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Mindscapes : Critical Reading Skills and Strategies,9780618889433

Mindscapes : Critical Reading Skills and Strategies

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9780618889433

ISBN10:
0618889434
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/20/2010
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Cengage Learning
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Summary

MINDSCAPES, a college reading text based on the premise that the brain learns best through organization of information, shows students the way to success by teaching them to think about reading in a way that will not only increase their ability to read, but also their desire to read, their comprehension and their memory.

Table of Contents

Reading for Structure. (Theme: The Brain: Memory, Learning and Substance Use)
Understanding Structure: Active Reading Strategies
Pre Assessment: 5 Things You Must Never Forget by Greg Soltis
Study Strategies: Using Your Motivation, Time Management, and Learning
Styles Motivation: The Key to Success
On Your Own: Are You Motivated
Setting Achievable Goals Quick Tips: 10 Tips for Setting Goals
On Your Own: Setting Your Long-Term, Intermediate, & Short-Term Goals Time Management
Learning Styles VARK Quick Tips: Working with Your VARK
Learning Style Before, During, After Reading Multiple Intelligences
Quick Tips: Choose Your Study Environment
On Your Own: Applying Study Skills to Goal Setting
Active Reading Metacognition
Memory and How the Brain Processes Information Sensory
Memory Working (Short Term)
Memory Long
Term Memory Forgetting
Quick Tips: Memory and Study Strategies for College Success
Purpose for Reading Surveying and Previewing a Reading
Surveying a Reading Questioning: Creating Guide Questions
Thinking It Through: Formulating Good Guide Questions
On Your Own: Surveying a Reading Previewing a Reading
Identifying Topic
Thinking It Through: Identifying Topic
Quick Tips: Identifying Topic
On Your Own: Identifying Topic
Holistic Reading Strategies SQ3R and SQ4R PQ4R KWL
On Your Own: Applying Reading Strategies
Vocabulary Strategy: Using Context Clues
Thinking It Through: Using Context Clues
On Your Own: Using Context Clues
Understanding Graphics: Applying Topic and Questioning to Visual Aids
Thinking It Through: Applying Questioning to Graphs
On Your Own: Applying Questioning to Graphs
Applications
The Three R's of Remembering: Record, Retain, Retrieve
Increase Your Memory Power
Inside the Mind of a Savant
Post Assessment: The Spotless Mind by Michael Rosenwald
Understanding Structure: Patterns of Organization and Supporting Details
Pre Assessment: Alcohol Stunts Neuron Generation by Carolyn Seydel
Recognizing Patterns of Organization
The Importance of Patterns of Organization
Quick Tips: Benefits of Recognizing Patterns of Organization
How to View Patterns of Organization
What Function Do Patterns of Organization Serve
The Role of Transition Words
Supporting Details
Major and Minor Details
Categories of Organizational Patterns
Patterns That List
Quick Tips: When Is a List a List
Patterns That Explain
Patterns That Analyze
Quick Tips: Steps to Determining Organizational Pattern
Thinking It Through: Mixed Patterns
On Your Own: Identifying Patterns of Organization in Shorter Passages
Thinking It Through: Identifying an Overall Pattern of Organization in Longer Readings
Quick Tips: Patterns of Organization Facts On Your Own: Identifying Topic and Patterns
Relationships between Ideas
Thinking It Through: Finding Relationships between Ideas On Your Own: Finding Relationships between Ideas
Study Strategy: Paraphrase to Aid Comprehension
Thinking It Through: Paraphrasing a Reading
On Your Own: Paraphrasing a Reading
Quick Tips: How to Paraphrase
Vocabulary Strategy: Identifying Prefixes and Suffixes
Prefixes
On Your Own: Using Prefixes to Alter the Meaning of a Word Suffixes
On Your Own: Using Suffixes to Alter the Part of Speech of a Word
Understanding Graphics: Identifying Patterns and Supporting Details
Thinking It Through: Seeing the Relationships between Ideas in Graphics
On Your Own: Seeing the Relationship between Ideas in Graphics
Applications
Is Marijuana Dangerous?
Alcohol and the Adolescent Brain
Drugs and the Brain
Post Assessment: Trading for a High
Unit 1 Textbook Application
Laura Freberg, " Chapter 16 Psychological Disorders", from Discovering Biological Psychology
Reading for Main Ideas. (Theme: Communication and Conflict Across Cultures
Understanding Explicit Main Ideas
Pre-Assessment: The Differences between Boys and Girls
At the Office by Marjory Weinstein
Author'S Purpose
To Inform
To Instruct
To Persuade
