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Reading Across the Disciplines: College Reading and Beyond (book alone)

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Edition:
3rd
ISBN13:

9780321429926

ISBN10:
0321429923
Media:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2007
Publisher(s):
Longman
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Summary

Reading Across the Disciplineshas 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. Concise skill instruction with extensive practice. 13 academic disciplines represented through high-interest readings. Discipline-specific reading skills tips for reading and learning within the particular discipline. Active read skills instruction teaches students to approach reading as a process requiring involvement and response. 9 th - 12 th grade level reading courses where only concise skill instruction is needed, and with a process approach to reading. Instructors who teach college reading through the use of readings from across the disciplines.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
PART ONE A Handbook for Reading and Thinking in College
1(166)
Active Reading and Thinking Strategies
3(15)
Active Reading: The Key to Academic Success
3(2)
Previewing
5(9)
Activating Background Knowledge
14(1)
Checking Your Comprehension
15(2)
Strengthening Your Comprehension
17(1)
Vocabulary Building
18(21)
Using Context Clues
18(9)
Learning Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes
27(12)
Thesis, Main Ideas, Supporting Details, and Transitions
39(28)
Identifying the Thesis
39(1)
Finding Main Ideas
40(9)
Finding the Implied Main Idea
49(9)
Recognizing Supporting Details
58(4)
Recognizing Transitions
62(5)
Organizational Patterns
67(32)
Definition
67(3)
Classification
70(2)
Order or Sequence
72(8)
Cause and Effect
80(3)
Comparison and Contrast
83(3)
Listing/Enumeration
86(2)
Mixed Patterns
88(4)
Other Patterns of Organization
92(7)
Making Inferences
99(11)
Making Inferences from the Given Facts
99(2)
Making Inferences from Written Material
101(1)
How to Make Inferences
102(8)
Critical Reading
110(20)
Is the Material Fact or Opinion?
110(4)
What Is the Author's Purpose?
114(3)
What Is the Tone?
117(4)
Is the Author Biased?
121(2)
How Strong Are the Data and Evidence?
123(1)
How Is Connotative Language Used?
124(1)
How Is Figurative Language Used?
125(5)
Organizing Ideas
130(20)
Highlighting
130(3)
Annotating
133(2)
Paraphrasing
135(3)
Outlining to Organize Ideas
138(2)
Mapping to Show Relationships
140(8)
Summarizing to Condense Ideas
148(2)
Improving and Adjusting Your Reading Rate
150(4)
Improving Your Reading Rate
150(1)
Adjusting Your Rate to Meet Comprehension Demands
150(4)
Reading and Evaluating Electronic Sources
154(11)
Developing New Ways of Thinking and Reading
154(5)
Discovering the Purpose of Web Sites
159(1)
Evaluating Web Sites
160(5)
Reading Across the Disciplines
165(2)
PART TWO Readings for Academic Disciplines
167(448)
Social Sciences
169(30)
Tips for Reading in the Social Sciences
169(1)
[Textbook Excerpt] Section 1 Urban Legends
170(9)
James M. Henslin
Selection 2 The New Flirting Game
179(11)
Deborah A. Lott
Selection 3 Coming Into My Own
190(9)
Ben Carson
Communication/Speech
199(35)
Tips for Reading in Communication/Speech
199(1)
Section 4 Reality TV: Race to the Bottom
200(10)
Aubree Rankin
Section 5 War: The Mother of All Words
210(11)
Brian Faler
[Textbook Excerpt] Selection 6 Lovers
221(13)
Joseph A. DeVito
Anthropology
234(31)
Tips for Reading in Anthropology
234(1)
Selection 7 To Love and to Cherish
235(10)
Michelle Kearns
Selection 8 Peti's Malu: Traditions of Samoan Tattooing
245(10)
Anders Ryman
[Textbook Excerpt] Selection 9 Play, Leisure, and Culture
255(10)
Barbara D. Miller
Bernard Wood
Education
265(35)
Tips for Reading in Education
265(1)
[Paired Reading] Selection 10 Should Students Attend School Year Round? Yes
266(11)
Daniel A. Domenech
[Paired Reading] Selection 11 Should Students Attend School Year Round? No
277(12)
Dorothy Rubin
Selection 12 His Name Is Michael
289(11)
Donna M. Marriott
