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Guide To College Reading,9780321276452

Guide To College Reading

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Pub. Date:
1/1/2006
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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Quick Guide to the Book xxiii
How Do You Read? 1(2)
Successful Attitudes Toward Reading and Learning
3(29)
Start with a Positive Attitude
6(2)
Build Your Concentration
8(3)
Analyze Your Learning Style
11(1)
Learning Style Questionnaire
11(8)
Pay Attention to Comprehension Signals
19(3)
Work on Improving Your Comprehension
22(10)
Self-Test Summary
25(1)
Getting More Practice with . . . Learning
26(1)
Test-Taking Tips: Starting with the Right Attitude
27(1)
Mastery Test 1: Reading Selection: Primary Colors, Kim McLarin
28(4)
Part One: Vocabulary: The Key to Meaning
32(99)
Using Context Clues
32(27)
What Is Context?
33(1)
Types of Context Clues
33(14)
The Limitations of Context Clues
47(12)
Self-Test Summary
48(1)
Getting More Practice with . . . Context Clues
49(1)
Test-Taking Tips: Using Context
50(1)
Mastery Test 1: Vocabulary Skills
51(2)
Mastery Test 2: Vocabulary Skills
53(1)
Mastery Test 3: Vocabulary Skills
54(1)
Mastery Test 4: Reading Selection: Climbing Mount Everest, Seaborn ``Beck'' Weathers
55(4)
Learning Word Parts
59(37)
Finding Meanings in Compound Words
60(1)
Learning Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes
61(2)
Prefixes
63(7)
Roots
70(4)
Suffixes
74(5)
How to Use Word Parts
79(17)
Self-Test Summary
84(1)
Getting More Practice with . . . Word Parts
85(1)
Test-Taking Tips: Using Word Parts
86(1)
Mastery Test 1: Vocabulary Skills
87(2)
Mastery Test 2: Vocabulary Skills
89(1)
Mastery Test 3: Vocabulary Skills
90(1)
Mastery Test 4: Reading Selection: The Dolphin Affair, Dan Greenburg
91(5)
Learning New Words
96(35)
Word Information Sources
98(3)
Using Your Dictionary
101(15)
Pronouncing Unfamiliar Words
116(2)
A System for Learning New Words
118(13)
Self-Test Summary
119(1)
Getting More Practice with . . . Learning New Words
120(1)
Test-Taking Tips: Taking Vocabulary Tests
121(1)
Mastery Test 1: Dictionary Skills
122(1)
Mastery Test 2: Dictionary Skills
123(2)
Mastery Test 3: Dictionary Skills
125(1)
Mastery Test 4: Reading Selection: She Said Yes! She Said Yes! She Said Yes!, Michael Kernan
126(5)
Part Two: Comprehension Skills
131(161)
Reading as Thinking
131(29)
Preview
132(7)
Develop Questions to Guide Your Reading
139(2)
Read for Meaning
141(1)
Test Your Recall as You Read
142(1)
Review After You Read
142(1)
Building a System: SQ3R
142(18)
Mastering Vocabulary
146(1)
Self-Test Summary
147(1)
Getting More Practice with . . . Reading as Thinking
148(1)
Test-Taking Tips: Reading Comprehension Test Passages
149(1)
Mastery Test 1: Thinking Skills
150(1)
Mastery Test 2: Thinking Skills
151(2)
Mastery Test 3: Thinking Skills, The Real World: Bilingual Children, John G. Conger and Nancy L. Galambos
153(3)
Mastery Test 4: Reading Selection: Body Piercing and Tattooing: Risks to Health, Rebecca J. Donatelle
156(4)
Understanding Paragraphs: Topics and Main Ideas
160(45)
General and Specific Ideas
161(5)
Identifying the Topic
166(3)
Finding the Stated Main Idea
169(1)
Identifying Topic Sentences
170(6)
Implied Main Ideas
176(29)
Mastering Vocabulary
192(1)
Self-Test Summary
193(1)
Getting More Practice with . . . Topics and Main Ideas
194(1)
Test-Taking Tips: Answering Questions on the Topic and Main Idea
195(1)
Mastery Test 1: Inference Skills
196(1)
Mastery Test 2: Paragraph Skills
197(2)
Mastery Test 3: Paragraph Skills
199(2)
Mastery Test 4: Reading Selection: Don't Ask, Deborah Tannen
201(4)
Understanding Paragraphs: Supporting Details and Transitions
205(38)
Recognizing Supporting Details
206(10)
Types of Supporting Details
216(6)
Transitions
222(6)
Paraphrasing Paragraphs
228(15)
Mastering Vocabulary
229(1)
Self-Test Summary
230(1)
Getting More Practice with . . . Supporting Details and Transitions
231(1)
Test-Taking Tips: Answering Questions About Supporting Details
232(1)
Mastery Test 1: Sentence Skills
233(1)
Mastery Test 2: Paragraph Skills
234(2)
Mastery Test 3: Paragraph Skills
236(2)
Mastery Test 4: Reading Selection: The Beautiful Laughing Sisters--An Arrival Story, Mary Pipher
238(5)
Following the Author's Thought Patterns
243(49)
Six Common Thought Patterns
244(29)
Other Useful Patterns of Organization
273(19)
Mastering Vocabulary
279(1)
Self-Test Summary
280(1)
Getting More Practice with . . . Thought Patterns
281(1)
Test-Taking Tips: Answering Questions About Thought Patterns
