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College Reading and Study Skills,9780321364784

College Reading and Study Skills

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Edition:
11th
ISBN13:

9780321364784

ISBN10:
0321364783
Media:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2010
Publisher(s):
Longman
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Getting the students to reflect on their thinking,College Reading and Study Skillsis a developmental level reading and study text depicting reading as a process and providing concise instruction, skill application exercises, and exercises using textbook excerpts to contribute to success in college. Metacognition (reflecting on their thoughts); reading as a process; skill application; ample textbook excerpts.

Table of Contents

Preface viii
Success Workshops 1(20)
PART ONE Building a Foundation for College Success
21(80)
Setting Goals and Managing Your Time
21(19)
Establishing Your Goals and Priorities
22(2)
Analyzing Your Time Commitments
24(1)
Building a Term Plan
25(1)
Building Your Weekly Schedule
26(4)
Time-Saving Tips for Students with Busy Schedules
30(9)
Fighting the Tendency to Procrastinate
39(1)
Multimedia Activities: Setting Goals and Managing Your Time
39(1)
Learning Style and Learning Strategies
40(22)
Analyzing Your Learning Style
41(4)
Developing an ActionPlan for Learning
45(3)
Understanding Your Instructors' Teaching Styles
48(2)
Meeting Your Instructors' Expectations
50(2)
Developing Active Learning Strategies
52(1)
Thinking Critically
53(8)
Multimedia Activities: Learning Style and Learning Strategies
61(1)
Improving Learning and Memory
62(17)
Forgetting
63(2)
An Overview of the Learning and Memory Process
65(2)
Original Learning
67(4)
When to Review
71(1)
How to Review
72(6)
Multimedia Activities: Improving Learning and Memory
78(1)
Taking Notes In Class
79(22)
Sharpening Your Listening Skills
80(1)
Preparing for a Lecture Class
81(1)
How to Take Lecture Notes
82(7)
How to Edit Your Notes
89(3)
How to Study Your Notes
92(7)
Multimedia Activities: Taking Notes in Class
99(2)
PART TWO Reading Textbooks and Assignments
101(140)
Active Reading Strategies
101(26)
Prereading and Predicting
102(9)
Discovering What You Already Know
111(2)
Defining Your Purposes for Reading
113(4)
Checking Your Comprehension
117(3)
Strengthening Your Comprehension
120(6)
Multimedia Activities: Active Reading Strategies
126(1)
Understanding Paragraphs
127(28)
Three Essential Elements of a Paragraph
128(1)
How to Identify the Topic
129(5)
How to Find the Main Idea
134(1)
Where to Find the Topic Sentence
135(3)
Recognizing Details
138(8)
Transitions
146(1)
Unstated Main Ideas
147(7)
Multimedia Activities: Understanding Paragraphs
154(1)
Following Thought Patterns
155(35)
The Organization of Textbook Chapters
156(3)
The Structure of Articles and Essays
159(2)
Types of Supporting Information
161(6)
Recognizing Organizational Patterns
167(22)
Multimedia Activities: Following Thought Patterns
189(1)
Reading Graphics And Technical Writing
190(30)
Reading Graphics
191(1)
Types of Graphics
192(16)
Reading Technical Writing
208(11)
Multimedia Activities: Reading Graphics and Technical Writing
219(1)
Reading And Evaluating Electronic Sources
220(21)
How to Locate Electronic Sources on the Web
221(2)
Evaluating Internet Sources
223(4)
Why Electronic Text Requires New Reading Strategies
227(2)
Developing New Ways of Thinking and Reading
229(6)
Avoiding Cyberplagiarism When Reading and Conducting Research on the Web
235(5)
Multimedia Activities: Reading and Evaluating Electronic Sources
240(1)
PART THREE Critical Reading and Thinking
241(42)
Evaluating The Author's Message
241(26)
Make Inferences as You Read
242(4)
Evaluate the Source
246(1)
Examine the Author's Qualifications
247(1)
Distinguish Between Fact or Opinion
248(2)
Identify the Author's Purpose
250(2)
Be Alert for Bias
252(2)
Analyze the Author's Tone
254(2)
Evaluate the Data and Evidence
256(2)
Analyze Arguments
258(8)
