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Reading Across the Disciplines : College Reading and Beyond

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9780321089694

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0321089693
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2002
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Longman
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Summary

"Reading Across the Disciplines" has been a popular textbook with instructors whose students do not require an abundance of skill instruction and who teach college reading through the use of readings from across the disciplines. To prepare students for the expectations of higher education, Kathleen McWhorter uses high-interest readings from a variety of academic sources and provides concise reading skills with immediate practice for reinforcement. Discipline-specific reading skills offer tips for reading and learning within the particular discipline, so students learn content as well as strategy.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
PART ONE A Handbook for Reading and Thinking in College 1(110)
Active Reading and Thinking Strategies
3(15)
Active Reading: The Key to Academic Success
3(1)
Previewing
4(10)
Activating Background Knowledge
14(1)
Checking Your Comprehension
15(2)
Strengthening Your Comprehension
17(1)
Vocabulary Building
18(15)
Using Context Clues
18(6)
Learning Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes
24(9)
Thesis, Main Ideas, Supporting Details, and Transitions
33(14)
Identifying the Thesis
34(1)
Finding Main Ideas
34(5)
Finding the Implied Main Idea
39(2)
Recognizing Supporting Details
41(4)
Recognizing Transitions
45(2)
Organizational Patterns
47(19)
Definition
47(2)
Classification
49(1)
Order or Sequence
50(4)
Cause and Effect
54(1)
Comparison and Contrast
55(2)
Listing/Enumeration
57(1)
Mixed Patterns
58(4)
Other Patterns of Organization
62(4)
Making Inferences
66(5)
Make Inferences from the Given Facts
66(1)
Making Inferences from Written Material
67(1)
How to Make Inferences
67(4)
Critical Reading
71(13)
Is the Material Fact or Opinion?
71(2)
What Is the Author's Purpose?
73(2)
What Is the Tone?
75(3)
Is the Author Biased?
78(1)
How Strong Are the Data and Evidence?
79(1)
How Is Connotative Language Used?
80(1)
How Is Figurative Language Used?
81(3)
Organizing Ideas
84(13)
Highlighting
84(2)
Annotating
86(1)
Paraphrasing
87(2)
Outlining to Organize Ideas
89(1)
Mapping to Show Relationships
90(5)
Summarizing to Condense Ideas
95(2)
Improving and Adjusting Your Reading Rate
97(3)
Improving Your Reading Rate
97(1)
Adjusting Your Rate to Meet Comprehension Demands
97(3)
Reading and Evaluating Electronic Sources
100(11)
Developing New Ways of Thinking and Reading
100(6)
Discovering the Purpose of Websites
106(1)
Evaluating Websites
106(5)
PART TWO Readings for Academic Disciplines 111(462)
Social Sciences
112(32)
Tips for Reading in the Social Sciences
112(32)
Urban Legends
113(9)
James M. Henslin
The Laughter Remedy
122(11)
Paul E. McGhee
The New Flirting Game
133(11)
Deborah A. Lott
Communication/Speech
144(37)
Tips for Reading in Communication/Speech
144(37)
Can True Love Be Only 480 Seconds Away?
146(9)
Reading People: Actions Speak Louder Than Words
155(14)
Jo-Ellan Dimitrius
Mark Mazzarella
Lovers
169(12)
Joseph A. DeVito
Education
181(49)
Tips for Reading in Education
181(49)
Life Is So Good
183(11)
George Dawson
Richard Glaubman
Should Students Attend School Year Round? Yes
194(12)
Daniel A. Domenech
