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Reading Across the Disciplines



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Reading Across the Disciplinesprovides concise reading skill instruction complemented by discipline-specific reading strategies. These discipline-specific reading skills offer tips for reading and thinking within the popular disciplines, so students learn content as well as strategy.

Table of Contents

Brief Contents

Detailed Contents viii

Preface xiii


Ten Success Strategies for Learning and Studying Academic Disciplines 1


PART ONE        A Handbook for Reading and Thinking In College        25

                            1    Active Reading and Thinking Strategies 27

                            2    Vocabulary Building    41

                            3    Thesis, Main Ideas, Supporting Details, and Transitions 62

                            4    Organizational Patterns    90

                            5    Reading and Thinking Visually

                            6    Making Inferences    122

                            7    Critical Reading    133

                            8    Organizing Ideas   153

                            9    Improving and Adjusting Your Reading Rate 177

                         10    Reading and Evaluating Electronic Sources 181


PART TWO    Readings for Academic Disciplines 193

                          11    Social Sciences 198

                          12    Communication/Speech 228

                          13    Arts/Humanities/Literature 291

                          14    Political Science/Government/History 355

                          15    Business/Advertising/Economics 392

                          16    Technology/Computers 425

                          17    Health-Related Fields 456

                          18    Life Sciences 493

                          19    Physical Sciences/Mathematics 527

                          20    Career Fields 562

                          21    Workplace


PART THREE    Textbook Chapter Reading 597

                         22    Psychology Textbook Chapter 599


                         Appendix 667

                         Reading Progress Chart 668

                         Credits 671

                         Index 679

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