9780321446022

Bridging the Gap : College Reading

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321446022

  • ISBN10:

    032144602X

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2008
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

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
Active Learning
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
Cognitive Styles
Multiple Intelligences: There is More than One Way to be Smart
What Is Concentration?
Poor Concentration: Causes and Cures
External Distractions
Internal Distractions?
Reader's Tip: Improving Concentration
Successful Academic Behaviors?
Reader's Tip: Managing E-Mail Efficiently
Summary Points
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
Contemporary Focus
"Critical-Period Hypothesis"
Search the Net Concept Prep for Psychology
Selection 3: Health
Contemporary Focus: "Steroids"
Search the Net
Vocabulary
Remembering New Words
Using Context Clues
Definition or Synonym
Elaborating Details
Examples
Comparison
Contrast
Antonyms
Limitations of Context Clues
Multiple Meanings of a Word
Understanding the Structure of Words
Using a Dictionary
Word Origins
Using a Glossary
Using a Thesaurus
Using Analogies
Reader's Tip: Categories of Analogy Relationships
Easily Confused Words
Recognizing Acronyms
Recognizing Transitional Words
Reader's Tip: Signals for Transition
Summary Points
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
Expanding Knowledge
Integrating Ideas: How Do Good Readers Think?
Reader's Tip: Using Thinking Strategies While Reading
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