9780205574834

Efficient and Flexible Reading (with MyReadingLab)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205574834

  • ISBN10:

    0205574831

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/21/2007
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

Efficient and Flexible Readingteaches 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 Readingteaches 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

Preface
Developing a Basis for Reading and Learning
Developing Your Efficiency and Flexibility Analyzing
Your Reading Efficiency Analyzing
Your Learning Style Developing Reading Flexibility Principles of Efficiency and Flexibility Evaluating
Your Rate and Flexibility Critical Thinking Tip #1 Developing Critical Thinking Skills
Summary Reading
ldquo;How to Brag About Yourself to Win and Hold a New Jobrdquo; Reading
ldquo;Talking A Stranger Through the nightrdquo;
Active Reading and Learning Reading and Thinking Actively Improving
Your Concentration Monitoring
Your Comprehension Prereading and Predicting Developing Guide Questions
Critical Thinking
Tip #2 Developing a Questioning Mind-Set Summary Reading
ldquo;Profile of a Terroristrdquo; Reading
ldquo;Just Walk On By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Spacerdquo;
Strengthening Your Word Power Expanding
Your Vocabulary Using Contextual Aids Analyzing Word Parts
Using Word Mapping to Expand Your Vocabulary
A System for Learning Unfamiliar Words
Using Vocabulary Reference Sources Critical Thinking Tip #3 Vague Versus Clear Meanings
Summary Reading
ldquo;My Black Skin Makes My White Coat Vanishrdquo; Reading
ldquo;Stem cell Therapy: Promise and Realityrdquo; Academic Scenario
Main Ideas and Paragraph Structure Paragraph Organization
Identifying the Topic Finding the Main Idea and Topic Sentence Implied Main Idea Developing
Expectations as You Read Major and Minor Supporting Details
Types of Supporting Details Using Transitions Critical Thinking
Tip #4 Recognizing Your Own Bias
Summary Reading
ldquo;The Appreciation of Humorrdquo; Reading
ldquo;Privacy on the Webrdquo;
Patterns: Relationships Among Ideas How Recognizing a Pattern Improves Recall
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