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Reading For Results,9780495802457

Reading For Results

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11th
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9780495802457

ISBN10:
049580245X
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Pub. Date:
1/13/2010
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Cengage Learning
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Summary

READING FOR RESULTS, 11e, is the mid-level book in the ever-popular reading series by Laraine Flemming, which includes READING KEYS (beginning level) and READING FOR THINKING (advanced level). This hallmark developmental reading book is filled with stimulating readings that range in length from single paragraphs to book excerpts. Chapters and explanations are carefully structured so that each skill builds on the previous one until users are ready to tackle longer, multi-paragraph selections. By Chapter 11, "More on Purpose, Tone, and Bias," users are ready to think about the basic structure of an argument and lay the foundations for critical thinking. The 11th edition features a wealth of enhancements. A new Chapter 7, "Drawing Inferences from Visual Aids," shows users how to read and interpret charts and graphs, as well as how such visuals connect to the book. The 11th edition also includes increased emphasis on vocabulary building, with over two hundred new words many drawn from academic books which are introduced in context and defined in footnotes. A new "Summing Up the Key Points" box presents the chapter's key concepts; a few pages later, a brief "Check Your Understanding" quiz asks users to recap those key concepts. And techniques of outlining and diagramming are presented with visual examples for students to follow as well as diagrams to complete.

