9780321012449

Efficient and Flexible Reading

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321012449

  • ISBN10:

    0321012445

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/1/1998
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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Summary

Encouraging students to read actively and critically, to approach reading as a thinking process, and to analyze their own reading and learning strategies, "Efficient and Flexible Reading" teaches students how to vary their approach to written texts based on the material and their purpose for reading. "Efficient and Flexible Reading" teaches students how to identify text structures and thought patterns for more efficient learning. Emphasizing reading as an active thinking process, the author presents systems for monitoring concentration, comprehension, and recall, encouraging students to assess the reading assignment and to select the appropriate strategy to suit the situation.

Table of Contents

UNIT 1: Developing a Basis for Reading and Learning 1(101)
Developing Your Efficiency and Flexibility
3(21)
Active Reading and Learning
24(40)
Strengthening Your Word Power
64(37)
UNIT 2: Using Text Structure to Improve Your Comprehension 101(132)
Main Ideas and Paragraph Structure
103(44)
Patterns: Relationships Among Ideas
147(37)
Reading Essays and Articles
184(49)
UNIT 3: Reading and Learning from College Texts 233(120)
Graphic, Visual, and Electronic Literacy
235(44)
Learning and Retention Strategies
279(38)
Techniques for Learning Textbook Material
317(36)
UNIT 4: Reading Critically 353(90)
Language and Literature
355(32)
Critical Analysis
387(26)
Evaluating Arguments and Persuasive Writing
413(30)
UNIT 5: Increasing Your Rate and Flexibility 443(2)
Skimming and Scanning
445(37)
Techniques for Reading Faster
482
Appendixes
Appendix A: Learning Style Questionnaire
A1
Appendix B: Multiple-Choice Questions for Even-Numbered Reading Selections
A6
Appendix C: Words-Per-Minute Conversion Chart
A28
Appendix D: Reading Progress Graph
A29

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