9780205736577

Efficient and Flexible Reading

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205736577

  • ISBN10:

    0205736572

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/3/2010
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

In Efficient and Flexible Reading, Kathleen McWhorter uses a variety of strategies and tools (including Learning Style assessments) to teach readers how to be active readers and adapt key reading skills and strategies to whatever college text they encounter. The clear instruction, examples, and skill application regarding the key reading skills prepare students for their future coursework by focusing on college reading skills and strategies.

Table of Contents

Prefac e

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

Credits

Index

 

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