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Efficient and Flexible Reading

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9780321146076

ISBN10:
0321146077
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2005
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Summary

Efficient and Flexible Reading teaches readers 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 readers 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 seventh edition expands coverage of the most crucial skills in both basic reading comprehension and higher-level critical reading: main ideas, patterns of organization, transitions, and critical analysis. For those who want to improve basic reading skills.

Table of Contents

Disciplinary Readings xvii
Preface xxi
Reading Is for Everyone
PART 1 Developing a Basis for Reading and Learning
1(114)
Developing Your Efficiency and Flexibility
1(30)
Analyzing Your Reading Efficiency
1(2)
Analyzing Your Learning Style
3(8)
Developing Reading Flexibility
11(7)
Principles of Efficiency and Flexibility
18(1)
Evaluating Your Rate and Flexibility
18(4)
Critical Thinking Tip #1 Developing Critical-Thinking Skills
20(2)
Summary
22(9)
Reading Selection 1 ``How to Brag About Yourself to Win and Hold a New Job''
23(4)
Reading Selection 2 ``Talking a Stranger Through the Night''
27(4)
Active Reading and Learning
31(42)
Reading and Thinking Actively
31(7)
Improving Your Concentration
38(5)
Monitoring Your Comprehension
43(3)
Prereading and Predicting
46(13)
Developing Guide Questions
59(3)
Critical Thinking Tip #2 Developing a Questioning Mind-Set
61(1)
Summary
62(11)
Reading Selection 3 ``Profile of a Terrorist''
63(5)
Reading Selection 4 ``Just Walk On By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Space''
68(5)
Strengthening Your Word Power
73(42)
Expanding Your Vocabulary
74(4)
Using Contextual Aids
78(9)
Analyzing Word Parts
87(4)
A System for Learning Unfamiliar Words
91(3)
Using Vocabulary Reference Sources
94(9)
Critical Thinking Tip #3 Vague Versus Clear Meanings
102(1)
Summary
103(12)
Reading Selection 5 ``Archaeological Sites''
104(4)
Reading Selection 6 ``Why the Sky Is Blue, Sunsets Are Red, and Clouds Are White''
108(5)
Academic Scenario
113(2)
PART 2 Improving Your Comprehension
115(142)
Main Ideas and Paragraph Structure
115(54)
Identifying the Topic
116(6)
Finding the Main Idea
122(21)
Developing Expectations as You Read
143(2)
Major and Minor Supporting Details
145(7)
Types of Supporting Details
152(3)
Using Transitions
155(4)
Critical Thinking Tip #4 Recognizing Your Own Bias
158(1)
Summary
159(10)
Reading Selection 7 ``The Appreciation of Humor''
160(4)
Reading Selection 8 ``Privacy on the Web''
164(5)
Patterns: Relationships Among Ideas
169(54)
How Recognizing a Pattern Improves Recall
170(1)
Common Organizational Patterns
171(33)
Other Useful Patterns of Organization
204(5)
Using Transitional Words
209(2)
Critical Thinking Tip #5 Analyzing Cause-Effect Relationships
210(1)
Summary
211(12)
Reading Selection 9 ``Electronic Monitoring: An Alternative to Imprisonment''
212(5)
Reading Selection 10 ``How Students Get Lost in Cyberspace''
217(6)
Reading Essays and Articles
223(34)
Reading Essays
224(10)
Reading Articles
234(9)
Analyzing Essays and Articles
243(2)
Critical Thinking Tip #6 Evaluating Research Sources
244(1)
Summary
245(12)
Reading Selection 11 ``Will We Control the Weather?''
247(5)
Reading Selection 12 ``Alternative Drug Testing Update''
252(4)
Academic Scenario
256(1)
PART 3 Reading and Learning from College Texts
257(116)
Techniques for Learning Textbook Material
257(36)
Highlighting Techniques
258(6)
Annotating and Making Marginal Notations
264(3)
Paraphrasing
267(4)
Outlining
271(4)
Mapping to Show Relationships
275(3)
Summarizing Information
278(4)