To Entertain On Your Own: Determining an Author's Purpose
Main Idea
Purpose Is Linked to Main Idea Topic, Purpose, Pattern for Supporting Details and Main Idea Are Intertwined
The Difference between Topic and Main Idea
Quick Tips: Things to Remember about Main Idea Finding the Main Idea
Quick Tips: Steps to Finding the Main Idea
Quick Tips: Steps to Checking the Main Idea
Where Are Explicit Main Ideas Located
Explicit Main Idea in a Whole Reading
Explicit Main Idea in a Subsection of a Reading
Explicit Main Idea in a Paragraph--The Topic Sentence
On Your Own: Determining Topic Sentences within Paragraphs
Thinking It Through: Finding the Main Idea of a Whole Reading On Your Own: Finding the Main Idea
Study Strategy: Summarizing to Express Main Idea and Supporting Details
Quick Tips: Summary Essentials
How to Write a Summary Thinking It Through: Summarizing a Reading
On Your Own: Summarizing a Reading
Vocabulary Strategy: Recognizing Root Words
On Your Own: Recognizing Root Words
Understanding Graphics: Finding the Main Idea in Visual Aids
On Your Own: Finding the Main Idea in Bar Graphs
Applications
We Just Clicked
Diversity and Cultural Contacts: Interpreting through Different I's
MySpace Faces Stiff Competition in Japan
Post Assessment: The Pitfalls of E-mail
Understanding Implied Main Ideas
Pre-Assessment: Like Humans, Chimps Bow to Social Pressure by Bjorn Carey
Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions
Inferences and Your Background Knowledge Quick Tips: Steps to Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions
Thinking It Through: Making Reasonable Inferences & Drawing Logical Conclusions
On Your Own: Making Reasonable Inferences & Drawing Logical Conclusions
Implied Main Idea
Topic + Existing Sentence = Implied Main Idea
Sentence + Sentence = Implied Main Idea
General Statement Based on Supporting Details= Implied Main Idea
Steps to Finding the Implied Main Idea
Quick Tips: Writing Implied Main Idea Statements
On Your Own: Finding Implied Main Ideas in Paragraphs
Thinking It Through: Finding the Implied Main Idea of a Longer Reading
On Your Own: Finding the Implied Main Idea of a Whole Reading
On Your Own: Formulating Implied Main Ideas
Understanding Graphics: Finding Implied Main Ideas in Visual Aids and Cartoons
On Your Own: Finding Implied Main Ideas in Visual Aids and Cartoons
Vocabulary Strategy: Understanding Figurative Language
On Your Own: Recognizing Figurative Language
Study Strategy: Reading and Understanding Literature
Quick Tips: Steps to Finding the Main Idea of Literature Elements to Consider When Reading Literature
Quick Tips: Elements to Consider When Reading Literature
Thinking It Through: Analyzing a Poem
On Your Own: Analyzing a Poem
Applications
Organized Crime - American Mafia
A Brief History of the Salem Witch Trials
The Lottery
Post Assessment: Study: Office Bullies Create Workplace 'Warzone
Unit 2 Textbook Application
Perry/Baker/Hollinger, "Chapter 24 World War I and Its Aftermath: The Last Generation and the Jazz Age" from The Humanities in the Western Tradition
Reading for Study. (Theme: Education and Responsibility)
Understanding Text Marking and Annotation
Pre Assessment: Losing Global Ground by Lynn Olson
Study Strategies: Critical Thinking and Using Question/Answer Relationships (QAR) As A Study Aid
Reading Rate
Quick Tips: Calculating Reading Rate
Using Textbook Features
On Your Own: Finding Textbook Features
Marking and Annotating Text
Why Use Text Marking
How to Mark a Text Quick Tips: Suggested Techniques for Marking a Text
Quick Tips: The "SOUL" Method of Taking Notes
Thinking It Through: Marking a Text
On Your Own: Marking a Text
Vocabulary Strategy: Improving Your College-level Vocabulary
Using a Dictionary Recognizing Common College Vocabulary
On Your Own: Using the Dictionary with the Top 100 Vocabulary Words
Quick Tips: Recognizing Commonly Misused Words
Understanding Graphics: Reading Complex Tables
Thinking It Through: Applying Inference to a Complex Table
On Your Own: Reading Complex Tables
Get In, Show Up, Drop Out
Math Anxiety Saps Working Memory Needed To Do Math
Development of Achievement Motivation
Post Assessment: Linking Learning to Earning by Lynn Olson
Understanding Text Note-Taking
Pre Assessment: Arguments For and Against Social Responsibility
Study Strategies: Taking Notes in Class and Succeeding on Tests in College
Double Column Notes
Cornell Notes
Quick Tips: Taking Good College Notes in College Classes How to Take Tests in College
Objective Tests
Quick Tips: General Tips for Taking Objective Tests
Essay Exams
Types of Essay Questions
College Reading in the Disciplines
Note-Taking from Reading
