9780205578054

Read to Succeed : A Thematic Approach to Academic Reading

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    9780205578054

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    0205578055

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/6/2009
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

Read to Succeed, an intermediate college reading textbook focusing on academic reading, was written to help master key reading skills and then transfer the skills to a variety of academic disciplines.

Table of Contents

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

CHAPTER 1: EDUCATION: American Education

CHAPTER 2: HEALTH: Nutrition

CHAPTER 3: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE: Global Warming

CHAPTER 4: E-COMMERCE: Internet Marketing

CHAPTER 5: TELECOMMUNICATIONS: The Cell Phone Revolution

CHAPTER 6: CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Criminal Investigation

CHAPTER 7: LIFE SCIENCE: Nursing

CHAPTER 8: PSYCHOLOGY: Human Nature

CHAPTER 9: BUSINESS: Entrepreneurship

CHAPTER 10: POLITICAL SCIENCE: American Government

APPENDIX: The Academic Word List

 

 

DETAILED TABLE OF CONTENTS

To the teacher

To the student

CHAPTER 1: EDUCATION - American Education

Introduction to the Discipline

Preview Questions

Interpreting a Cartoon

Discipline Specific Terminology Bank (Part of Speech, Meaning, Example Sentences)

Graphic Analysis: Reading as Information Predictors

Reading Selection 1: “Learning and Teaching a Two-Way Calle in Boston: Learning and Teaching a Two-way Calle in Boston” by Michelle Lefort, Special for USA TODAY

Reading Selection 2: “The Lowdown on Single-Sex Education” by Hannah Boyd, from Education.Com (2008) Biographical Profile: Dr. Ruth Simmons

Skill Focus: Guessing Meaning from Context

Reading Selection 3: “A Conversation with Eric Mazur: Using the ‘Beauties of Physics’ to Conquer Science Illiteracy” by Claudia Dreifus, New York Times, July 17, 2007

Debatable Topic: Should we Reward Good Grades with Money and Prizes?

Reading Selection 4: “Should We Reward Good Grades with Money and Prizes?” NEA Today, May 2004

From Reading to Writing: Reflective Journal

Reading Selection 5: Editorial and Response Letters: “How to Educate Young Scientists,” New York Times Editorial Board, July 3, 2006 

Connecting Reading with Standardized Testing: Determining Meaning from Context

Interview with a Professional in the Field of Education

Reading Selection 6: Textbook Application  from Foundations of American Education: Perspectives on Education in a Changing World, James A. Johnson, Diann L. Musial, Gene E. Hall, Donna M. Gollnick, and Victor L. Dupuis

Reading Selection 7: Additional Reading: Excerpt from “Teacher Man” Frank McCourt, Teacher Man (2005).

Suggested Resources on Education

Study Tips: Using Index Cards to Study Vocabulary

 

CHAPTER 2: HEALTH - Nutrition

Introduction to the Discipline

Preview Questions

Interpreting a Cartoon

Discipline Specific Terminology Bank

Vocabulary Development: Parts of Speech

Graphic Analysis: In-class and Fieldwork Health Surveys

Reading Selection 1: “Fat Chance” by Emile Bazelon, New York Times, May 6, 2007

Reading Selection 2: “Over the Limit? Americans young and old crave high-octane fuel, and doctors are jittery” by Nancy Shute, from US News & World Report, April 15, 2007

Biographical Profile: Dr. Charles Atkins

Skill Focus: Identifying Main Idea and Topic

Debatable Topic: Should Unhealthy Foods such as Soda, candy and Fast Food be Available in Public School and College Campuses?

Reading Selection 3A: “Bottlers Agree to a School Ban on Sweet Drinks” By Marian Burros and Melanie Warner, New York Times, May 04, 2006

Reading Selection 3B: “My Soda, My Choice” by Jonathan Panter, New York Times, May 15, 2006

Connecting Reading with Standardized Testing: Finding the Main Idea versus Identifying the Topic

Reading Selection 4: “The 9 Most Common Kitchen Mistakes even Healthy Women Make…and Why they’re Robbing your Food of Nutrients” by Amanda Pressner, from Shape.com Web site

Giving a Speech

From Reading to Writing: Making an Outline

Interview with a professional in the field of Nutrition

Reading Selection 5: Textbook Application from Nutrition: An Applied Approach, My Pyramid Edition, Janice Thompson and Melinda Manore

