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Table of Contents
Getting Started: Your Guide to Academic Success
PART 1 DEVELOPING A BASIS FOR READING AND LEARNING
Chapter 1 Developing Your Efficiency and Flexibility
Chapter 2 Active Reading and Learning
Chapter 3 Strengthening Your Word Power
PART 2 IMPROVING YOUR COMPREHENSION
Chapter 4 Main Ideas and Paragraph Structure
Chapter 5 Patterns: Relationships Among Ideas
Chapter 6 Reading Essays and Articles
PART 3 READING CRITICALLY
Chapter 7 Critical Analysis
Chapter 8 Evaluating Arguments and Persuasive Writing
PART 4 READING AND LEARNING FROM COLLEGE TEXTS
Chapter 9 Techniques for Learning Textbook Material
Chapter 10 Learning and Retention Strategies
Chapter 11 Interpreting Visuals and Evaluating Online Sources
PART 5 APPLICATION OF TEXTBOOK READING SKILLS
Chapter 12 Sample Sociology Textbook Chapter: Application of Skills
PART 6 INCREASING YOUR RATE AND FLEXIBILITY
Chapter 13 Skimming and Scanning
Chapter 14 Techniques for Reading Faster
Appendix A A Guide to Taking Exit Exams
Appendix B Words-per-Minute Conversion Chart
Appendix C Reading Progress Graph