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Critical Reading, Critical Thinking : A Contemporary Issues Approach

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Edition:
3rd
ISBN13:

9780321088352

ISBN10:
0321088352
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2008
Publisher(s):
Longman
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Summary

The first developmental reading book to take a contemporary issues approach,Critical Reading, Critical Thinking offers a brief review of important developmental reading skills followed by a sequence of chapters covering critical reading. Interesting, relevant, and fun, this book offers increased focus on vocabulary and critical thinking, providing an even stronger connection between the development of reading, writing, and critical thinking skills with contemporary issues. The examples and readings are all drawn from a variety of contemporary genres: from today's headlines and news shows to movies and magazines. The readings range from animal rights to European integration to teen pregnancy to religious and cultural clashes in the United States. Each chapter includes mastery tests with both subjective and objective questions in keeping with instructors' desire for easy-to-grade homework. Each chapter includes a large number of activities and practice exercises to help readers apply what they have learned. Think About It! exercises contain photographs, advertisements, and other visual aids to encourage critical thinking. A unique chapter on reading advertisements critically allows readers to apply critical thinking to the real world. In keeping with its critical reading approach, throughout the book the author provides several suggestions for evaluating Internet resources. For those seeking to develop their reading skills using a contemporary issues approach.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Part 1 Back to Basics 1(192)
Understanding Vocabulary: A Review
2(48)
Think About It!
3(1)
Using Context Clues
4(12)
Punctuation
5(1)
Synonyms
6(1)
Antonyms
6(1)
Examples
7(1)
General Sentence Clues
7(9)
Using Word Parts: Roots, Prefixes, Suffixes
16(3)
Using a Glossary
19(6)
Using the Dictionary
25(3)
Learning and Reviewing Vocabulary Words
28(1)
Looking Back
29(1)
Think Again!
29(1)
And Again!
29(3)
The Dashing Detective
32(2)
Mastery Test 1-1
34(5)
Mastery Test 1-2
39(3)
Mastery Test 1-3
42(8)
Understanding What You Read: A Review
50(74)
Think About It!
51(1)
Distinguishing Main Ideas, Major Details, and Minor Details
52(12)
Unstated Main Ideas
55(9)
Recognizing Patterns of Organization
64(14)
Simple Listing of Facts
64(2)
Time Sequence
66(1)
Comparison and Contrast
67(1)
Cause and Effect
68(10)
Uncovering the Central Message of a Longer Selection
78(11)
Summarizing and Paraphrasing
89(6)
Looking Back
95(1)
Think Again!
96(2)
The Dashing Detective
98(2)
Mastery Test 2-1
100(8)
Mastery Test 2-2
108(5)
Mastery Test 2-3
113(8)
Mastery Test 2-4
121(3)
Getting the Most Out of Your Textbooks: A Review
124(69)
Think About It!
125(1)
Overviewing Your Textbooks
126(28)
Previewing Textbook Chapters
154(2)
Reading a Textbook Chapter Critically: Questions and Answers
156(17)
Looking Back
173(1)
Think Again!
173(3)
The Dashing Detective
176(2)
Mastery Test 3-1
178(2)
Mastery Test 3-2
180(6)
Mastery Test 3-3
186(1)
Playing Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson
187(6)
Part 2 Dealing with Complexity 193(128)
Critical Thinking and Contemporary Issues
194(74)
Think About It!
195(1)
Critical Thinking Versus Random Thinking
196(1)
Benefits and Uses of Critical Thinking
197(1)
Characteristics of Critical Thinking
197(35)
Flexibility
198(2)
Clear Purpose
200(2)
Organization
202(1)
Time and Effort
202(1)
Asking questions and Finding Answers