Table of Contents

Preface
Strategies for Textbook Learning
Introducing SQ3R: Survey, Question, Read, Recall, Review
S: Survey to Get a General Overview and Make Predictions
Q: Ask and Answer Questions While Reading
R1: Read Difficult Material in Sections or Chunks
R2: See How Much You Can Recall Right After Reading
R3: Review Right After Completing the Assignment
Writing While Reading
Selectivity Is the Key
Recognizing Your Learning Style
The Importance of Varying Your Reading Rate
Mining the Web for Background Knowledge
The World Wide Web Makes a Difference
Why Bother with the Web?
Google and More
Comparing Websites
A Note on Blogs
Vocabulary Check
Digging Deeper: Memories are Made of This
Vocabulary Review
Vocabulary Review
Building Word Power
Using Context Clues
Example Clues
Contrast Clues
Restatement Clues
General Knowledge Clues
Context and Meaning
Defining Words from Their Parts
Learning Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes
Combine Forces: Use Context Clues and Word Parts
More Pointers About Specialized Vocabulary
Recognizing Key Terms
Paragraphs Devoted to Definitions
Checking the Glossary
Connotations and Denotations of Words
Connotation, Denotation, and Context
Turning to the Dictionary
The Difference Between Reading and Writing Vocabularies
A Personal Note on Web-Based Dictionaries
Digging Deeper: Word Lovers and Word Histories
Using Context Clues
Using Context Clues
Using Context Clues
Word Analysis and Context Clues
Word Analysis and Context Clues
Word Analysis and Context Clues
Connecting the General to the Specific in Reading and Writing
General and Specific Words
Putting the Terms General and Specific into Context
Understanding the Difference Between General and Specific Sentences
General and Specific Sentences in Textbooks
The Reader's Role
Connecting General and Specific Sentences in Paragraphs
General Sentences in Last Position
Vocabulary Check
Digging Deeper: Going Global
Vocabulary Review
Distinguishing Between General and Specific Sentences
Distinguishing Between General and Specific Sentences
Recognizing the Most General Sentence
Recognizing the Most General Sentence
Identifying General Sentences in Paragraphs
from Topics to Topic Sentences
Determining the Topic
Reference Through Examples
Reference Through Pronouns
Phrasing the Topic
from Topic to Main Idea
Using the Topic as Stepping Stone
Topic Sentences and Main Ideas
More on Topic Sentences
On the Alert for Reversal Transitions
Following the Author's Train of Thought
Locating Topic Sentences
Transitional Sentences
Topic Sentence at Mid-Point
Topic Sentence in Last Position
Doubling Up on Topic Sentences
Question and Answer
Vocabulary Check
Paraphrasing to Test Comprehension
Reading versus Writing Paraphrases
Vocabulary Check
Digging Deeper: Jury Dodgers Beware
Vocabulary Review
Vocabulary Review
Vocabulary Review
Vocabulary Review
Identifying Topics and Topic Sentences
Recognizing Topics and Topic Sentences
Recognizing Topics, Topic Sentences, and Transitions
Recognizing Topic Sentences
Recognizing an Accurate Paraphrase
Recognizing the Most Accurate Paraphrase
Focusing On Supporting Details
Supporting Details Develop Topic Sentences
Supporting Details in Paragraphs
Topic Sentences Can't Do it All
Understanding the Difference Between Major and Minor Details
The Role of Minor Details
Evaluating Minor Details
Topic Sentences Help Identify Major Details
Transitions and Major Details
Vocabulary Check
Reader-Supplied Supporting Details
Readers Working with the Author
Concluding Sentences and Supporting Details
Vocabulary Check
Digging Deeper: Debating Private Prisons
Vocabulary Review
Vocabulary Review
Recognizing Supporting Details
Identifying Topic Sentences and Supporting Details
Distinguishing Between Major and Minor Details
Recognizing Topic-Sentence Clues to Major Details
Recognizing Supporting Details and Concluding Sentences
Topics, Topic Sentences, and Inferring Supporting Details
More About Inferences
Inferences in Everyday Life. Cartoons
Quips and Quotes
Idioms
Drawing Inferences to Construct Topic Sentences
Inferring Main Ideas
Five Types of Paragraphs Likely to Imply the Main Idea
Just the Facts
Question and Answer
Competing Points of View
Comparison and Contrast Results of Research
Vocabulary Check
More on Evaluating Your Inferences
Illustrating Logical and Illogical Inferences
Vocabulary Check
Digging Deeper: Black Baseball
Vocabulary Review
Vocabulary Review
Recognizing the Implied Main Idea
Recognizing the Implied Main Idea
Recognizing the Implied Main Idea
Recognizing the Implied Main Idea
Drawing Inferences from Visual AIDS
Pie Charts
Doubling Up
Line Graphs
Doubling Up for Comparison
Bar Graphs
Vertical Bar Graphs
Horizontal Bar Graphs
Expanding the Main Idea
Double-Bar Graphs
Interpreting Drawings and Cartoons
Drawing a Chain of Inferences
Digging Deeper: Voting Goes High-Tech
Reviewing Visual Aids
Reading Charts and Graphs
Understanding Visual Aids
Beyond the Paragraph: Reading Longer Selections
Moving Beyond the Paragraph
Titles and Headings are Tip-offs
One Main Idea Controls and Unifies the Others
Topic Sentences versus "Thesis Statements"
Double Vision Is Essential
Implied Main Ideas are Slow to Emerge
Major Supporting Details Expand Their Territory
Concluding Paragraphs Fulfill More Functions
The Writer's Purpose Becomes Clearer
Diagramming Major and Minor Details
Implied Main Ideas in Longer Readings
Monitoring Comprehension with Informal Outlines
Making a Sentence Outline
Vocabulary Check
Taking Notes with Informal Outlines
Making an Informal Outline
More on Diagramming
Digging Deeper: Legal Rights for Animals
Vocabulary Check
Vocabulary Review
Vocabulary Review
Vocabulary Review
Recognizing Controlling Main Ideas and Supporting Details
Recognizing the Main Idea, Supporting Details, and Author's Purpose
Recognizing Patterns of Organization in Paragraphs
Definition
Time Order
Sequence of Dates and Events
Process
Simple Listing
Comparison and Contrast
Cause and Effect
Classification
Identifying the Primary Pattern
Vocabulary Check
Digging Deeper: Types of Love
Vocabulary Review
Vocabulary Review
Recognizing Primary Patterns
Recognizing Primary Patterns
Recognizing Primary Patterns
Recognizing Primary Patterns
Combining Patterns in Paragraphs and Longer Readings
Combining Patterns in Paragraphs
Not All Patterns are Equal
Seeing Patterns in Longer Readings
Taking Notes on Mixed Patterns
Vocabulary Check
Digging Deeper: the Development of Self in Childhood
Vocabulary Review
Identifying Main Ideas and Patterns of Organization
Identifying Main Ideas and Patterns of Organization
More on Purpose, Tone, and Bias
Why Think About Purpose?
The Signs of Informative Writing
Persuasive Writing
On the Meaning of "Primary Purpose"
Separating Fact and Opinion. Facts
Opinions
Combining Opinions with Facts
Evaluating Bias in Persuasive Writing
When Bias Goes Overboard
An Example of Acceptable Bias
Sound Opinions Need Solid Reasoning
Shaky Arguments
Vocabulary Check
Digging Deeper: Critical Thinking and Pseudo-Psychologies--Palms, Planets, and Personality
Vocabulary Review
Fact, Opinion, or Both
Identifying Tone
Recognizing Tone and Excessive Bias
Locating Errors in Logic
Putting it All Together
Beyond Time Management
Arriving at a Crossroads
Marla Ruzicka: Activist Angel
The Altruistic Personality
Where Does Free Speech End?
Is Facebook Growing Up Too Fast Reading 7: Memory, Perception, and Eyewitness Testimony
Is a Monster Pandemic Around the Corner?
Whaddya Have to Do to Get a Kidney Around Here?
Debating Parental Notification Laws
Index
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