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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|
|Thesis, Main Ideas, Supporting Details, and Transitions|
|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|
|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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