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Table of Contents
Detailed Contents viii
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
PART THREE Textbook Chapter Reading 597
22 Psychology Textbook Chapter 599
Reading Progress Chart 668