9780321051073

Efficient and Flexible Reading

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321051073

  • ISBN10:

    0321051076

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2002
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

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
33(32)
Active Reading and Learning
65(41)
Strengthening Your Word Power
106(45)
PART 2 Improving Your Comprehension 151(144)
Main Ideas and Paragraph Structure
151(45)
Patterns: Relationships Among Ideas
196(46)
Reading Essays and Articles
242(53)
PART 3 Reading and Learning from College Texts 295(118)
Graphic and Visual Literacy
295(40)
Learning and Retention Strategies
335(41)
Techniques for Learning Textbook Material
376(37)
PART 4 Reading Critically 413(100)
Critical Analysis
413(32)
Evaluating Arguments and Persuasive Writing
445(33)
Evaluating Internet Sources
478(35)
PART 5 Increasing Your Rate and Flexibility 513(82)
Skimming and Scanning
513(39)
Techniques for Reading Faster
552(43)
PART 6 Multiple-Choice Questions for Even-Numbered Reading Selections 595(26)
Appendixes
Appendix A Words-Per-Minute Conversion Chart
618(2)
Appendix B Reading Progress Graph
620(1)
Credits 621(12)
Index 633

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