Breaking Throughprovides instruction and practice on the reading and study skills necessary to make readers successful, independent learners.The use of actual college textbook passages offers realistic and immediate modeling and application of college study and reading skills. Readers apply the skill being taught to reading short textbook passages and then go on to use multiple skills on the longer selections that conclude most chapters.For those interested in improving basic reading skills to college level.
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Most chapters conclude with "Summary Points," "Explore the Net," and "Everyday Reading Skills." 1. Student Success. Think Success. Set Goals. Create a Positive Attitude. Seek Excellence. Selection 1. Making Choices for Success, from Live Your Dream by Les Brown. Plan for Success. Selection 2. Making the Most of Priorities, by Alan Lakein. Plan Your Week. Study the Syllabus. Use a Calendar to Decode a Syllabus. Act Successful. Attend Class. Be on Time for Class. Be Aware of Essential Class Sessions. Be Equipped for Success. Mark Your Text. Communicate with Your Instructor. Review Your Lecture Notes. Network with Other Students. Collaborate to Divide Work. Look at an "A" Paper. Use Technology to Communicate. Consider a Tape Recorder. Pass the First Test. Watch Videos or DVDs. Predict Exam Questions. Get Moving Now. Selection 3. Life Law # 5: Life Rewards Action, from Life Strategies by Phillip C. McGraw. 2. Stages of Reading. What Is the Reading Process? Stages of Reading. Stage One: Previewing. Stage Two: Integrating Knowledge. Stage Three: Recalling. Assess Your Progress as a Learner. Levels of Reading Comprehension. Selection 1: Psychology. Hypnosis, from Psychology by David Watson. Selection 2: Science. The Killers are Coming! The Killers are Coming!, from Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life by Cecie Starr and Ralph Taggart. Selection 3: Business. Please Turn to Chapter 11, from Business by Ricky Griffin and Ronald Ebert. Vocabulary Lesson: Not, Not, and Not. 3. Vocabulary. Learning New Words. Remembering New Words. Use Association. Use Concept Cards. Practice Your New Words. Unlocking the Meaning of New Words. Use Context Clues. Use Knowledge of Word Parts. Use the Glossary and the Dictionary. Types of Context Clues. Definition. Elaborating Details. Elaborating Examples. Comparison. Contrast. Multiple Meanings of a Word. Words Part. Roots. Prefixes. Suffixes. The Dictionary. Guide Words.