9780155066816

College Reading with the Active Critical Thinking Method Book 2

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    9780155066816

  • ISBN10:

    0155066811

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/10/2001
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing

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Summary

Teaches fundamental and critical reading skills in the context of high-interest readings. For lower level developmental reading courses, Book 1 offers a six-step method for acquiring skills in both critical and study reading.

Table of Contents

Contents by Skills x
Preface xii
To the Student xviii
UNIT I Reading Fundamentals 1(22)
Improving Vocabulary
2(10)
Context Clues
2(2)
Word Parts
4(1)
Dictionary
5(6)
Word Memory
11(1)
Paragraph Comprehension
12(11)
Literal Comprehension
12(1)
Subject
12(1)
Main Idea
13(1)
Supporting Details
14(1)
Finding Main Ideas
15(1)
Inferential Comprehension
16(1)
Implied Main Idea
16(1)
Valid and Invalid Inferences
17(2)
Critical Comprehension
19(1)
Thesis, Argument, and Support
19(4)
UNIT II Introduction to the Active Critical Thinking (ACT) Method 23(112)
ACT: A Six-Step Process
24(2)
Preread
24(1)
Read
24(1)
Analyze What You Read
25(1)
Remember What's Important
25(1)
Make Use of What You Read
25(1)
Evaluate Your Active Critical Thinking Skills
25(1)
Reading Selections
How to Improve Your Vocabulary
26(9)
Tony Randall
Vocabulary Skills Review
32(3)
Dictionary Definitions
32(1)
Pronunciation Practice
33(1)
Parts of Speech
34(1)
How Almost Anyone Can Become a Millionaire: Simple Rules for Attaining Future Wealth
35(14)
Richard B. McKenzie
Dwight R. Lee
Vocabulary Skills Review
44(5)
Dictionary: Confused Words
44(2)
Pronunciation Practice
46(1)
Context Clues
46(3)
The Many Miracles of Mark Hicks
49(10)
Jan Stussy
Vocabulary Skills Review
55(4)
Dictionary Definitions
55(2)
Pronunciation Practice
57(1)
Etymology
57(2)
Superstitions: Just Whistling in the Dark
59(9)
Don Boxmeyer
Vocabulary Skills Review
64(4)
Parts of Speech
64(1)
Word Parts
65(1)
Context Clues
66(2)
Saved
68(9)
Malcolm X
Vocabulary Skills Review
73(4)
Dictionary Definitions
73(2)
Word Parts
75(1)
Parts of Speech
75(2)
How to Strengthen Your Memory Power
77(11)
Mary Russ
Vocabulary Skills Review
85(3)
Word Memory
85(1)
Analogies
86(2)
Don't Tell Jaime Escalante Minorities Can't Meet (High) Standards!
88(8)
David Savage
Vocabulary Skills Review
94(2)
Parts of Speech
94(1)
Analogies
95(1)
9 Obstacles to Creativity---and How You Can Remove Them
96(16)
Alexander Hiam
Vocabulary Skills Review
107(5)
Dictionary: Confused Words
107(3)
Word Memory
110(2)
Improving Test-Taking Strategies
112(12)
Wayne Weiten
Vocabulary Skills Review
120(4)
Dictionary: Confused Words
120(2)
Context Clues
122(2)
Conflict and Communication: Learning How to Disagree
124(11)
Brian K. Williams
Sharon M. Knight
Vocabulary Skills Review
132(3)
Word Memory
132(1)
Analogies
133(2)
UNIT III Textbook Learning with the ACT Method 135(108)
Creating a Study System Using the ACT Method
136(8)
Preread
136(1)
Read
137(1)
Analyze What You Read---Create a Study Guide
137(3)
Remember What's Important
140(1)
Make Use of What You Read---Take the Test
141(2)
Evaluate Your ACT Skills---Analyze Test Results
143(1)
Textbook Reading Selections
The Stages of Death and Loss
144(8)
Gerald Corey
Marianne Schneider Corey
Intellectual Health: Critical Thinking and the Art of Living
152(11)
Brian K. Williams
Sharon M. Knight
Shared Characteristics of Life
163(11)
Cecie Starr
Interpersonal Attractions: Liking and Loving
174(7)
Wayne Weiten
Safer Sex
181(14)
Brian K. Williams
Sharon M. Knight
Choosing an Occupation or a Career
195(9)
Gerald Corey
Marianne Schneider Corey
Causes of Infection: Pathogens
204(8)
Brian K. Williams
Sharon M. Knight
Family Violence
212(13)
Guy Lefrancois
Why We Sleep
225(8)
James W. Kalat
Ethics and the Consumer
233(10)
Roger LeRoy Miller
Alan D. Stafford
UNIT IV Critical Reading with the ACT Method 243(212)
Critical Thinking Using the ACT Method
245(2)
Preread
245(1)
Read
245(1)
Analyze What You Read
245(1)
Remember What's Important
246(1)
Make Use of What You Read
246(1)
Evaluate Your Active Critical Thinking Skills
246(1)
Critical Reading Selections
``Three Strikes'' Laws
247(1)
How Many Prisons Must We Build to Feel Secure?
248(7)
Jonathan Simon
A Case for Discretion
255(9)
Michael Brennan
Competition in Sports and Games
263(1)
No-Win Situations
264(9)
Alfie Kohn
Who Wins? Who Cares?
273(9)
Mariah Burton Nelson
Smoking
281(1)
The Amazing Smoke Screen
282(10)
Robert J. Samuelson
Remarks on the Tobacco Settlement
292(7)
Bill Clinton
Euthanasia
298(1)
Acting to End a Life Is Sometimes Justified
299(9)
Christiaan Barnard
In Crisis, She Rejected Plea to Expedite Dying
308(10)
Derek Gill
Affirmative Action
317(1)
The Dream, the Stars and Dr. King
318(8)
Jesse Jackson
Spiral of Silence
326(129)
Peter Brimelow
Additional Resources
Tests: Comprehension and Vocabulary Checks
337(118)
Reading 1
339(4)
Reading 2
343(4)
Reading 3
347(4)
Reading 4
351(4)
Reading 5
355(4)
Reading 6
359(4)
Reading 7
363(4)
Reading 8
367(4)
Reading 9
371(4)
Reading 10
375(4)
Reading 11
379(4)
Reading 12
383(4)
Reading 13
387(4)
Reading 14
391(4)
Reading 15
395(4)
Reading 16
399(4)
Reading 17
403(2)
Reading 18
405(4)
Reading 19
409(2)
Reading 20
411(4)
Reading 21
415(4)
Reading 22
419(4)
Reading 23
423(4)
Reading 24
427(4)
Reading 25
431(4)
Reading 26
435(4)
Reading 27
439(4)
Reading 28
443(4)
Reading 29
447(4)
Reading 30
451(4)
Progress Chart 455(2)
Evaluation Checklist 457(1)
Reading Efficiency 458(8)
Increasing Reading Flexibility
458(1)
Types of Reading
458(2)
Factors in the Reader
460(1)
Rate Chart
460(1)
Reading Efficiency Progress Chart
461(5)
Word Parts 466(7)
60 Common Prefixes
466(2)
150 Common Roots
468(5)
Credits 473(2)
Index 475

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