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Dr. LeeAnn Morris has more than 20 years of community college teaching experience and is committed to helping students achieve their college and career goals. She takes great satisfaction in continuing Brenda Smith’s legacy of excellence by shepherding Breaking Through: College Reading through its ninth and tenth editions and Bridging the Gap: College Reading through its tenth and soon-to-be-published eleventh editions.
LeeAnn is a Distinguished Faculty professor at San Jacinto College near Houston and has been honored there with the Outstanding Faculty Award. She served as chair of the College Preparatory Department and is delighted to return to the classroom fulltime this fall to teach two levels of integrated reading and writing courses.
What Can We Learn From Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience?BRAIN BOOSTERBRAIN BOOSTER: Are You Paying Attention?Help Your Brain Absorb New Information
External DistractionsInternal DistractionsBRAIN BOOSTER: Are You Curious?READER’S TIP: Improving ConcentrationREADER’S TIP: Managing Electronic Communication
Varying Rate and Technique to Fit PurposeRate Variations and Prior KnowledgeREADER’S TIP: Efficient Reading: Adjusting Rate and Technique to Material and PurposeWhat Is Your Baseline Reading Rate?BRAIN BOOSTER: Music to Our Ears and to Our BrainsHabits for Faster Reading
Plan for SuccessBefore Taking a TestBRAIN BOOSTER: Balance Memorization and Application in Test PreparationDuring the TestAfter the TestBRAIN BOOSTER: Turn Mistakes Into SuccessesRecognize the Major Types of Comprehension QuestionsREADER’S TIP: Key Words in Essay Questions
SUMMARY POINTSSELECTION 1 PSYCHOLOGY“Are you Stalling? Win the Battle Against Procrastination!” from Samuel E. Wood, Ellen Green Wood, and Denise G. BoydCONCEPT PREP FOR PSYCHOLOGYSELECTION 2 HISTORY“Home Front Workers, Rosie the Riveter, and Victory Girls” from Jacqueline Jones, et al.CONCEPT PREP FOR HISTORYSELECTION 3 SCIENCE“Is there Enough Earth for Everyone?” from Teresa Audesirk, Gerald Audesirk, and Bruce E. ByersVOCABULARY BOOSTER: OVER, UNDER, AROUND, AND THROUGH
Four Types of ReadersThe Stages of Reading
Signposts for PreviewingREADER’S TIP: Ask Questions While PreviewingPreview to Activate SchemataBRAIN BOOSTER: Schemata and Your Brain
Integrating Ideas: How Do Good Readers Think?MetacognitionREADER’S TIP: Using Thinking Strategies While ReadingREADER’S TIP: Developing Metacognition for Reading
Recalling Through WritingThe Three Steps of RecallingREADER’S TIP: Thinking After ReadingBRAIN BOOSTER: Use It to Remember It!SUMMARY POINTSSELECTION 1 HISTORY“Madam C. J. Walker: Business Savvy to Generous Philanthropy” from America.gov ArchiveSELECTION 2 HEALTH“High-Risk Drinking and College Students” from Rebecca J. Donatelle and Patricia KetchumSELECTION 3 BUSINESS“Toms Shoes: ‘Be the Change You Want to See in the World’” from Gary Armstrong and Philip KotlerCONCEPT PREP FOR BUSINESSVOCABULARY BOOSTER: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY
Building Knowledge NetworksThe Study ProcessOrganizing Textbook InformationBRAIN BOOSTER: Exercise to Boost Brain Power
Why Annotate?READER’S TIP: How to AnnotateWhen to Annotate
When and How to Take NotesThe Cornell MethodREADER’S TIP: How to Take Notes: The Cornell MethodOutliningREADER’S TIP: Guidelines for Successful OutliningBRAIN BOOSTER: Sleep and Problem SolvingMappingREADER’S TIP: How to MapSUMMARY POINTSSELECTION 1 BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS“Watch Your Language!” from Gary Armstrong and Philip KotlerCONCEPT PREP FOR COMMUNICATIONS AND LANGUAGESELECTION 2 HEALTH“Managing Stress in College” from Rebecca J. DonatelleCONCEPT PREP FOR HEALTHSELECTION 3 CRIMINAL JUSTICE“Police DNA Collection Sparks Questions” from the Associated PressVOCABULARY BOOSTER: WHO’S WHO IN MEDICINE?
Remembering New Words and Unlocking MeaningAssociate Words in PhrasesAssociate Words with Rhymes or SoundsBRAIN BOOSTER: Use Your Senses to Make More Sense!Associate Words With ImagesSeek ReinforcementCreate Concept CardsUse Strategies to Unlock Meaning While Reading
Definition or SynonymElaborating DetailsExamplesComparisonContrastAntonymsLimitations of Context CluesMultiple Meanings of a Word
Using a DictionaryUsing a GlossaryUsing a ThesaurusBRAIN BOOSTER: Meaning Matters!
Exploring Word OriginsSolving AnalogiesREADER’S TIP: Categories of Analogy RelationshipsStudying Easily Confused WordsSUMMARY POINTSSELECTION 1 HEALTH“Technology and Health” from Rebecca J. DonatelleVOCABULARY BOOSTER: WHAT’S IN, WHAT’S OUT?WHAT’S HOT, WHAT’S NOT?
What Is a Topic?What Is a Main Idea?What Are Supporting Details?Distinguishing Topics, Main Ideas, and Details: A Closer Look
Prior Knowledge and Constructing the Main IdeaIdentifying Main Ideas Among SentencesREADER’S TIP: Using Three Questions to Find the Main IdeaQuestioning for the Main Idea
The Topic SentenceHow Common Are Stated Main Ideas?Where Are Stated Main Ideas Located?
