9780321037930

Guide to College Reading

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321037930

  • ISBN10:

    0321037936

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/1/1999
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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Summary

The lowest level book in McWhorter's best-selling, three-book reading series, Guide to College Reading is a practical, highly accessible text designed to improve vocabulary and comprehension skills. Numerous critical thinking and self-evaluation strategies reinforce the book's emphasis on reading as thinking. In addition, ten additional reading selections provide students with opportunities for practice. The book's streamlined approach focuses on the most important skills at this basic reading level (vocabulary, main idea, supporting detail, and patterns of organization, with some coverage of inference and critical reading).

Table of Contents

Contents v
To the Instructor xi
Quick Guide xvii
To the Student xix
Successful Attitudes toward Reading and Learning
1(28)
Part One Vocabulary: The Key to Meaning 29(86)
Using Context Clues
29(22)
Learning Word Parts
51(31)
Learning New Words
82(33)
Part Two Comprehension Skills 115(126)
Reading as Thinking
115(25)
Understanding Sentences
140(27)
Understanding Paragraphs: Main Ideas and Supporting Details
167(32)
Following the Author's Thought Patterns
199(42)
Part Three Textbook Reading Skills 241(104)
Reading Textbook Chapters
241(32)
Reading Graphic and Electronic Information
273(40)
Organizing and Remembering Information
313(32)
Part Four Critical Reading 345(118)
Interpreting the Writer's Message and Purpose
345(40)
Evaluating: Asking Critical Questions
385(31)
Reading Essays and Literature
416(47)
Part Five Reading Selections 463(52)
Progress Charts 515(2)
Endnotes 517(6)
Credits 523(8)
Index 531

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