203(6)
Research
209(18)
Coming to Logical Conclusions
227(5)
What Is a Contemporary Issue?
232(6)
Determining What Is at Issue
234(1)
Distinguishing Among Opposing Viewpoints
235(1)
Expressing a Personal Viewpoint
236(2)
Eye on Vocabulary
238(13)
Looking Back
251(1)
Think Again!
251(1)
The Dashing Detective
252(2)
Mastery Test 4-1
254(3)
Mastery Test 4-2
257(8)
Mastery Test 4-3
265(3)
Basic Problem Solving
268(53)
Think About It!
269(1)
Problem-Solving Exercise
270(1)
What Is a Problem?
270(1)
What Is a Solution?
271(1)
How Do You Solve Problems?
272(1)
Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
272(1)
A Basic Method for Personal Problem Solving
272(4)
Step 1: Identifying the Problem
273(1)
Step 2: Gathering Information and Determining If the Problem Can Be Broken Down
273(1)
Step 3: Thinking About Possible Solutions and Weighing the Advantages and Disadvantages of Each
274(1)
Step 4: Choosing a Possible Solution
275(1)
Step 5: Checking Back on the Problem and the Possible Solution
276(1)
Applying the Method to a Typical Problem Situation
276(10)
Eye on Vocabulary
286(20)
Looking Back
306(1)
Think Again!
306(2)
The Dashing Detective
308(2)
Mastery Test 5-1
310(2)
Mastery Test 5-2
312(3)
Playing Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson
315(6)
Part 3 Critical Reading: Evaluating what you Read 321(174)
Using Inference
322(44)
Think About It!
323(1)
Problem-Solving Exercise
324(1)
What Is Critical Reading?
325(1)
Drawing Inferences
326(7)
Using Knowledge to Infer
327(1)
Using Experience to Infer
328(1)
Using Clues to Infer
329(4)
Looking at the World with a Questioning Mind
333(1)
Using Inferences with Contemporary Issues and Problem Solving
333(5)
Eye on Vocabulary
338(13)
Looking Back
351(1)
Think Again!
351(3)
The Dashing Detective
354(2)
Mastery Test 6-1
356(3)
Mastery Test 6-2
359(2)
Mastery Test 6-3
361(5)
Distinguishing Between Facts and Opinions
366(26)
Think About It!
367(1)
Problem-Solving Exercise
368(1)
Why Distinguish Between Facts and Opinions?
369(1)
What Is a Fact?
370(1)
What Is an Opinion?
371(1)
Facts and Opinions in Combination
372(1)
Relating Facts and Opinions to Problem Solving and Contemporary Issues
373(1)
Eye on Vocabulary
374(9)
Looking Back
383(1)
Think Again!
383(1)
The Dashing Detective
384(2)
Mastery Test 7-1
386(1)
Mastery Test 7-2
387(2)
Mastery Test 7-3
389(3)
Recognizing Purpose and Tone
392(44)
Think About It!
393(2)
Problem-Solving Exercise
395(1)
The Importance of Recognizing Purpose
395(8)
To Inform
396(2)
To Persuade
398(2)
To Entertain
400(2)
Combination of Purposes
402(1)
Eye on Vocabulary
403(7)
The Importance of Recognizing Tone
410(5)
Matter-of-Fact Tone
411(1)
Humorous Tone
411(1)
Angry Tone
412(1)
Sad Tone
413(1)
Ironic Tone
413(2)
Eye on Vocabulary
415(7)
Looking Back
422(1)
Think Again!
422(2)
The Dashing Detective
424(2)
Mastery Test 8-1
426(3)
Mastery Test 8-2
429(5)
Mastery Test 8-3
434(2)
Looking at Advertisements with a Critical Eye
436(59)
Think About It!
437(2)
Problem-Solving Exercise
439(1)
Advertisements and Critical Thinking
440(1)
Evaluating an Advertisement
441(13)
How Does It Try to Catch the Interest of Readers?
441(1)
To Whom Is It Designed to Appeal?
442(1)
What Is It Trying to Persuade Readers to Buy, Do, or Think?
443(1)
What Benefit to Readers Is It Stressing?
444(1)
How Convincing Is It?
445(9)
Eye on Vocabulary
454(14)
Looking Back
468(1)
Think Again!
468(4)
The Dashing Detective
472(2)
Mastery Test 9-1
474(5)
Mastery Test 9-2
479(1)
Mastery Test 9-3
480(9)
Mastery Test 9-4
489(3)
The Dashing Detective
492(2)
Playing Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson
494(1)
Holmes and Watson to the Rescue One Last Time
494(1)
Glossary 495(4)
Credits 499(6)
Index 505


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