Efficient and Flexible Reading

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2002
  • Publisher: Longman
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Efficient and Flexible Reading teaches students how to vary their approach to written texts based on the material and their purpose for reading. In addition to instruction in literal and critical comprehension skills, vocabulary, and study skills, 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 text 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. The sixth edition brings the book and the course into the 21st Century. The revision addresses the Internet as an ever-expanding source of information and its use in an academic setting.

Table of Contents

Contents ix
Disciplinary Readings xvii
Preface xxi
Welcome to Reading in the 21st Century 1(32)
PART 1 Developing a Basis for Reading and Learning 33(118)
Developing Your Efficiency and Flexibility
Active Reading and Learning
Strengthening Your Word Power
PART 2 Improving Your Comprehension 151(144)
Main Ideas and Paragraph Structure
Patterns: Relationships Among Ideas
Reading Essays and Articles
PART 3 Reading and Learning from College Texts 295(118)
Graphic and Visual Literacy
Learning and Retention Strategies
Techniques for Learning Textbook Material
PART 4 Reading Critically 413(100)
Critical Analysis
Evaluating Arguments and Persuasive Writing
Evaluating Internet Sources
PART 5 Increasing Your Rate and Flexibility 513(82)
Skimming and Scanning
Techniques for Reading Faster
PART 6 Multiple-Choice Questions for Even-Numbered Reading Selections 595(26)
Appendix A Words-Per-Minute Conversion Chart
Appendix B Reading Progress Graph
Credits 621(12)
Index 633

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