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Written for the mid to high-level developmental reading course,Bridging the Gapby Brenda Smith continues to be the #1 textbook choice of developmental reading educators. Bridging the Gapwas the first book to focus on how to read college textbooks. This theme has been broadened by linking textbook readings to recent news in the popular press and adding material on critical thinking and the Internet. A hallmark of the text, the end-of-chapter readings, represent the "bridges" of text-to-text, text-to-world, and text-to-self; and the varying reading levels to permit individualization of assignments to meet varying student needs. A variety of academic disciplines are represented throughout, including psychology, history, biology, business, allied health, and English literature.
Table of Contents
|An Overview of Bridging the Gap|
|What Is Active Learning?|
|What Is Cognitive Psychology?|
|How Does the Brain Screen Messages?|
|Is Divided Attention Effective?|
|Can Tasks Become Automatic?|
|Automatic Aspects of Reading|
|Multiple Intelligences: There is More than One Way to be Smart|
|What Is Concentration?|
|Poor Concentration: Causes and Cures|
|Reader's Tip: Improving Concentration|
|Successful Academic Behaviors?|
|Reader's Tip: Managing E-Mail Efficiently|
|Selection 1: Computer Science|
|Contemporary Focus: "Police in India to Monitor Cybercafes" from the Associated Press|
|"Security and Privacy for Computers and the Internet"|
|Search the Net|
|Concept Prep for Computer Science|
|Selection 2: Psychology|
|Search the Net Concept Prep for Psychology|
|Selection 3: Health|
|Contemporary Focus: "Steroids"|
|Search the Net|
|Remembering New Words|
|Using Context Clues|
|Definition or Synonym|
|Limitations of Context Clues|
|Multiple Meanings of a Word|
|Understanding the Structure of Words|
|Using a Dictionary|
|Using a Glossary|
|Using a Thesaurus|
|Reader's Tip: Categories of Analogy Relationships|
|Easily Confused Words|
|Recognizing Transitional Words|
|Reader's Tip: Signals for Transition|
|Search the Net|
|Vocabulary Booster: Over, Under, Around and Through|
|Strategic Reading and Study|
|What is Strategic Reading?|
|What are the Stages of Reading?|
|Stage 1: Previewing|
|Signposts for Answering Preview Questions|
|Reader's Tip: Asking Questions Before Reading|
|Preview to Activate Schemata|
|Stage 2: Integrating Knowledge While Reading|
|Integrating Ideas: How Do Good Readers Think?|
|Reader's Tip: Using Thinking Strategies While Reading|
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