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Reading Edge : Thirteen Ways to Build Reading Comprehension,9780395868461

Reading Edge : Thirteen Ways to Build Reading Comprehension

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3rd
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9780395868461

ISBN10:
0395868467
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Pub. Date:
12/19/1997
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing
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Table of Contents

Preface xv
Pretest Present Skills Diagnostic Test 1(160)
Quick Tips for Mastering Reading and Reading Tests
19(29)
How do you feel about reading?
19(2)
Prereading activities in this textbook
21(1)
Writing to comprehend
22(1)
How not to read in college
23(1)
How you should read everything
23(7)
Always read with a pen in your hand
23(1)
As you read, pace yourself
24(1)
Don't underline as you read---mark the margins
25(1)
Use margin marks
26(2)
Use highlighters after reading and marking
28(1)
Anticipate and prepare for reading test questions
29(1)
What are your thoughts?
30(2)
Words to read by
32(1)
Practice exercises
33(15)
Reading-Related Study Skills for Building Comprehension
48(16)
Take your reading seriously
49(1)
Learn to concentrate on your reading
49(1)
Set concentration goals
50(1)
Establish priorities
50(1)
Divide the big tasks into small chunks
50(1)
Keep focused on your purpose
51(1)
Treat yourself for reading well
51(1)
Writing to comprehend
52(1)
Take your reading assignment seriously
52(1)
Table of contents
53(1)
Preface and introduction
53(1)
Chapter introductions, conclusions, and summaries
53(1)
Chapter exercises or study/review/discussion questions
54(1)
First and last paragraphs
54(1)
Headings
54(1)
Words or phases in italics or boldface
55(1)
Charts, tables, maps, graphs, and illustrations
55(1)
A word about graphs
56(1)
Take your study system seriously
56(1)
Reading and studying are parts of a system
56(1)
There are many reading-study systems from which to choose
56(1)
Which is the best reading-study system?
57(1)
Create your own reading-study system
57(1)
Practice exercises
58(6)
Part One Literal Comprehension Skills
Determining the Meaning of Words from Context and Word Structure
64(29)
Use the context to your advantage
65(1)
Writing to comprehend
65(1)
Awareness of context is crucial
66(1)
Context clues define new words
67(1)
When context doesn't help
68(1)
Analyze word structure
69(1)
What you need to learn
70(1)
Root words
70(1)
Keep the following things about roots in mind
70(1)
Prefixes
71(1)
Suffixes
72(2)
What to look out for
74(1)
New word margin mark
74(1)
What are your thoughts?
74(1)
Anticipate the topics
75(1)
Practice exercises
76(17)
Recognizing the Main Idea
93(36)
How to recognize the main idea
94(1)
The topic, the topic sentence, and the main idea
94(1)
The importance of summarizing
95(3)
The reinforced idea
98(1)
Three key questions
98(1)
Be aware of test answers that may confuse you
99(1)
No more than one main idea, but ...
99(1)
Main-idea margin mark
99(1)
Anticipate the topics
100(1)
What are your thoughts?
101(1)
Writing to comprehend
102(1)
Words to read by
103(1)
Practice exercises
104(17)
Practice essays
121(8)
Identifying Supporting Details
129(32)
Writing to comprehend
130(1)
Not all details are important
131(1)
What are your thoughts?
131(1)
Sometimes there is too much emphasis on details
132(1)
Some details may be very important
132(1)
Questions that help determine important details
133(1)
Answering test questions on supporting details
134(1)
Don't be fooled by a paraphrase
134(1)
What to look out for
134(1)
Supporting-details margin mark
135(1)
Words to read by
135(1)
Anticipate the topics
136(1)
Practice exercises
137(18)
Practice essays
155(6)
Literal Skills Test Part One Review and Diagnostic Test 161(73)
Part Two Critical Comprehension Skills
Identifying the Author's Overall Pattern of Organization
170(31)
Types of prose writing
171(1)
Common overall patterns of organization and their clue words
171(1)
Mixed patterns
172(1)
What to look out for
172(2)
Writing to comprehend
174(1)
Words to read by
175(1)
What are your thoughts?
175(1)
Anticipate the topics
176(1)
Practice exercises
177(18)
Practice essays
195(6)
Recognizing Relations within and between Sentences
201(33)
Recognizing relations within sentences
201(1)
A similar skill
202(1)
Mixing relations
202(1)
Two perspectives
202(1)
Important note
203(1)
Recognizing relations between sentences
203(1)
What are your thoughts?
203(1)
Why work at this technique?
204(1)
What to look for
204(2)
Clue words
206(1)
Words to read by
206(1)
Practice exercises
207(19)
Practice essays
226(8)
Mid-Test Mid-Course Review and Diagnostic Test 234(163)
Drawing Logical Inferences and Conclusions
243(28)
Reading between the lines
244(1)
It's not as tough as it sounds
244(1)
Why is skill at inference necessary in reading?
244(1)
Inference questions are a little tricky
245(1)
Inference questions to ask
245(1)
Writing to comprehend
246(1)
What are your thoughts?
247(1)
Words to read by
247(2)
Anticipate the topics
249(1)
Practice exercises
249(14)
Practice essays
263(8)
Recognizing the Author's Purpose
271(31)
Writing to manipulate
271(1)
What are your thoughts?
272(1)
Writing to comprehend
273(1)
Purpose is related to the main idea
274(1)
Possible purposes for writing
275(1)
Clues to identifying purpose
275(1)
What to look out for
276(1)
Words to read by
276(2)
Anticipate the topics
278(1)
Practice exercises
279(12)
Practice essays
291(11)
Recognizing the Author's Tone
302(29)
Writing to comprehend
303(1)
Why is tone important?
303(1)
Tone is a clue to purpose
304(1)
Don't let tone confuse you
304(1)
Learn common tone words
305(1)
What are your thoughts?
305(1)
Words to read by
306(1)
Anticipate the topics
307(1)
Practice exercises
308(15)
Practice essays
323(8)
Distinguishing between Statements of Fact and Statements of Opinion
331(26)
What are your thoughts?
332(1)
``Fact'' may be opinion
333(1)
The difference between fact and opinion
333(1)
Statements of opinion
333(1)
Statements of fact
334(1)
Remember these guidelines
334(1)
Writing to comprehend
335(2)
Words to read by
337(1)
Practice exercises
337(11)
Practice essays
348(9)
Detecting Bias
357(20)
Bias in textbooks
358(1)
Writing to comprehend
358(1)
The need to detect bias
359(1)
How to recognize bias
359(1)
What are your thoughts?
360(1)
What to look out for
361(1)
Anticipate the topics
361(1)
Words to read by
361(1)
Practice exercises
362(7)
Practice essays
369(8)
Recognizing Sound Arguments
377(20)
What is a sound argument?
377(1)
Two vital questions
378(1)
Common unsound arguments (logical fallacies)
378(3)
Writing to comprehend
381(1)
What are your thoughts?
382(1)
An important bit of advice
383(1)
Words to read by
383(1)
Practice exercises
384(7)
Practice essays
391(6)
Critical Skills Test Part Two Review and Diagnostic Test 397(10)
Post-Test Text Review and Diagnostic Test 407(15)
Skill Analysis Guide 422(3)
Appendix Understanding and Interpreting Graphs in College Reading Assignments 425(22)
Answers to ``Have you thought about ...'' 447(2)
Index 449


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