READER’S TIP: Signals for Significance
Unstated Main Ideas in SentencesUnstated Main Ideas in Paragraphs
READER’S TIP: Getting the Main Idea of Longer SelectionsBRAIN BOOSTER: Brains Need the Right Amount of Sleep
Why Summarize?READER’S TIP: How to SummarizeBRAIN BOOSTER: Chronic Stress and the BrainSUMMARY POINTSSELECTION 1 PSYCHOLOGY“The Obedience Study” from Carole Wade, Carol Tavris, and Maryanne GarryCONCEPT PREP FOR PSYCHOLOGYSELECTION 2 SHORT STORY“On the Sidewalk, Bleeding” from Evan HunterCONCEPT PREP FOR LITERATURESELECTION 3 CRIMINAL JUSTICE“Fighting Violent Gang Crime with Math” from Stuart WolpertVOCABULARY BOOSTER: THE SUN, THE MOON, AND THE STARS
Words That Signal Addition
Words That Signal Examples or Illustrations
Words That Signal Time or Sequence
Words That Signal Comparison
Words That Signal Contrast
READER’S TIP: Transitions and Their FunctionsWords That Signal Cause and Effect
BRAIN BOOSTER: Brains Like Patterns
Simple ListingDefinitionDescriptionTime Order, Sequence, or NarrationComparisonContrastComparison and ContrastCause and EffectClassificationSummaryLocation or Spatial OrderGeneralization and ExampleREADER’S TIP: Patterns of Organization and Signal Words
BRAIN BOOSTER: Watering the Brain
SUMMARY POINTSSELECTION 1 COMMUNICATIONS“Managing Conflict” from Joseph A. DeVitoSELECTION 2 HISTORY“Barbara Johns Leads a Student Strike” from Clayborne Carson, et al.CONCEPT PREP FOR ART HISTORYSELECTION 3 BUSINESS“Why is Papa John’s Rolling in the Dough?” from Courtland L. Bovée, John V. Thrill, and Barbara E. SchatzmanVOCABULARY BOOSTER: CAN I GET THAT IN WRITING?
Implied Meaning in HumorBRAIN BOOSTER: The Brain’s Pleasure Center and Learning
IdiomsSimilesMetaphorsHyperbolePersonificationVerbal IronyFigurative Language in Poetry
Inferences Based on FactsInferences Based on the Voice of a Speaker or NarratorInferences Based on Action and DescriptionInferences Based on Prior KnowledgeBRAIN BOOSTER: Boost Brain Power ThroughCollaborationExpanding Prior KnowledgeREADER’S TIP: Making Inferences
SUMMARY POINTSSELECTION 1 SHORT STORY“A Dip in the Poole” from Bill PronziniCONCEPT PREP FOR PHILOSOPHY AND LITERATURESELECTION 2 PHILOSOPHY“Coyote” from Robert S. EllwoodSELECTION 3 PERSONAL NARRATIVE“Fear the College Years” from John CorcoranCONCEPT PREP FOR POLITICAL SCIENCEVOCABULARY BOOSTER: SAY, WHAT?
Textbooks and the Author’s Point of ViewWhat Is Bias?READER’S TIP: Questions to Uncover BiasThe Importance of the Reader’s Point of ViewBRAIN BOOSTER: Male and Female Brains and Their Points of View
Using Tone and Other Clues to Determine the Point of View in Editorial CartoonsREADER’S TIP: Recognizing an Author’s Tone
SUMMARY POINTSSELECTION 1 PHILOSOPHY“Decision” from Gary R. Kirby and Jeffery R. GoodpasterSELECTION 2 SCIENCE“Earth’s Changing Climate” from Teresa Audesirk, Gerald Audesirk, and Bruce E. ByersSELECTION 3 PSYCHOLOGY“Mental Disorder and Personal Responsibility” from Carole Wade, Carol Tavris, and Maryanne GarryVOCABULARY BOOSTER: LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!
READER’S TIP: How to Read Graphic Illustrations
DiagramsTablesMapsPie GraphsBar GraphsCumulative Bar GraphsLine GraphsFlowcharts
SUMMARY POINTSSELECTION 1 PERSONAL NARRATIVE“Little Income, Big Debt: Managing Money in College” from Trent HammSELECTION 2 SCIENCE“The Risks and Benefits of Weight Loss Plans” from Jane B. Reece et al.SELECTION 3 SOCIOLOGY“People, Technology, and the Environment” from John J. MacionisVOCABULARY BOOSTER: PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM
What Is Analytical Thinking?What Is Critical Thinking?Critical Thinking Skills and College GoalsREADER’S TIP: Four Habits of Effective Critical ThinkersBarriers to Critical Thinking
Step 1: Identify the Position on the IssueStep 2: Identify the Support in the ArgumentREADER’S TIP: Types of Support for ArgumentsStep 3: Evaluate the SupportStep 4: Evaluate the Argument
Explanation of the Four Steps
BRAIN BOOSTER: The Creative BrainSUMMARY POINTS
SELECTION 1 CRIMINAL JUSTICE“High Technology and Criminal Opportunity” from Frank J. SchmallegerSELECTION 2 CRIMINAL JUSTICE“Fighting Crime with Technology” from Frank J. SchmallegerSELECTION 3 ESSAY“The Writer and the Troll” from Lindy WestVOCABULARY BOOSTER: FOREIGN TERMS