Arts/Humanities/Literature
300(29)
Tips for Reading in the Arts/Humanities/Literature
300(1)
[Textbook Excerpt] Selection 13 Shaping Her People's Heritage: Nampeyo (1852--1942)
301(11)
Duane Preble
Sarah Preble
Patrick Frank
[Short Story] Selection 14 Gregory
312(10)
Panos Ioannides
[Poem] Selection 15 The Truth Is
322(7)
Linda Hogan
Public Policy/Contemporary Issues
329(33)
Tips for Reading in Public Policy/Contemporary Issues
329(1)
[Textbook Excerpt] Selection 16 The Effects of the Minimum Wage
330(11)
Roger Leroy Miller
Daniel K. Benjamin
Douglass C. North
Selection 17 When Living Is a Fate Worse Than Death
341(9)
Christine Mitchell
Selection 18 Seoul Searching
350(12)
Richard Reilly
Political Science/Government/History
362(38)
Tips for Reading in Political Science/Government/History
362(1)
Selection 19 The Beautiful Laughing Sisters---An Arrival Story
363(13)
Mary Pipher
Selection 20 Profile of a Terrorist
376(11)
Cindy C. Combs
[Textbook Excerpt] Selection 21 Whether to Vote: A Citizen's First Choice
387(13)
George C. Edwards III
Martin P. Wattenberg
Robert L. Lineberry
Business/Advertising/Economics
400(35)
Tips for Reading in Business/Advertising/Economics
400(1)
Selection 22 Four Simple Words That Guarantee the Job of Your Dreams
401(9)
Martha I. Finney
Selection 23 McDonald's Makes a Lot of People Angry for a Lot of Different Reasons
410(11)
[Textbook Excerpt] Selection 24 Hispanic Americans: A Growing Market Segment
421(14)
Michael R. Solomon
Technology/Computers
435(35)
Tips for Reading in Technology/Computers
435(1)
Selection 25 Blogger Beware
436(10)
George H. Pike
Selection 26 Hold It Right There, and Drop That Camera
446(11)
Jo Napolitano
[Textbook Excerpt] Selection 27 House Arrest and Electronic Monitoring
457(13)
Hugh D. Barlow
Health-Related Fields
470(37)
Tips for Reading in Health-Related Fields
470(1)
Selection 28 Use It and Lose It
471(13)
Bonnie Schiedel
Selection 29 Make No Mistake: Medical Errors Can Be Deadly Serious
484(13)
Tamar Nordenberg
[Textbook Excerpt] Selection 30 Athletes Looking Good and Doing Better with Anabolic Steroids?
497(10)
Elaine Marieb
Life Sciences
507(37)
Tips for Reading in Life Sciences
507(1)
Selection 31 Honor Among Beasts
508(12)
Michael D. Lemonick
Dan Cray
Wendy Grossman
Selection 32 Bugs in Your Pillow
520(11)
David Bodanis
[Textbook Excerpt] Selection 33 The Biodiversity Crisis
531(13)
Neil A. Campbell
Jane B. Reece
Physical Sciences/Mathematics
544(36)
Tips for Reading in Physical Sciences/Mathematics
544(2)
Selection 34 Are Lotteries Fair?
546(10)
Jeffrey O. Bennett
William L. Briggs
Mario F. Triola
[Textbook Excerpt] Selection 35 Is There Life Elsewhere?
556(11)
Jeffrey Bennett
Seth Shostak
Bruce Jakosky
[Textbook Excerpt] Selection 36 Air Pollution May Result in Global Warming
567(13)
John Suchocki
Workplace/Career Fields
580(35)
Tips for Reading in Workplace/Career Fields
580(1)
Selection 37 Building Toward a Career
580(11)
Courtland L. Bovee
John V. Thill
Barbara E. Shatzman
Selection 38 Rx for Anger at Work
591(12)
Kathy Simmons
Selection 39 The Sandman Is Dead---Long Live the Sleep Deprived Walking Zombie
603(12)
Dorrit T. Walsh
PART THREE Textbook Chapter Readings
615(118)
Psychology Textbook Chapter
617(70)
Behavior in Social and Cultural Context From Wade and Tavris, Invitation to Psychology
618(36)
Psychology Selection 1 Roles and Rules
654(8)
Psychology Selection 2 Identity, Attributions, and Attitudes
662(8)
Psychology Selection 3 Individuals in Groups
670(8)
Psychology Selection 4 Cross-cultural Relations
678(9)
Biology Textbook Chapter
687(46)
Nutrition and Digestion From Campbell et al., Essential Biology with Physiology
688(19)
Biology Selection 1 Overview of Animal Nutrition
707(8)
Biology Selection 2 A Tour of the Human Digestive System
715(9)
Biology Selection 3 Human Nutritional Requirements and Nutritional Disorders
724(9)
APPENDIX Assessing Your Reading Progress
733(10)
Words-Per-Minute Conversion Chart
734(6)
Reading Progress Chart
740(3)
Credits 743(3)
Index 746


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