Should Students Attend School Year Round? No
206(12)
Dorothy Rubin
Looking to the Future: Education in the Twenty-first Century
218(12)
William E. Thompson
Joseph V. Hickey
Arts/Humanities/Literature
230(34)
Tips for Reading in the Arts/Humanities/Literature
230(34)
Music `N Moods
231(9)
Carolyn Gard
Shaping Her People's Heritage: Nampeyo (1852-1942)
240(11)
Duane Preble
Sarah Preble
Patrick Frank
Just Walk On By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Space
251(13)
Brent Staples
Philosophy/Ethics
264(45)
Tips for Reading in Philosophy/Ethics
264(45)
What to Do About Terri
265(10)
Richard Jerome
Lori Rozsa
Don Sider
When Living Is a Fate Worse Than Death
275(9)
Christine Mitchell
It's Time I Shed My Ex-Convict Status
284(11)
Walter Scanlon
Simple Solutions: Suggestions for Simplifying Your Life
295(14)
Victor M. Parachin
Political Science/Government/History
309(35)
Tips for Reading in Political Science/Government/History
309(35)
Jackson, Jesse Louis
310(11)
Kate Tuttle
The Pitfalls of One Person, One Vote
321(13)
Paula Dwyer
Paul Magnusson
What You See Is What You Get
334(10)
James N. Danziger
Ethnic Studies
344(32)
Tips for Reading in Ethnic Studies
344(32)
Coming Into My Own
345(9)
Ben Carson
Seoul Searching
354(12)
Rick Reilly
Remembering Lobo
366(10)
Pat Mora
Business/Advertising/Economics
376(36)
Tips for Reading in Business/Advertising/Economics
376(36)
Four Simple Words That Guarantee the Job of Your Dreams
377(9)
Martha I. Finney
McDonald's Makes a Lot of People Angry for a Lot of Different Reasons
386(12)
Hispanic Americans: A Growing Market Segment
398(14)
Michael R. Solomon
Workplace/Career Fields
412(39)
Tips for Reading in Workplace/Career Fields
412(39)
Rx for Anger at Work
413(12)
Kathy Simmons
The Sandman Is Dead---Long Live the Sleep Deprived Walking Zombie
425(13)
Dorrit T. Walsh
Hot Careers for the Twenty-first Century
438(13)
Janice Arenofsky
Technology/Computers
451(35)
Tips for Reading in Technology/Computers
451(35)
Senses on the Net
452(11)
Anick Jesdanun
A Mania for Messaging
463(11)
Chris Wood
House Arrest and Electronic Monitoring
474(12)
Hugh D. Barlow
Health-Related Fields
486(38)
Tips for Reading in Health-Related Fields
486(38)
Use It and Lose It
487(13)
Bonnie Schiedel
Make No Mistake: Medical Errors Can Be Deadly Serious
500(13)
Tamar Nordenberg
Athletes Looking Good and Doing Better with Anabolic Steroids?
513(11)
Elaine Marieb
Life and Natural Sciences
524(49)
Tips for Reading in the Life and Natural Sciences
524(49)
The Sweet Lure of Chocolate
525(9)
Jim Spadaccini
Baby, Oh, Baby
534(12)
Jonathan Dube
Bugs in Your Pillow
546(11)
David Bodanis
The Biodiversity Crisis
557(16)
Neil A. Campbell
Jane B. Reece
PART THREE Textbook Chapter Readings 573(120)
Psychology Textbook Chapter
575(72)
Behavior in Social and Cultural Context From Wade and Tavris, Invitation to Psychology
576(71)
Roles and Rules
612(9)
Identity, Attributions, and Attitudes
621(9)
Individuals in Groups
630(8)
Cross-Cultural Relations
638(9)
Health Textbook Chapter
647(46)
Personal Fitness: Improving Your Health through Exercise From Donatelle, Health: The Basics, Fourth Edition
649(44)
Benefits of Regular Physical Activity
669(8)
Improving Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Flexibility, Muscular Strength and Endurance, and Body Composition
677(8)
Fitness Injuries and Planning Your Fitness Program
685(8)
Appendix 693(10)
Words-per-Minute Conversion Chart
694(6)
Reading Progress Graph
700(3)
Credits 703(4)
Index 707


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