9780134118734

Guide to College Reading Plus MyReadingLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package

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  • Edition: 11th
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  • Copyright: 1/8/2016
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Proceeds logically from literal comprehension to critical interpretation and response

Guide to College Reading empowers students by helping them develop the skills needed for the diverse reading demands of college courses, and it helps them to become active learners and critical thinkers. Organized into six parts, it guides students from comprehension to application–with ample opportunity to practice skills and engage with exercises. Guide to College Reading focuses on the key areas of reading comprehension, vocabulary improvement, and textbook reading; concurrently, it addresses the learning characteristics, attitudes, and motivational levels of reading students.

 

Personalize learning with MyReadingLab™

MyReadingLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to complement this text by further engaging students and improving results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them develop their reading skills — ultimately promoting transference of those skills to college-level work. Key exercises and readings from McWhorter’s text are available within MyReadingLab, strengthening the connection between the classroom and students’ independent work. 

 

0134118731 / 9780134118734  Guide to College Reading Plus MyReadingLab with Pearson eText — Access Card Package, 11/e

 

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Author Biography

Kathleen McWhorter is the author of numerous textbooks in the fields of developmental reading, writing, integrated reading and writing, and study skills, as well as in freshman composition. She has over 35 years of teaching experience at the secondary and college levels and has taught reading, writing, and study skills at both a community college and a 4-year college. She holds a doctoral degree in reading education and learning skills.

Table of Contents

Part I:  SUCCESS IN COLLEGE READING

 

1.  Reading and Learning: Getting Started

Understand What Is Expected in College

Build Your Concentration

Analyze Your Learning Style

Improve Your Comprehension

Read and Think Visually

Use Writing to Learn

Learn from and with Other Students

Self-Test Summary

Going Online

Mastery Test 1: READING SELECTION: “The Allure of Disaster,” Eric G. Wilson

 

2.  An Overview of College Textbook Reading

Textbooks as Learning Tools

Before Reading: Preview and Activate Background Knowledge

Develop Questions to Guide Your Reading

During Reading: Read for Meaning and Test Your Recall as You Read

Read to Understand Graphics and Visual Aids

After Reading: Review After You Read

Build a Reading-Study System: SQ3R

Self-Test Summary

Going Online

Mastery Test 1: READING SELECTION: “Looking for Love,” Jenifer Kunz

Mastery Test 2: READING SELECTION: “Saving Species,” Colleen Belk and Virginia Borden Maier

 

3.  Organizing and Remembering Information

Highlighting and Marking

Paraphrasing Sentences and Paragraphs

Outlining

Mapping

Summarizing

Immediate and Periodic Review

Self-Test Summary

Going Online

Mastery Test 1: READING SELECTION: “Applying Psychology to Everyday Life: Are You Sleep Deprived?” Saundra K.
     Ciccarelli and J. Noland White

Mastery Test 2: READING SELECTION: “Corporate Social Responsibility,” Michael R. Solomon, Mary Anne Poatsy, and
     Kendall Martin

 

 

Part II:  VOCABULARY: THE KEY TO MEANING

 

4.  Using Context Clues

What Is Context?

Types of Context Clues

The Limitations of Context Clues

Self-Test Summary

Going Online

Mastery Test 1: READING SELECTION: “Compulsive or Pathological Gambling,” Rebecca J. Donatelle

Mastery Test 2: READING SELECTION: “Paying It Forward,” Teresa Audesirk, Gerald Audesirk, and Bruce E. Byers

 

5.  Using Word Parts and Learning New Words

Learn Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes

Learn New Words

Select and Use a Dictionary

Pronounce Unfamiliar Words

Resources for Learning New Words

Self-Test Summary

Going Online

Mastery Test 1: READING SELECTION: “The ‘McDonaldization’ of Society,” John J. Macionis

Mastery Test 2: READING SELECTION: “How Can You Study When You Can’t Eat? The Invisible Problem of Hunger on Campus,”
     Stacia L. Brown

 

 

