Guide to College Reading focuses on the key areas of reading comprehension, vocabulary improvement, and textbook reading. Critical thinking and metacognition are hallmarks of the McWhorter series. Critical thinking is incorporated throughout the book in instruction, exercises, and readings. Metacognitive activities include teaching readers how to evaluate their own learning styles to increase their ability to read college-level material successfully. Exercises that ask readers to respond by writing sentences and paragraphs after reading help make the critical connection between these two activities. umerous diagrams and drawings help readers visualize how reading material can be organized. High-interest photographs and artwork appeal to the visual learner. Chapter-ending readings give immediate practice for chapter skills and aid in transferring these skills to actual reading situations. Learning Style Tips reinforce material introduced earlier throughout the book and teach readers how to apply knowledge of their individual learning styles to learn new skills. For those interested in developing their reading skills at the 6th-9th grade level.
To the Instructor.
To the Student.
How Do You Read?
1. Successful Attitudes Toward Reading and Learning.
I. VOCABULARY: THE KEY TO MEANING.
2. Using Context Clues.
3. Learning Word Parts.
4. Learning New Words.
II. COMPREHENSION SKILLS.
5. Reading as Thinking.
6. Understanding Sentences.
7. Understanding Paragraphs: Stated and Implied Ideas.
8. Understanding Paragraphs: Supporting Details and Transitions.
9. Following the Author's Thought Patterns
III. TEXTBOOK READING SKILLS.
10. Reading Textbook Chapters.
11. Reading Graphics and Electronic Information.
12. Organizing and Remembering Information.
IV. CRITICAL READING.
13. Interpreting the Writer's Message and Purpose.
14. Evaluating: Asking Critical Questions.
V. FICTION MINI READER.
Reading and Interpreting Short Stories.
The Story of an Hour, Kate Chopin.
The Chief's Knife: A Yoruba Folktale.
The Chaser, John Collier.
The Tell-Tale Heart, Edgar Allen Poe.
Pa Sees Again, Edwina Streeter Dixon.
The Lady or the Tiger? Frank Stockton.
VI. READING SELECTIONS.
Living Life to the Fullest, Maya Angelou.
The Meaning of Work, Rodrigo Joseph Rodriguez.
How to Ace a Job Interview, Richard Koonce.
Hispanic, USA: The Conveyor-Belt Ladies, Rose Del Castillo Cuilbault.
The Case for Selling Human Organs, Ronald Bailey.
A Guard's First Night on the Job, William Recktenwald.
A Day on Wheels, Cheryl A. Davis.
Learn to Handle Stress, David Mahoney and Richard Restak.