Study Tips: Skimming and Scanning

Reading Selection 6: Additional Reading: Study: “Ban on fast-food TV ads may cut obesity” USA Today (AP) November 20, 2008

Suggested Resources on Nutrition

 

CHAPTER 3: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE - Global Warming

Introduction to the Discipline

Preview Questions

Analyzing a Cartoon

Discipline Specific Terminology Bank

Graphic Analysis: Survey on Environmentalism

Reading Selection 1: “Global Warming Already Causing Extinctions, Scientists

Say” by Hannah Hoag, National Geographic News , November 28, 2006

Reading Selection 2: “To Fight Global Warming, Some Hang a Clothesline” by Kathleen A. Hughes, New York Times, April 12, 2007  

Biographical Profile: Al Gore

Skill Focus: Identifying Supporting Details

Reading Selection 3: “Going Green On Top” by Bryn Nelson, MSNBC, April 16, 2008

Reading 4: New York Times Readers Respond to “The Evidence for Global Warming,” July 8, 2006

Suggested Debate Topic: Should the government place stricter controls on energy consumption?

Reading Selection 5: “My Nobel Moment” by John R. Christy, Wall Street Journal,November 1, 2007

Connecting Reading Skills with Standardized Testing: Identifying Supporting Details

Reading Selection 6: Two Environmental Poems: “Meltwater” by Maggie Butts and “Give and Take” by Roger McGough, from Feeling the Pressure: Poetry and Science of Climate Change, edited by Paul Munden

Focus On Perspective: Town Hall Meeting on an Environmental Concern

From Reading to Writing: Taking Effective Notes

Interview with a Professional in the field of Environmental Science

Reading Selection 7: Textbook Application from Biology: Life on Earth, 8e, Teresa Audesirk, Gerald Audesirk, and Bruce E. Byers

Study Tips: Time Management

Reading Selection 8: Additional Reading: “The World’s Water Crisis” by Brian Howard E., The Environmental Magazine, Sept-Oct, 2003  

Suggested Resources on Environmental Science

 

CHAPTER 4: E-COMMERCE - Internet Marketing

Introduction to the Discipline

Preview Questions

Analyzing a Cartoon

Discipline Specific Terminology Bank

Graphic Analysis

Reading Selection 1: “www.FriesWithThat?.com” by Stephanie Rosenbloom, New York Times, August 05, 2007

Reading Selection 2: “Internet’s Gender Gap Narrows” by Joanna Glasner, from Wired.com Web site, March 21, 2006

Biographical Profile: Larry Page & Sergei Brin

Skill Focus: Making Inference

Suggested Debate Topic: Should the Government Regulate What Companies are Allowed to Market on the Internet?

Reading Selection 3: “Web Sites Go Fishing in TV’s Advertising Revenue Stream” by Eric Pfanner, New York Times, November 19, 2007

Reading Selection 4: “Got a search engine question? Ask Mr. Sullivan” by Jefferson Graham,

USA TODAY, August 1, 2006

From Reading to Writing: How to Write Better Memos

Connecting Reading Skills with Standardized Testing:  Making Inferences

Interview with a Professional in the Field of Internet Marketing

Reading Selection 5: Textbook Application from Internet Marketing

Study Tips: Communicating with the Professor

Reading Selection 6: Additional Reading: “China: Online Marketing Comes of Age,” from Businessweek.com Web site, June 12, 2007

Suggested Resources on E-Commerce

 

CHAPTER 5:  TELECOMMUNICATIONS - The Cell Phone Revolution

Introduction to the Discipline

Preview Questions

Analyzing a Cartoon

Discipline Specific Terminology Bank

Graphic Analysis

Reading Selection 1:  “Four Score and….Mind if I Take This?” by Ken Belson, New York Times, September 30, 2007

Reading Selection 2: “Wisconsin school violence leads to cell phone ban” on MSNBC.com, January 27, 2007

Biographical Profile: Steven Jobs

Skill Focus: Recognizing Author’s Tone

Reading Selection 3: “An iPhone Changed My Life (Briefly)” by Michelle Slatalla, New York Times, July 5, 2007

Reading Selection 4: “Cell Phones for Little Kids?” Letters to the New York Times, April 2, 2007

Suggested Debate Topic: Should students be allowed to bring their cell phones in School?