282(1)
Mastery Test 1: Identifying Patterns
283(1)
Mastery Test 2: Identifying Patterns
284(1)
Mastery Test 3: Identifying Patterns
285(3)
Mastery Test 4: Reading Selection: Right Place, Wrong Face, Alton Fitzgerald White
288(4)
Part Three: Textbook Reading Skills
292(127)
Reading Textbook Chapters
292(38)
Textbook Learning Aids
293(7)
How Textbook Chapters Are Organized
300(3)
Approaching Textbooks in New Fields of Study
303(2)
Reading Technical Material
305(25)
Mastering Vocabulary
316(1)
Self-Test Summary
317(1)
Getting More Practice with . . . Reading Textbooks
318(1)
Test-Taking Tips: Studying for Exams in Your Other Courses
319(1)
Mastery Test 1: Textbook Skills
320(1)
Mastery Test 2: Textbook Skills
321(2)
Mastery Test 3: Textbook Skills
323(4)
Mastery Test 4: Reading Selection: Legible Clothing, Joseph A. DeVito
327(3)
Reading Graphic and Electronic Sources
330(52)
A General Approach to Graphics
332(2)
Types of Graphics
334(22)
Using Electronic Study Aids
356(1)
Reading and Evaluating Internet Sources
357(25)
Self-Test Summary
366(1)
Getting More Practice with . . . Reading Graphic and Electronic Sources
367(2)
Mastery Test 1: Graphic Skills
369(2)
Mastery Test 2: Graphic Skills
371(2)
Mastery Test 3: Graphic Skills
373(3)
Mastery Test 4: Reading Selection: Diversity in U.S. Families, James M. Henslin
376(6)
Organizing and Remembering Information
382(37)
Highlighting and Marking
383(8)
Outlining
391(4)
Mapping
395(3)
Summarizing
398(3)
Immediate and Periodic Review
401(18)
Mastering Vocabulary
403(1)
Self-Test Summary
404(1)
Getting More Practice with . . . Organizing and Remembering Information
405(1)
Test-Taking Tips: Using Highlighting and Summarizing
406(1)
Mastery Test 1: Highlighting Skills
407(2)
Mastery Test 2: Mapping and Summarizing Skills
409(2)
Mastery Test 3: Outlining Skills
411(3)
Mastery Test 4: Reading Selection: Planning a Fitness Program, Rebecca J. Donatelle
414(5)
Part Four: Critical Reading
419(80)
Interpreting the Writer's Message and Purpose
419(43)
Connotative Meanings
420(3)
Implied Meanings
423(10)
Figurative Language
433(5)
Understanding the Author's Purpose
438(24)
Mastering Vocabulary
448(1)
Self-Test Summary
449(1)
Getting More Practice with . . . Interpreting the Writer's Message and Purpose
450(1)
Test-Taking Tips: Answering Inference Questions
451(1)
Mastery Test 1: Interpretative Skills
452(1)
Mastery Test 2: Interpretative Skills
453(2)
Mastery Test 3: Interpretative Skills
455(2)
Mastery Test 4: Reading Selection: Dreams for Sale, Kenneth R. Weiss
457(5)
Evaluating: Asking Critical Questions
462(37)
What Is the Source of the Material?
463(2)
Is an Internet Source Reliable?
465(1)
What Is the Authority of the Author?
466(1)
Does the Writer Make Assumptions?
467(1)
Is the Author Biased?
468(1)
Is the Writing Slanted?
469(2)
How Does the Writer Support His or Her Ideas?
471(4)
Is It Fact or Opinion?
475(5)
Does the Writer Make Value Judgments?
480(19)
Mastering Vocabulary
486(1)
Self-Test Summary
486(1)
Getting More Practice with . . . Evaluating
487(1)
Test-Taking Tips: Answering Questions About Sources
488(1)
Mastery Test 1: Critical Reading Skills
489(1)
Mastery Test 2: Critical Reading Skills
490(2)
Mastery Test 3: Critical Reading Skills
492(3)
Mastery Test 4: Reading Selection: Arming Myself with a Gun Is Not the Answer, Bronwyn Jones
495(4)
Part Five: A Fiction Minireader
499(29)
Reading and Interpreting Short Stories
500(28)
The Story of an Hour
500(4)
Kate Chopin
Thank You, M'am
504(5)
Langston Hughes
The Chaser
509(5)
John Collier
The Tell-Tale Heart
514(6)
Edgar Allan Poe
The Lady, or the Tiger?
520(8)
Frank R. Stockton
Part Six: A Contemporary Issues Minireader
528(49)
Issue 1: Vegetarianism
529(13)
Why Go Veg?
529(7)
Barbara Tunick
``I Don't Eat Red Meat'': A Health Strategy or a Platitude?
Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter
536(6)
Issue 2: Gay Marriage
542(10)
Why the M Word Matters to Me: Only Marriage Can Bring a Gay Person Home
542(6)
Andrew Sullivan
Should Gay Marriage Be Legally Recognized? No.
548(4)
Ron Crews
Issue 3: The Right to Die
552(11)
What to Do About Terri
552(6)
Richard Jerome
Lori Rozsa
Don Sider
When Living Is a Fate Worse than Death
558(5)
Christine Mitchell
Issue 4: Human Organ Sales
563(14)
The Case for Selling Human Organs
563(6)
Ronald Bailey
In Science's Name, Lucrative Trade in Body Parts
569(8)
John M. Broder
Sandra Blakeslee
Charlie LeDuff
Andrew Pollack
Progress Charts 577(2)
Endnotes 579(8)
Credits 587(7)
Index 594


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