Reading Across the Disciplines : College Reading and Beyond

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2005
  • Publisher: Longman
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Reading Across the Disciplines improves college students' reading and thinking skills through brief skill instruction and extensive practice structured around readings in various academic disciplines. Brief reading skill introduction (in handbook format) introduces readers to essential vocabulary, comprehension, critical reading, and reading rate skills. "Selections from Academic Disciplines," has thirteen chapters, each containing four readings representative of a different academic discipline., "Textbook Chapter Readings," contains two complete textbook chapters that enable readers to practice skills on longer pieces of writing. For those interested in improving basic reading skills to college level.

Table of Contents

A Handbook for Reading and Thinking in College
Active Reading and Thinking Strategies
Vocabulary Building
Thesis, Main Ideas, Supporting Details, and Transitions
Organizational Patterns
Making Inferences
Critical Reading
Organizing Ideas
Improving and Adjusting Your Reading Rate
Reading and Evaluating Electronic Sources
Readings for Academic Disciplines
Reading Across the Disciplines
Social Sciences (Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology)
Public Policy/Contemporary Issues
Political Science/Government/History
Health-Related Fields
Life Sciences
Physical Sciences/Mathematics
Workplace/Career Fields
Textbook Chapter Readings
Psychology Textbook Chapter
"Behavior in Social and Cultural Context" from Wade/Tavris, Invitation to Psychology (Longman, 1999)
American History Textbook Chapter
"The Post-Cold War World, 1992-2002" from Nash, et al., The American People (Longman, 2000)
Appendix: Assessing Your Reading Progress
Words-per-Minute Conversion Chart
Reading Progress Chart
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