Multimedia Activities: Evaluating the Author's Message
266(1)
Evaluating The Author's Technique
267(16)
Pay Attention to Connotative Language
268(1)
Examine Figurative Language
269(2)
Watch for Missing Information
271(1)
Be Alert for Generalizations
272(2)
Examine the Author's Assumptions
274(1)
Watch for Manipulative Language
275(7)
Multimedia Activities: Evaluating the Author's Technique
282(1)
PART FOUR Developing Your Vocabulary
283(36)
Using Context And Word Parts
283(19)
A Strategy for Learning Unfamiliar Words
284(1)
Using Context Clues
284(7)
Analyzing Word Parts
291(10)
Multimedia Activities: Using Context and Word Parts
301(1)
Expanding Your Vocabulary
302(17)
General Approaches to Vocabulary Expansion
303(2)
Using Reference Sources
305(3)
Learning Specialized Terminology
308(3)
Using Word Mapping to Expand Your Vocabulary
311(2)
Systems of Learning Vocabulary
313(5)
Multimedia Activities: Expanding Your Vocabulary
318(1)
PART FIVE Studying Textbooks
319(68)
Textbook Highlighting And Marking
319(19)
The Problem of Textbook Review
320(1)
How to Highlight Textbooks
320(2)
Aspects of Effective Highlighting
322(6)
Testing Your Highlighting
328(1)
Marking a Textbook
329(8)
Multimedia Activities: Textbook Highlighting and Marking
337(1)
Methods Of Organizing Information
338(27)
Organizing by Outlining
339(6)
Summarizing
345(9)
Mapping: A Visual Means of Organizing Ideas
354(10)
Multimedia Activities: Methods of Organizing Information
364(1)
Study And Review Strategies
365(22)
Learning through Writing
367(7)
A Classic System: SQ3R
374(4)
Updating and Revising the SQ3R System
378(1)
Adapting Your System for Different Academic Disciplines
379(7)
Multimedia Activities: Study and Review Strategies
386(1)
PART SIX Studying For Exams
387(40)
Preparing For Exams
387(16)
Organizing Your Study and Review
388(1)
Identifying What to Study
389(2)
Analyzing and Synthesizing Information
391(3)
Learning and Memorizing
394(8)
Multimedia Activities: Preparing for Exams
402(1)
Taking Exams
403(24)
General Suggestions for Taking Exams
404(2)
Hints for Taking Objective Exams
406(6)
Hints for Taking Standardized Tests
412(1)
Hints for Taking Essay Exams
413(6)
Controlling Test Anxiety
419(6)
Multimedia Activities: Taking Exams
425(2)
PART SEVEN Reading Flexibility
427(22)
Improving Your Reading Rate And Flexibility
427(22)
Building Your Reading Rate
428(4)
Developing Your Reading Flexibility
432(15)
Multimedia Activities: Improving Your Reading Rate and Flexibility
447(2)
PART EIGHT Thematic Readings
449(1)
Theme A. Body Adornment
450(16)
Sociology/Cultural Anthropology
``Body Adornment''
450(5)
``From Bear Teeth to Pearls: Why We Adorn Ourselves''
455(5)
``The Decorated Body''
460(4)
Making Connections
464(1)
World Wide Web Activity: Key Word Searches
464(2)
Theme B. Men'S and Women'S Communication
466(16)
Communication
``Communication Between Women and Men''
466(4)
``The Talk of the Sandbox: How Johnny and Suzy's Playground Chatter Prepares Them for Life at the Office''
470(6)
``Communication Between Sexes: A War of the Words?''
476(5)
Making Connections
481(1)
World Wide Web Activity: A Researcher's Home Page
481(1)
Theme C. Controversies in Science
482(14)
Biology and Environmental Science
``Increased Human Activity Tied to Global Warming''
482(4)
``Have We Exceeded Earth's Carrying Capacity?''
486(4)
``Stem-Cell Therapy: Promise and Reality''
490(4)
Making Connections
494(1)
World Wide Web Activity: Ecological Footprint
495(1)
Theme D. Civil Liberties
496(17)
Political Science and Government
``Civil Liberties and the Constitution''
496(5)
``Your Appearance, Good or Bad, Can Affect Size of Your Paycheck''
501(5)
``Move Over, Big Brother''
506(6)
Making Connections
512(1)
World Wide Web Activity: An Advocacy Group Home Page
512(1)
PART NINE Sample Textbook Chapter
513(20)
Culture and Interpersonal Communication by Joseph A. DeVito
513(20)
Credits 533(4)
Link to the Answer Key 537(1)
Index 538


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