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Making Connections : Reading and Understanding College Textbooks

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Pub. Date:
8/2/2004
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Summary

Develop the critical reading skills you need to complete college assignments with MAKING CONNECTIONS. This textbook uses actual textbook chapters, research articles and literary pieces as reading material to help you hone your critical reading skills.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Acknowledgments xv
Note to the Instructor xvii
Note to the Student xix
PART ONE Reading Skills
1(2)
Unit 1 The Student's Role as Learner
3(8)
Motivation and PQ3R
3(2)
Preview
4(1)
Question
4(1)
Read
4(1)
Recite
5(1)
Review
5(1)
Textbook Difficulty---What to Do
5(1)
Metacognition
6(1)
Learning Styles
7(1)
Scheduling Your Time
8(3)
Unit 2 Vocabulary Skills: Context and Word Part Clues
11(18)
Understanding Textbook Vocabulary
13(16)
Determining Meaning from Context Clues
13(5)
Definition
13(1)
Restatement or Synonym
14(1)
Example
14(1)
Details or Explanation
14(1)
Comparison
15(1)
Contrast or Antonym
15(1)
Exercise 1: Using Context Clues
15(3)
Determining Meaning from Word Parts
18(6)
Prefixes
19(1)
Roots
20(1)
Suffixes
21(1)
Exercise 2: Using Word Part Clues
21(1)
Exercise 3: Using Context and Word Part Clues
22(1)
Practice with Periodicals
23(1)
Journal Entry
23(1)
Textbook Link
23(1)
Remembering Content-Related Terms
24(5)
Using Meaningful Examples to Remember Definitions
24(1)
Exercise 4: Using Meaningful Examples to Remember Definitions
24(2)
Visual Aids as a Memory Tool
26(1)
Exercise 5: Using Visual Aids to Improve Memory
27(2)
Unit 3 Comprehension Skills: Understanding Passages and Graphics
29(54)
Finding Main Ideas
30(26)
Determining Stated Main Ideas
30(2)
Placement of a Main Idea Sentence
32(24)
Main Ideas in First Sentences
32(1)
Main Ideas in the Final Sentences
33(1)
Main Ideas Midparagraph
33(1)
Exercise 6: Finding Stated Main Ideas I
34(2)
Exercise 7: Finding Stated Main Ideas II
36(2)
Determining Implied Main Ideas
38(2)
Exercise 8: Determining Implied Main Ideas I
40(2)
Exercise 9: Determining Implied Main Ideas II
42(3)
Exercise 10: Determining Mixed Stated and Implied Main Ideas
45(3)
Determining the Main Idea of Longer Selections
48(3)
Writing a Summary of an Article
51(1)
Sample Summary: ``Food Fight''
52(3)
Practice with Periodicals
55(1)
Journal Entry
55(1)
Textbook Link
55(1)
Determining Organizational Patterns
56(13)
Organizational Patterns of Expository Writing
56(13)
Example or List
56(2)
Comparison or Contrast
58(1)
Cause and Effect
58(1)
Definition
59(1)
Time Order
59(1)
Classification
60(1)
Exercise 11: Determining Organizational Patterns and Important Details I
61(3)
Exercise 12: Determining Organizational Patterns and Important Details II
64(4)
Practice with Periodicals
68(1)
Journal Entry
68(1)
Textbook Link
68(1)
Reading and Interpreting Graphics
69(14)
Seven Types of Graphics
69(6)
Illustration
70(1)
Table
71(1)
Pie Chart
72(1)
Line Graph
73(1)
Map
74(1)
Bar Graph
75(1)
Flow Chart
76(7)
Exercise 13: Reading and Interpreting Graphics
77(4)
Practice with Periodicals
81(1)
Reading Journal Entry
81(1)
Textbook Link
81(2)
Unit 4 Critical Thinking Skills: Understanding an Author's Intent
83(36)
Making Inferences
84(15)
Skills to Use in Making an Inference
84(15)
Distinguishing between Connotation and Denotation
84(1)
Interpreting Figurative Language
85(1)
Interpreting Idioms
86(1)
Exercise 14: Interpreting Figurative Language
87(1)
Making an Inference
87(1)
Exercise 15: Making Inferences
88(10)
Practice with Periodicals
98(1)
Journal Entry
98(1)
Textbook Link
98(1)
Determining Facts and Opinions
99(6)
Distinguishing Facts from Opinions
99(1)
Exercise 16: Distinguishing Facts from Opinions
100(1)
Supporting Opinions with Facts
100(5)
Exercise 17: Identifying Facts that Support Opinions
102(2)
Practice with Periodicals
104(1)
Journal Entry
104(1)
Textbook Link
104(1)
Reading and Answering Test Questions
105(14)
Bloom's Levels of Thinking
105(1)
Objective Test Questions
106(6)
Sample Knowledge Question
106(1)
Sample Comprehension Questions
106(1)
Sample Application Questions
107(1)
Sample Analysis Question
108(1)
Exercise 18: Reading and Answering Test Questions
109(3)
Essay Questions
112(3)
Synthesis and Evaluation
112(1)
Understand the Question: Key Words
113(1)
Answer the Entire Question
114(1)
Check the Number of Points Awarded for Each Answer
114(1)
