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Opening Doors,9780073407180

Opening Doors

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6th
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9780073407180

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0073407186
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Pub. Date:
1/12/2010
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McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

The new sixth edition of Joe Cortina and Janet Elder'sOpening Doors: Understanding College Readingcontinues to offer a clear, effective, and systematic way to approach college reading assignments. Its twenty-seven full-length reading selections and two chapter-length selections, culled from textbooks and other college-level materials, provide ample opportunities for integrated, recursive practice of essential reading comprehension skills, critical reading and thinking skills, and study strategies.

Table of Contents

* - New reading selections for this edition
Orientation: Preparing and Organizing Yourself for Success in College
Making Yourself Successful in College
Skills: Doing What Successful Students Do
Motivating Yourself
Setting Your Goals
Identifying Your Learning Style
Managing Your Time
Setting Up a Weekly Study Schedule
Making the Most of Your Study Time
Planning Further Ahead: Creating a Monthly Assignment Calendar and Using a Daily "To Do" List
Creating Your Summary: Developing Chapter Review Cards
Reading Selections:
"Why Go To College?" from P.O.W.E.R. Learning: Strategies for Success in College and Life
"Getting Ready for Prime Time: Learning the Skills Needed to Succeed Today and Tomorrow" from Understanding Business
"Saved" from The Autobiography of Malcolm X, as told to Alex Haley (Autobiography)
Approaching College Reading and Developing A College-Level Vocabulary
Skills: Understanding the Reading Process
Improving Your Reading
Predicting as You Read
Monitoring Your Comprehension
Adjusting Your Reading Rate
Developing a College-Level Vocabulary
Using Context Clues
Using Word-Structure Clues
Using a Dictionary Pronunciation Key
Understanding Denotations and Connotations of Words
Understanding Figurative Language
A Word about Standardized Reading Tests: Vocabulary in Context and Figurative Language Questions
Creating Your Summary: Developing Chapter Review Cards
Reading Selections:
"Making It Happen: Creating Positive Change to Become a Peak Performer" (Student Success)
"Fighting Terrorism in a Global Age" (History)
"A Whale of a Survival Problem"
Approaching College Assignments: Reading Textbooks and Following Directions
Skills:College Textbooks: A Method for Reading and Studying Effectively
The SQ3R Study System
Prepare to Read
Ask and Answer Questions to Enhance Your Reading
Review by Rehearsing the Answers to Your Questions
Following Directions in Textbooks and on Tests
Guidelines for Following Directions
Example: Directions from a Textbook
Example: Directions for a Test
Creating Your Summary: Developing Chapter Review Cards
Reading Selections:
"African Americans: The Struggle for Equality"
"Parenthood: Now, Later, ...Never?"
"Art in the Service of Religion"
Comprehension: Understanding College Textbooks by Reading for Ideas
Determining the Topic and the Stated Main Idea
Skills: The Topic of a Paragraph
What is the Topic of a Paragraph, and Why is it Important? Determining and Expressing the Topic
The Stated Main Idea of a Paragraph
What is a Stated Main Idea, and Why is it Important?
Locating the Stated Main Idea Sentence
How to Tell if you have Identified the Stated Main Idea Sentence
How to Avoid Two Common Errors in Locating a Stated Main Idea
Stated Overall Main Ideas in Longer Passages
A Word about Standardized Reading Tests: Topics and Stated Main Ideas
Creating Your Summary: Developing Chapter Review Cards
Test Your Understanding: Determing the Topic and Stated Main Idea
Reading Selections:
"A Warning to Students: Plagiarism, Term Papers and Web Research"
"Latinos: An Emerging Influence in the United States"
"Muhammed"
Formulating Implied Main Ideas
Skills: Implied Main Ideas in Paragraphs
What is an Implied Main Idea? Why is Formulating Implied Main Ideas Important?
Formulating an Implied Main Idea
Steps to Follow
Threee formulas for Using Information in a Paragraph to Formulate the MainThree
Requirements for Correctly Formulated Main Idea Sentences
Implied Overall Main Ideas in Longer Passages
A Word about Standardized Reading Tests: Implied Main Ideas