Reading Selection 5: “Multiple Perspectives” from NEA Today , February 2004.

Connecting Reading Skills with Standardized Testing: Determining the

Author’s Tone

From Reading to Writing: Paraphrasing

Interview with a Professional in the Field of Telecommunications

Reading Selection 6: Text Application from Introduction to Telecommunications, 2e, M. A. Rosengrant

Study Tips: Re-reading

Reading Selection 7: Additional Reading: “Upwardly Mobile in Africa” by Jack Ewing, Business Week , September 13, 2007

Suggested Resources on Telecommunications

 

CHAPTER 6: CRIMINAL JUSTICE - Criminal Investigation

Predicting Sub-Topics from General Theme

Introduction to the Field of Criminal Justice

Preview Questions

Analyzing a Cartoon

Discipline Specific Terminology Bank

In-class Survey

Fieldwork  

Graphic Analysis

CSI: You Solve the Case!

Reading Selection 1: “Free and Uneasy: A Long Road Back After Exoneration, and Justice Is Slow to Make Amends” by Janet Roberts and Elizabeth Stanton, New York Times, November 25, 2007

Reading Selection 2: “Schizophrenic teen looks for justice after murder” by Pauline Arrillaga, the Associated Press, April 16, 2006

Biographical Profile:  Johnny Cochran

Skill Focus: Fact vs. Opinion

Reading Selection 3: “Some say cop videos misleading” by William M. Welch, USA Today, November 30, 2006

Suggested Debate Topic: Should Juvenile Offenders Receive the Same Sentence as Adults?

Reading Selection 4: “On Juvenile Crime” from Criminal Justice Today, 10e, Frank Schmalleger

Connecting Reading Skills with Standardized Testing: Distinguishing Between Fact and Opinion

From Reading to Writing: Persuasive Writing

Interview with a Professional in the Discipline of Criminal Justice

Reading Selection 5: Text Application from Criminal Justice Today, 10e, Frank Schmalleger

Study Tips: Active Reading: Annotating and Highlighting

Reading 6: Additional Reading:  Excerpt from Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose, 1955. 

Suggested Resources on Criminal Justice

 

CHAPTER 7: LIFE SCIENCE - Nursing

Introduction to the Discipline

Preview Questions

Analyzing a Cartoon

Discipline Specific Terminology

Graphic Analysis

Reading Selection 1: “Junior Nursing Students Share Patient Stories,” Julia J. Freeman, MSN, RN, APN, C, from Include.nurse.com Web site, May 5, 2008

Reading Selection 2: “Men Are Much in the Sights of Recruiters in NursingBottom of Form” by Eve Tahmincioglu, New York Times, April 13, 2003

Biographical Profile: Florence Nightingale

Skill Focus: Patterns of Organization

Reading Selection 3: “Learning to Work Together” by Don Vaughan, from Include.nurse.com Web site, May 19, 2008

Suggested Debate Topic: Should American taxpayers be asked to cover the increasing cost of providing health care to the aging population?

Reading Selection 4: “Student Enrollment Rises in U.S. Nursing Colleges and Universities for the 6th Consecutive Year,”  from AACN.NCHE.EDU Web site

From Reading to Writing: How to write a summary

Connecting Reading Skills with Standardized Testing: Patterns of Organization  

Interview with a Professional in the Field of Nursing

Reading Selection 5: Textbook Application from Fundamental Nursing Care, 2e by Ramont and Niedringhaus, 2008

Reading Selection 6: Additional Reading: “A Nurse’s Story” by Peter Baida

Suggested Resources on Nursing

 

CHAPTER 8: PSYCHOLOGY - Human Nature

Predicting Sub-Topics from General Theme

Introduction to the Field of Psychology

Preview Questions

Analyzing a Cartoon

Discipline Specific Terminology Bank

In-class Survey

Fieldwork 

Graphic Analysis

Reading Selection 1: “Why and How do People Lie?" from Psychology and Life: Discovering Psychology Edition, 18e, Richard G. Gerrig and Philip G. Zimbardo (2009)

Reading Selection 2A: “The Barbers, Identical Twins, are not as Alike as They Look” by John Branch, New York Times, October 25, 2006

Reading Selection 2B: ” Why Are Identical Twins Different” by Pamela Prindle Fierro, About.com

Biographical Profile:  Dr. Phil 

Reading Selection 3: Interview with Educational Psychologist Howard Gardner, from Suite101.com Web site, May 1, 1999

Suggested Debate Topic: Can Television be Blamed for People’s Bad Behavior?