Critical Thinking Tip #7 Annotating and Critical Thinking
281(1)
Summary
282(11)
Reading Selection 13 ``The Supreme Court in Action''
284(4)
Reading Selection 14 ``Are We Alone in the Universe?''
288(5)
Learning and Retention Strategies
293(41)
Using the Organization of Textbook Chapters
293(5)
Applying Effective Recall Strategies
298(6)
Reading and Learning with the SQ3R System
304(7)
Reading Scientific/Technical Material
311(12)
Critical Thinking Tip #8 Using Your Background Knowledge and Experience
323(1)
Summary
323(11)
Reading Selection 15 ``Problem Solving''
325(4)
Reading Selection 16 ``The Value of Pet Ownership''
329(5)
Graphic and Visual Literacy
334(39)
Why Graphics Are Used
334(3)
A Strategy for Reading Graphics
337(1)
Integrating Text and Graphics
338(3)
Types of Graphics
341(18)
Critical Thinking Tip #9 Analyzing Statistics
358(1)
Summary
359(14)
Reading Selection 17 ``Homeostasis''
360(5)
Reading Selection 18 ``Pangaea: The Supercontinent and the Effects of Its Breakup''
365(7)
Academic Scenario
372(1)
PART 4 Reading Critically
373(130)
Critical Analysis
373(50)
Grasping Denotative and Connotative Meanings
374(3)
Making Inferences
377(10)
Distinguishing Between Fact and Opinion
387(7)
Recognizing Generalizations
394(1)
Identifying Tone
395(8)
Identifying the Author's Purpose
403(3)
Identifying Bias
406(2)
Understanding Figurative Language
408(3)
Critical Thinking Tip #10 Slanted Writing
410(1)
Summary
411(12)
Reading Selection 19 ``I Am a Japanese American''
413(4)
Reading Selection 20 ``Early Encounters with the Artist Within''
417(6)
Evaluating Arguments and Persuasive Writing
423(33)
Evaluating Source and Authority
424(2)
Reading Arguments
426(4)
Evaluating Arguments
430(7)
Errors in Logical Reasoning
437(9)
Critical Thinking Tip #11 Evaluating Emotional Appeals
445(1)
Summary
446(10)
Reading Selection 21 ``From a Vegetarian: Looking at Hunting from Both Sides Now''
448(3)
Reading Selection 22 ``Out of Time''
451(5)
Reading and Evaluating Internet Sources
456(47)
Locating Electronic Sources on the Web
457(2)
Tips for Locating Reliable Web Sites
459(3)
Evaluating the Content of a Web Site
462(2)
Evaluating the Accuracy of a Web Site
464(1)
Evaluating the Timeliness of a Web Site
465(1)
Evaluating the Purpose of a Web Site
466(10)
Evaluating the Structure of a Web Site
476(3)
A Checklist for Evaluating Web Sources
479(1)
Reading Electronic Text
480(3)
Developing New Ways of Thinking and Reading
483(6)
Critical Thinking Tip #12 Choosing Between Print and Internet Sources
488(1)
Summary
489(14)
Reading Selection 23 ``The Sweet Lure of Chocolate''
490(4)
Reading Selection 24 ``The Sandman Is Dead---Long Live the Sleep Deprived Walking Zombie''
494(6)
Academic Scenario
500(3)
PART 5 Increasing Your Rate and Flexibility
503(72)
Skimming and Scanning
503(33)
Skimming
503(12)
Scanning
515(9)
Critical Thinking Tip #13 Anticipating Your Reading Assignments
523(1)
Summary
524(12)
Reading Selection 25 ``Barriers to Effective Listening''
526(4)
Reading Selection 26 ``Stress Management: Personally Adjusting to Stress''
530(6)
Techniques for Reading Faster
536(39)
Eye-Movement Patterns
536(4)
Reading in Meaning Clusters
540(4)
Key Word Reading
544(8)
Using Transitional Words
552(1)
Rapid Reading Drills
553(5)
Pacing Techniques
558(2)
Rereading for Rate Increase
560(2)
Critical Thinking Tip #14 Recognizing Judgments
561(1)
Summary
562(13)
Reading Selection 27 ``Flirtation---The Signals of Attraction Deciphered''
563(5)
Reading Selection 28 ``The Functions and Effects of Music''
568(6)
Academic Scenario
574(1)
PART 6 Multiple-Choice Questions for Even-Numbered Reading Selections
575(21)
Appendix A Words-Per-Minute Conversion Chart 596(4)
Appendix B Reading Progress Graph 600(1)
Credits 601(12)
Index 613


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