Creating Your Summary: Developing Chapter Review Cards
Test Your Understanding: Formulating Implied Main Ideas
Reading Selections:
"Identity Theft: You are at Risk" (Personal Finance)
"Violence in Television and Video Games: Does the Media's Message Matter?" (Psychology)
"Demography"
Identifying Supporting Details
Skills: Supporting Details in Paragraphs
What are Supporting Details? Why are Supporting Details Important?
Identifying and Listing Supporting Details
Major and Minor Details, and How to Tell the Difference
A Word about Standardized Reading Tests: Supporting Details
Creating Your Summary: Developing Chapter Review Cards
Test Your Understanding: Identifying Supporting Details
Reading Selections:
"Shaping Your Health: The Millenial Generation and Early Adulthood"
"America's Most Popular Drug: Caffeine" (Health)
"What Can Be Done to Help Third World Countries?" From A Beginner's Guide to the World Economy
Recognizing Authors' Writing Patterns
Skills: Patterns of Writing
What are Authors' Writing Patterns? Why is Recognizing Writing Patterns Important?
Recognizing Authors' Writing Patterns
List Pattern
Sequence Pattern
Definition Pattern
Comparison-Contrast Pattern
Cause-Effect Pattern
Spacial Order Pattern
Avoid Seeing Everything as a List
Other Writing Patterns
Addition Pattern
Generalization and Example Pattern
Statement and Classification Pattern
Summary Pattern
Mixed Pattern
Relationships within and between Sentences
A Word about Standardized Reading Tests: Authors' Writing Patterns
Creating Your Summary: Developing Chapter Review Cards
Test Your Understanding: Part One - Basic Writing Patterns
Reading Selections:
"E-Commerce? It's E-Normous!" (Business)
"The Development of Rock Music and Rock in American Society"
"Reactions to Impending Death"
Reading Critically
Skills: What is Critical Reading?
Critical Reading Skills
Determining an Author's Purpose
Determining an Author's Intended Audience
Determining an Author's Point of View, tone, and intended meaning
A Word about Standardized Reading Tests: Critical Reading
Creating Your Summary: Developing Chapter Review Cards
Reading Selections:
Prologue from The Illustrated Man
"Think Before You Speak: Public Speaking in a Multicultural World"
From The Things They Carried
Thinking Critically
Skills: What is Critical Thinking, and Why is it Important?
Critical Thinking Skills
Why Readers Fail to Think Critically
Distinguishing Facts from Opinions and Determining Whether Opinions Are Well Supported
Making Inferences and Drawing Logical Conclusions
Evaluating an Author's Argument
Distinguishing between Deductive and Inductive Reasoning
Identifying Propaganda Devices
A Word about Standardized Reading Tests: Critical Thinking
Creating Your Summary: Developing Chapter Review Cards
Test Your Understanding: Thinking Critically
Reading Selections:
"Poverty in America and Improving Social Welfare through Public Education" (Government)
"Sport Utility Vehicles: How Do I Hate Thee? Let Me Count the Ways"
"Take Out the Trash, and Put It...Where?"
Systems for Studying Textbooks: Developing a System that Works for You
Selecting and Organizing Textbook Information
Skills: Studying Better Rather Than Harder
Three Keys to Studying College Textbooks
Selectivity
Organization
Rehearsal
Using Textbook Features
Marking Textbooks: Underlining, Highlighting, and Annotating
Taking Notes from Textbooks: Outlining, Mapping, and Summarizing
Taking Notes on a Laptop
Guidelines for Outlining
Guidelines for the Cornell Method of Note-Taking
Guidelines for Mapping
Guidelines for Summarizing
Interpreting Graphs and Visual Aids
Bar Graphs
Line Graphs
Pie Charts
Tables
Photographs
Diagrams
Flowcharts
Maps
Cartoons
Creating Your Summary: Developing Chapter Review Cards
Reading Selection:
"The Age of Globalization"
Rehearsing Textbook Information and Preparing for Tests
Skills: Rehearsal and Memory
Studying for Tests
General Guidelines
Five-Day Test Review Plan
Creating Review Cards to Prepare for a Test
Creating Test Review Sheets
Creating Your Summary: Developing Chapter Review Cards
Reading Selection:
"Cultural Diversity: Family Strengths and Challenges"
Glossary of Key Reading and Study Skills Terms
A List of Word Parts: Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes
United States Map, World Map and List of World Capitals
List of Reading Selection Vocabulary from the Vocabulary-in-Context Exercises for each Reading Selection
Credits
Index
Vocabulary Log
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