
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