Begin Answers with a Topic Sentence
114(1)
Practice with Periodicals
114(1)
Journal Entry
115(1)
Textbook Link
115(1)
Preparing for and Taking the Test
115(2)
Before the Exam
115(1)
During the Exam
115(1)
After the Exam
116(1)
Exam Review
117(2)
PART TWO Applying Study/Reading Techniques to Textbook Chapters
119(2)
Unit 5 Four Textbook Chapters
121(232)
Health
122(58)
Preview
122(3)
Survey the Chapter
123(1)
Make Connections
124(1)
Journal Entry
124(1)
Monitor
125(10)
Taking Notes
125(1)
Determining the Notes to Write
126(9)
Recite
135(8)
Key Word Column
135(2)
Journal Entry
137(1)
Continue Notetaking
137(6)
Review
143(5)
Review Your Notes
143(1)
Methods of Studying
144(1)
Key Word Column
144(1)
Summaries
144(1)
Vocabulary Cards
144(1)
Concept Maps
144(2)
Practice Tests
146(1)
Study Guide
147(1)
Predicted Test Questions
147(1)
Recording and Listening
147(1)
Group or Partner Study
147(1)
Prepare for the Test
147(1)
Review the Test
148(1)
Journal Entry
148(1)
Health Study Guide Practice Test
148(4)
Part I
148(1)
Part II
149(1)
Part III
150(2)
Health Textbook Chapter: ``Personal Stress Management''
152(28)
American History
180(50)
Preview
180(2)
Summary
180(1)
Survey the Chapter
181(1)
Make Connections
181(1)
Journal Entry
182(1)
Monitor
182(12)
How to Mark and Annotate
182(1)
Determining What to Mark and Annotate
183(11)
Journal Entry
194(1)
Recite
194(1)
Review
194(3)
Review Your Notes
194(1)
Methods of Studying
194(1)
Summaries
194(1)
Key Name and Date Cards
195(1)
Concept Maps
195(1)
Time Line
195(1)
Study Guide
196(1)
Predicted Test Questions
196(1)
Group or Partner Study
196(1)
Recording and Listening
196(1)
Visualizing
196(1)
Using Maps
196(1)
Prepare for the Test
196(1)
After the Test
196(1)
Journal Entry
196(1)
American History Study Guide Practice Test
197(7)
Part I
197(1)
Part II
198(1)
Part III
199(5)
American History Textbook Chapter: ``The Furnace of Civil War''
204(26)
Business: Human Resource Management and Motivation
230(57)
Preview
230(2)
Survey the Chapter
230(1)
Make Connections
231(1)
Journal Entry
232(1)
Monitor
232(7)
How to Outline
232(1)
Determining the Notes for Your Outline
233(1)
Outlining the Chapter
233(6)
Journal Entry
239(1)
Recite
239(3)
Continue Outlining
239(3)
Review
242(2)
Review Your Notes
242(1)
Methods of Studying
242(1)
Summaries
242(1)
Vocabulary Cards
242(1)
Concept Maps
242(1)
Practice Tests
243(1)
Study Guide
243(1)
Predicted Test Questions
243(1)
Recording and Listening
243(1)
Group or Partner Study
244(1)
Prepare for the Test
244(1)
After the Test
244(1)
Journal Entry
244(1)
Business Study Guide Practice Test
244(8)
Part I
244(1)
Part II
245(2)
Part III
247(2)
Part IV
249(2)
Application Exercises
251(1)
Business Textbook Chapter: ``Human Resource Management and Motivation''
252(35)
Psychology
287(66)
Preview
287(1)
Survey the Chapter
287(1)
Make Connections
287(1)
Monitor
288(1)
Recite
288(1)
Review
289(1)
Review Your Notes
289(1)
Methods of Studying
289(1)
Prepare for the Test
290(1)
After the Test
290(1)
Psychology Study Guide Practice Test
290(23)
The Psychodynamic Approach
290(9)
The Humanistic Approach
299(2)
The Trait Approach
301(4)
The Social Cognitive Approach
305(3)
End-of-Chapter Quiz
308(5)
Psychology Textbook Chapter: ``Personality''
313(40)
PART THREE Periodical Research
353(2)
Unit 6 Reading and Taking Notes from Periodicals
355(34)
Sample Notes for a Research Card
356(1)
A Note on Plagiarism
356(1)
Health Articles
357(9)
Reading and Writing Activities for ``Alternate and Complementary Modalities for Managing Stress and Anxiety''
361(4)
Reading and Writing Activities for ``10 Simple Ways to Manage Stress''
365(1)
American History Articles
366(8)
Reading and Writing Activities for ``Women in Battle in the Civil War''
370(4)
Reading and Writing Activities for ``Lincoln's Last Hours''
374(1)
Business Articles
374(6)
Reading and Writing Activities for ``Beyond the Suggestion Box''
377(3)
Reading and Writing Activities for ``Comparative Competitive Aspects of Japanese Use of Human Resources Vis-a-Vis United States and Canada''
380(1)
Psychology Articles
380(9)
Reading and Writing Activities for ``Self-Esteem and Self-Efficacy of College Students with Disabilities''
387(1)
Reading and Writing Activities for ``Is Freud Finished?''
388(1)
Appendix A Answers to Practice Tests 389(12)
Appendix B Reading Essays about Literary Works 401(10)
Appendix C Selected Answers to the Part I Exercises 411(10)
Index 421(4)
Credits 425


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