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The Reading Edge Thirteen Ways to Build Reading Comprehension

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780618042685

ISBN10:
0618042687
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
9/11/2000
Publisher(s):
Cengage Learning

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Summary

This mid-level worktext by a leading exam expert focuses on 13 comprehension skills required to succeed academically and to perform well on reading competency tests. Each chapter, devoted to one of the 13 skills, includes clear, concise instructional material and a wealth of high-interest readings with accompanying exercises. Additional tests, exercises, and practical exam-taking tips prepare students for standardized tests.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fourth Edition xv
Pretest Present Skills and Diagnostic Test 1(17)
Quick Tips for Mastering Reading and Reading Tests
18(30)
How do you feel about reading?
18(2)
Prereading activities in this textbook
20(1)
Writing to comprehend
21(1)
How not to read in college
22(1)
How you should read everything
22(7)
Always read with a pen in your hand
22(1)
As you read, pace yourself
23(1)
Don't underline as you read--mark the margins
24(1)
Use margin marks
25(2)
Use highlighters after reading and marking
27(1)
Anticipate and prepare for reading-test questions
28(1)
What are your thoughts?
29(2)
Words to read by
31(1)
Practice exercises
32(16)
Reading-Related Study Skills for Building Comprehension
48(16)
Take your reading seriously
49(2)
Learn to concentrate on your reading
49(1)
Set concentration goals
49(1)
Establish priorities
50(1)
Divide the big tasks into small chunks
50(1)
Keep focused on your purpose
50(1)
Treat yourself for reading well
51(1)
Writing to comprehend
51(1)
Take your reading assignment seriously
52(4)
Table of contents
52(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
54(1)
Charts, tables, maps, graphs, and illustrations
55(1)
A word about graphs
55(1)
Take your study system seriously
56(2)
Reading and studying are parts of a system
56(1)
There are many reading-study system from which to choose
56(1)
Which is the best reading-study system?
57(1)
The most popular reading-study systems
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(43)
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
133(1)
Don't be fooled by a paraphrase
134(1)
What to look out for
134(1)
Supporting-details margin mark
134(1)
Reading on the Web: Can you trust what you read?
135(2)
Words to read by
137(1)
Anticipate the topics
138(1)
Practice exercises
139(17)
Practice essays
156(16)
Literal Skills Test Part One Review and Diagnostic Test
162(10)
Part Two Critical Comprehension Skills
Identifying the Author's Overall Pattern of Organization
172(34)
Types of prose writing
173(1)
Common overall patterns of organization and their clue words
173(1)
Mixed patterns
174(1)
What to look out for
174(2)
Reading on the Web: Some effective Internet search strategies
176(3)
Writing to comprehend
179(1)
Words to read by
180(1)
What are your thoughts?
181(1)
Anticipate the topics
182(1)
Practice exercises
183(17)
Practice essays
200(6)
Recognizing Relations within and between Sentences
206(43)
Recognizing relations within sentences
206(1)
A similar skill
207(1)
Mixing relations
207(1)
Two perspectives
207(1)
Important note
208(1)
Recognizing relations between sentences
208(1)
What are your thoughts?
208(1)
Why work at this technique?
209(1)
What to look out for
209(2)
Clue words
211(1)
Words to read by
211(1)
Reading on the Web: Be equally cautious about those Web links
212(1)
Practice exercises
213(20)
Practice essays
233(16)
Mid-Test Mid-Course Review and Diagnostic Test
240(9)
Drawing Logical Inferences and Conclusions
249(29)
Reading between the lines
250(1)
It's not as tough as it sounds
250(1)
Why is skill at inference necessary in reading?
250(1)
Inference questions are a little tricky
251(1)
Inference questions to ask
251(1)
Reading on the Web: Who is the author and what do we know about him or her?
252(1)
Writing to comprehend
253(1)
What are your thoughts?
254(1)
Words to read by
255(1)
Anticipate the topics
256(1)
Practice exercises
257(13)
Practice essays
270(8)
Recognizing the Author's Purpose
278(31)
Writing to manipulate
278(1)
What are your thoughts?
279(1)
Writing to comprehend
280(1)
Purpose is related to the main idea
281(1)
Possible purposes for writing
281(1)
Clues to identifying purpose
282(1)
Reading on the Web: What is the purpose of this Web page?
283(1)
What to look out for
284(1)
Words to read by
284(2)
Anticipate the topics
286(1)
Practice exercises
287(11)
Practice essays
298(11)
Recognizing the Author's Tone
309(30)
Writing to comprehend
309(1)
Why is tone important?
310(1)
Tone is a clue to purpose
311(1)
Don't let tone confuse you
311(1)
Learn common tone words
311(1)
Reading on the Web: Is this just for fun or is this serious stuff?
312(2)
What are your thoughts?
314(1)
Words to read by
314(2)
Anticipate the topics
316(1)
Practice exercises
317(13)
Practice essays
330(9)
Distinguishing between Statements of Fact and Statements of Opinion
339(27)
What are your thoughts?
340(1)
``Fact'' may be opinion
341(1)
The difference between fact and opinion
341(1)
Statements of opinion
341(1)
Statements of fact
342(1)
Remember these guidelines
342(1)
Writing to comprehend
343(1)
Words to read by
344(1)
Reading on the Web: Seeking objectivity and accuracy on the Web
345(2)
Practice exercises
347(10)
Practice essays
357(9)
Detecting Bias
366(20)
Bias in textbooks
367(1)
Writing to comprehend
367(1)
The need to detect bias
368(1)
How to recognize bias
368(1)
What are your thoughts?
369(1)
What to look out for
370(1)
Anticipate the topics
370(1)
Words to read by
370(1)
Reading on the Web: Bias is present on the Web
371(1)
Practice exercises
372(7)
Practice essays
379(7)
Recognizing Sound Arguments
386(21)
What is a sound argument?
386(1)
Two vital questions
387(1)
Common unsound arguments (logical fallacies)
387(3)
Writing to comprehend
390(1)
What are your thoughts?
391(1)
An important bit of advice
391(1)
Reading on the Web: Why should anyone believe information from this site?
392(1)
Words to read by
393(1)
Practice exercises
394(6)
Practice essays
400(7)
Critical Skills Test Part Two Review and Diagnostic Test 407(9)
Post-Test Text Review and Diagnostic Test 416(18)
Skill Analysis Guide 434(2)
Appendix Understanding and Interpreting Graphs in College Reading Assignments 436(44)
Answers to ``Have you thought about ...'' 480(3)
Index 483


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