Part III:  COMPREHENSION AND LEARNING SKILLS

 

6.  Understanding Paragraphs: Topics and Main Ideas

General and Specific Ideas

Identify the Topic

Find the Stated Main Idea

Identify Topic Sentences

Implied Main Ideas

Self-Test Summary

Going Online

Mastery Test 1: READING SELECTION: “Communicating Through Objects,” Joseph A. DeVito

Mastery Test 2: READING SELECTION: “What Is Veiling?” Banu Gökariksel

 

7.  Understanding Paragraphs: Supporting Details and Transitions

Recognize Supporting Details

Types of Supporting Details

Transitions

Self-Test Summary

Going Online

Mastery Test 1: READING SELECTION: “Let There Be Dark,” Paul Bogard

Mastery Test 2: READING SELECTION: “The Big Win: Life After the Lottery,” James M. Henslin

 

8.  Following the Author’s Thought Patterns

Six Common Thought Patterns

Other Useful Patterns of Organization

Self-Test Summary

Going Online

Mastery Test 1: READING SELECTION: “Right Place, Wrong Face,” Alton Fitzgerald White

Mastery Test 2: READING SELECTION: “Why More People Are Single,” Nijole V. Benokraitis

 

 

Part IV:  CRITICAL READING SKILLS

 

9.  Interpreting the Writer’s Message and Purpose

Connotative Meanings

Implied Meanings

Figurative Language

Understand the Author’s Purpose

Tone

Language

Self-Test Summary

Going Online

Mastery Test 1: READING SELECTION: “The Doctor Will E-mail You Now,” Consumer Reports

Mastery Test 2: READING SELECTION: “You Must Be This Old to Die,” Nicholas St. Fleur

 

10.  Evaluating: Asking Critical Questions

What Is the Source of the Material?

What Is the Authority of the Author?

Is an Internet Source Appropriate, Accurate, and Timely?

Does the Writer Make Assumptions?

Is the Author Biased?

Is the Writing Slanted?

How Does the Writer Support Ideas?

Is It Fact or Opinion?

Does the Writer Make Value Judgments?

Self-Test Summary

Going Online

Mastery Test 1: READING SELECTION: “Reality Check: Reality TV Does Not Make You Feel Better,” Rosie Molinary

Mastery Test 2: READING SELECTION: “Vigilantes: When the State Breaks Down,” James M. Henslin

 

 

Part V:  A FICTION MINI-READER

Reading and Interpreting Short Stories

The Story of an Hour

     Kate Chopin

The Tell-Tale Heart

    Edgar Allan Poe

Little Brother™

    Bruce Holland Rogers

Reading and Interpreting Novels

Prologue from Water for Elephants

    Sara Gruen

 

 

Part VI:  A CONTEMPORARY ISSUES MINI-READER

Reading About Controversial Issues

ISSUE 1: CELEBRITIES AND ATHLETES AS ACTIVISTS

Why Celebrity Activism Does More Harm than Good

    Andres Jimenez

After Ferguson, Staten Island, Cleveland, Athletes Are Becoming Activists Again

    Dave Sheinin

Analyzing and Synthesizing Ideas

 

 

ISSUE 2: THE MARKETING OF HUMAN ORGANS

Is Selling Human Organs Really So Unethical?

    Andrew Crane and Dirk Matten

Ethicists, Philosophers Discuss Selling of Human Organs

    Corydon Ireland

Analyzing and Synthesizing Ideas

 

 

ISSUE 3: THE INTERNET AND TECHNOLOGY

Is Internet Addiction a Real Thing?

    Maria Konnikova

Internet Use on Mobile Phones in Africa Predicted to Increase 20-Fold

    David Smith

Analyzing and Synthesizing Ideas

 

 

ISSUE 4: REVIVING EXTINCT SPECIES

Pro: The Case for Reviving Extinct Species

    Stewart Brand

Con: The Case Against Species Revival

    Stuart Pimm

Analyzing and Synthesizing Ideas

 

 

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