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Critical Reading Critical Thinking Focusing on Contemporary Issues (with MyReadingLab)

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3rd
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9780205574865

ISBN10:
0205574866
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Pub. Date:
10/18/2007
Publisher(s):
Longman
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The use of contemporary issues allows students to engage in critical reading and thinking about a range of relevant topics and to apply the skills presented in the text to everyday issues. Critical reading, writing, thinking, and problem-solving skills; current issues Advanced reading courses, critical reading courses

Table of Contents

Detailed Contents
Preface
Back to Basics
Understanding Vocabulary: A Review
Think About It!
The Power of Words
Using Context Clues
Punctuation
Synonyms
Antonyms
Examples
General Sentence Clues
Using Word Parts: Roots, Prefixes, Suffixes
Recognizing Word Denotation and Connotation
Using a Glossary
Using the Dictionary
Online Dictionaries
Learning and Reviewing Vocabulary Words
Concept Cards
Website Investigation (WSI): Critical Reading
Crime Scene Investigation (CSI)
Looking Back
Think Again! And Again! Mastery Test 1 1
Mastery Test 1 2
Mastery Test 1 3
Understanding What You Read: A Review
Think About It!
Distinguishing Topics, Main Ideas, Major Details, and Minor Details
Unstated Main Ideas
Recognizing Patterns of Organization
Simple Listing of Facts
Time Sequence
Comparison and Contrast
Cause and Effect
Uncovering the Central Message of a Longer Selection
Summarizing and Paraphrasing
Website Investigation (WSI): Critical Reading
Crime Scene Investigation (CSI)Looking Back
Think Again! Mastery Test 2 1
Mastery Test 2 2
Mastery Test 2 3
Mastery Test 2 4
Getting the Most Out of Your Textbooks: A Review
Think About It!
Overviewing Your Textbooks
Previewing Textbook Chapters
Reading a Textbook Chapter Critically: Questions and Answers
Textbook Reading Strategies: SQ4R, PLAN, KWLSQ4RPLANKWL
Looking Back
Think Again!
Website Investigation (WSI): Critical Reading
Crime Scene Investigation (CSI)
Mastery Test 3 1
Mastery Test 3 2
Mastery Test 3 3
Dealing with Complexity
Critical Thinking and Contemporary Issues
Think About It!
Critical Thinking Versus Random Thinking
Benefits and Uses of Critical Thinking
Characteristics of Critical Thinking
Flexibility Clear Purpose
Organization Time and Effort
Asking Questions and Finding Answers
Research Coming to Logical Conclusions
What Is a Contemporary Issue?
Determining What Is at Issue
Distinguishing Among Opposing Viewpoints
Expressing a Personal Viewpoint
Eye on Vocabulary
Looking Back
Think Again!
Website Investigation (WSI): Critical Reading
Crime Scene Investigation (CSI)
Mastery Test 4 1
Mastery Test 4 2
Mastery Test 4 3
Basic Problem Solving
Think About It!
Problem-Solving Exercise
What Is a Problem?
What Is a Solution?
How Do You Solve Problems?
Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
A Basic Method for Personal Problem Solving
Identifying the Problem
Gathering Information and Determining If the Problem Can Be Broken Down
Thinking About Possible Solutions and Weighing the Advantages and Disadvantages of Each
Choosing a Possible Solution
Checking Back on the Problem and the Possible
Solution Applying the Method to a Typical Problem Situation
Identifying the Problem
Gathering Information and Determining If th
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