Quick Tips: Using the SOUL Method for Taking Notes
Outlines
Thinking It Through: Creating an Outline
On Your Own: Creating an Outline
On Your Own: Creating a Topic Outline
Graphic Organizers: Webs, Clusters, Maps Charts
Double Column Notes
Quick Tips: Note-Taking Methods
Thinking It Through: Taking Notes from a Reading
On Your Own: Taking Notes from a Reading
Vocabulary Strategies: Studying Vocabulary
Textbook Glossaries
Learning Key Terms
Dedicated Notebook for Vocabulary
Vocabulary Cards
On Your Own: Create Vocabulary Cards
Understanding Graphics: Reading and Understanding Diverse Graphic Formats
On Your Own: Reading and Understanding Diverse Graphic Formats
Report: Teen Birth Rate Hits Record Low
Racial Injustice
Planet's Population Hit
6.5 Billion Saturday
Post Assessment Future Use of Natural Resources by Chernicoff, Fox, and Tanner
Unit 3 Textbook Application
Grace Huerta, " Chapter 4 Equity and Education Practice," from Diverse Histories, Diverse Perspectives
Reading Critically. (Theme: Crime, Medicine and Ethics)
Understanding Arguments
Pre Assessment: Innocent Suspects Confess Under Pressure By LiveScience Staff
Study Strategies: How to Read a Variety of Sources
How to Read an Essay
Quick Tips: Important Information to Note When Reading an Essay
How to Read a Newspaper Article Quick Tips: Important Information to Note When Reading a Newspaper Article
How to Read a Newspaper Editorial
Quick Tips: Important Information to Note When Reading an Editorial
How to Read a Research Study
The Structure of a Research Study
How to Approach Research Study Reading
Quick Tips: Important Information to Note When Reading a Research Study
Reading Controversial Text
Prescriptive Versus Descriptive Writing
Quick Tips: Distinguishing Prescriptive Writing from Descriptive Writing Mapping Arguments
Thinking It Through: Mapping an Argument
On Your Own: Mapping an Argument
Fact and Opinion
Quick Tips: Differences between Facts and Opinions
On Your Own: Recognizing Fact and Opinion
Types of Support for Arguments
Thinking It Through: Identifying Fact, Opinion, and Support for Point of View
On Your Own: Identifying Fact, Opinion, and Support for Point of View
Thinking It Through: Mapping an Argument and Recognizing Support
On Your Own: Mapping an Argument and Recognizing Support
Vocabulary Strategy: Recognizing
Bias and Tone: Denotation and Connotation and Loaded Language
Connotation and Denotation
Bias and Tone
Loaded Language On Your Own: Recognizing Loaded Language
Understanding Graphics: Distinguishing Fact from Opinion in Visuals
On Your Own: Distinguishing Fact from Opinion in Visuals
The Social Psychology of False Confessions: Compliance, Internalization, and Confabulation
Theory Links Lead Exposure, Crime
The Devil in Confessions
Post Assessment: The Real Crime: 1,000 Errors in Fingerprint Matching Every Year by LiveScience Staff
Evaluating Arguments
Pre Assessment: Doctors Back Plan to Store Medical Info Under Your Skin
Study Strategy: Recognizing Deductive and Inductive Reasoning
Deductive Reasoning Inductive Reasoning
Quick Tips: Recognizing Deductive and Inductive Reasoning
On Your Own: Recognizing Deductive and Inductive Reasoning
Deconstructing and Evaluating Arguments
Evaluating Reasoning in an Argument
Quick Tips: Steps to Evaluating an Argument
Determining If Support Is Relevant
Errors in Reasoning
Logical Fallacies: Unintentional Errors in Reasoning
Propaganda and Card Stacking: Intentional Errors in Reasoning
Quick Tips: Determining Validity or Relevance of Support
On Your Own: Identifying Errors in Reasoning
Determining If an Argument Is Sound
Quick Tips: Determining if an Argument Is Sound
Quick Tips: Recognizing Errors in Reasoning
On Your Own: Identifying Errors in Reasoning
Quick Tips: Evaluating an Argument
Thinking It Through: Evaluating an Argument
On Your Own: Evaluating an Argument
Vocabulary Strategy: Intended Meaning: Euphemisms and Doublespeak
Euphemisms
Doublespeak On Your Own: Identifying Euphemisms and Doublespeak
Understanding Graphics: Recognizing Propaganda in Advertisements
On Your Own: Identifying Propaganda in Advertisements
Preventing Memory Loss: Pro: Should we encourage use of scientific techniques to enhance memory and other cognitive functions?
Con: CON by Expert Group on Cognitive Enhancements
Our View: Organ Donations Fall Short
Financial Incentives Can Help by U.S.A Today editorial staff
Opposing view: Organs aren't commodities
Amnesia Is the New Bliss
Post Assessment: Hoping for a Girl
Unit 4 Textbook Application
Suzanne Samuels, "Chapter 14 Law and Medicine," from Law, Politics, and Society
Appendix
World & United States Maps
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