Reading Selection 4A: “No debate: TV Violence Harms Kids” by Linda S Mintle, PhD, from Silaspartners.com Web site

Reading Selection 4B: “TV Violence Doesn't Lead to Aggressive Kids, Study Says” by Joan Oleck, School Library Journal, May 23, 2007

Connecting Reading Skills with Standardized Testing: Recognizing and Evaluating Argument

From Reading to Writing: Keeping Double-entry Reading Journals

Interview with a Psychologist

Text Application: from Psychology and Life: Discovering Psychology Edition, 18e, Richard G. Gerrig and Philip G. Zimbardo (2009)

Study Tips: Finding Evidence in the Text

Reading Selection 5:  Advice Column: Ask Alice: Phobias, from Columbia University’s Health Q and A Internet Service, April 13, 2001    

Suggested Resources on Psychology

 

CHAPTER 9: BUSINESS - Entrepreneurship

Introduction to the Discipline

Preview Questions

Analyzing a Cartoon

Discipline Specific Terminology

Graphic Analysis

Reading Selection 1: “Send Us Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Business Executives: WHY ARE BIG AMERICAN COMPANIES HIRING FOREIGN-BORN CEOS?” by Daniel Gross, from Slate.com Web site, Aug. 17, 2007

Reading Selection 2: “Found in translation: Avoiding multilingual gaffes: How a small translation company helps big brands avoid global mishaps” by Malika Zouhali-Worrall, from CNN.com Web site, July 14, 2008

Biographical Profile: Oprah Winfrey

Skill Focus: The Author’s Bias

Reading Selection 3: “How to find the right career coach” by Anne Fisher (senior writer), from CNN.com Web site, August 4, 2008

Suggested Debate Topic: Outsourcing takes jobs away from the American people and hurts the economy.  

Reading Selection 4: “How She Does It — Anya Ponorovskaya” by: Michele Zipp, from WorkingMother.com Web site

From Reading to Writing: How to write a business letter

Connecting Reading Skills with Standardized Testing: Author’s Bias 

Interview with a Professional in the Discipline of Business

Reading Selection 5: Textbook Application from Business, 8e, Ricky W. Griffin and Ronald J. Ebert (2006)

Reading Selection 6: Additional Reading: Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

Suggested Resources on Business

 

CHAPTER 10: POLITICAL SCIENCE - American Government

Introduction to the Discipline

Preview Questions

Analyzing a Cartoon

Discipline Specific Terminology Review

Graphic Analysis

Reading Selection 1: The Declaration of Independence: The Want, Will, and Hopes of the People

Reading Selection 2: “Immigrants Raise Call For Right to Be Voters” by Rachel L. Swarns, New York Times, August 9, 2004

Reading Selection 3ABottom of Form: “Leaders, Scholars, Analyze Youth Apathy” by Erika Ray, from Independentcollegian.com Web site, April 1, 2004

Reading Selection 3B: “Should the Voting Age Be Lowered?” by Erika Ray, from Independentcollegian.com Web site, April 1, 2004

Biographical Profile: Barak Hussein Obama

Skill Focus: Combined Skills

Reading Selection 4: “A Portrait of a Young Man as a Beijing Student Leader” by Sheryl Wudunn, New York Times, June 3, 1989

Suggested Debate Topic: Should Permanent Residents of the United States Be Allowed to Vote?

Reading Selection 5: Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address, published January 20, 2009

From Reading to Writing — Writing to a political representative 

Connecting Reading Skills with Standardized Testing:  Combined Skills

Reading Selection 6: Textbook Application from Political Science: An Introduction, 10e, Michael G. Roskin, Robert L. Cord, James A. Medeiros, and Walter S. Jones (2008)

Study Tip:  Building Reading Fluency

Reading Selection 7: Additional Reading — Animal Farm by George Orwell

Suggested Resources on Political Science

Appendix: The Academic Word List

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