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Making Reading Real (with NEW MyReadingLab with Pearson eText Student Access Code Card),9780321761187

Making Reading Real (with NEW MyReadingLab with Pearson eText Student Access Code Card)



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This skills-based Reading text/series addresses a major challenge in the course -- engaging students -- by giving them diverse and relevant readings with integrated coverage of learning styles.

Author Biography

About Sharon Snyders

Sharon Snyders has been helping community college and university students to become better readers and achieve their personal and career goals for over twenty years. Sharon received Ivy Tech Community College’s top teaching award, the Glenn W. Sample Award for Excellence in Instruction, in 2005. She has also been honored with the President’s Award for Excellence in Instruction and received the NISOD Award for Excellence. Sharon serves as the Program Chair for Academic Skills Advancement - Reading, and has served in the past as chair of the College and Life Success program. She has not only conducted extensive educational research, but has also presented at numerous state and national conferences over the years. Currently Sharon serves as the President-Elect of INADE, The Indiana Association of Developmental Educators, and is actively involved in serving her college and her community through various committees and volunteer activities.

Sharon is passionate about enabling all students to be empowered with knowledge, inspiration, and hope as they discover the pleasure and opportunity reading creates. She lives in Indiana with her husband, daughter, dog, and two cats. Sharon enjoys walking in the woods, listening to music, visiting people, and exploring new places. She especially loves to read and share learning ideas with students and colleagues. Please contact her at

Table of Contents

A Note to Students




Unique Features of this Text




Get Ready to Learn  


Chapter 1 Vocabulary

Theme: Adjusting to College 


Chapter 2 Main Ideas

Theme: Life Relationships 


Chapter 3 Supporting Details

Theme: Time Management


  Chapter 4 Implied Main Ideas

Theme: Global Issues


Chapter 5 Patterns of Organization

Theme: Money Management


Chapter 6 Advanced Patterns of Organization

Theme: Money Management 


Chapter 7 Facts and Opinions

Theme: Current Social Issues — Politics, Populations, and Poverty


Chapter 8 Inferences

Theme: Goal Setting and Achievement


  Chapter 9 Purpose and Tone

Theme: Entertainment — Movies, Music, Food, Sports, and Hobbies  


Chapter 10 Critical Thinking

Theme: Health and Wellness


Appendix A — Reading in Math


Appendix B — Visual Rhetoric

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