Active Reading Skills

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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"Active Reading Skills" is designed to improve reading and thinking skills through concise skill instruction, extensive guided practice, skill application, assessment, and feedback. The text is organized into twelve chapters, each focusing on a specific reading and thinking skill. Each chapter includes skill instruction, practice exercises, quizzes, and mastery tests. Because the text is brief and concise, readers focus on the most essential college reading skills. For those interested in improving basic reading skills.

Table of Contents

Improving Your Skills
Reading Actively
Keys to Academic Success
Read and Learn Actively
Preview Before Reading
Use Guide Questions
Reading Selection (Mastery Test 3) ldquo;Diversity in U.S. Families.rdquo;
Using Context and Word Parts
What is Context?
Types of Context Clues
What Are Word Parts?
Reading Selection (Mastery Test 3) ldquo;Unfair Advantage.rdquo;
Locating Main Ideas
What Is a Main Idea? Understanding General Versus Specific
Identifying the Topic
Finding the Main Idea
Finding the Central Thought
Learn More About Paragraphs
Reading Selection (Mastery Test 3) ldquo;Environmental Racism.rdquo;
Identifying Details and Transitions
What Are Supporting Details?
Recognizing Transitions
Putting It All Together
Reading Selection (Mastery Test 3) ldquo;Talking A Stranger Through the Night.rdquo;
Understanding Implied Main Ideas
What Does Implied Mean?
Remembering General Vs. Specific
How to Find Implied Main Ideas in Paragraphs
Working With Paragraphs
Reading Selection (Mastery Test 3) ldquo;Sex and Symmetry.rdquo;
Keeping Track of Information
Why Keep Track of Information? Highlighting and Marking
Good Reasons to Keep Track Of Information
Reading Selection (Mastery Test 3) ldquo;Personal Safety Online.rdquo;
Recognizing PatternsI
What Are Patterns of Organization?
Combining Patterns of Organization
Reading Selection (Mastery Test 3) ldquo;Animals at Play,rdquo; (Textbook Excerpt)
Recognizing Patterns
Comparison/Contrast Patterns
Other Useful Patterns
Reading Selection (Mastery Test 3) ldquo;The Mind-Body Connection.rdquo;
Reading Critically: Inferences and Author's Purpose
What Is Inference?
Understanding Author's Purpose
Reading Selection (Mastery Test 3) ldquo;If Our Son is Happy
What Else Matters?rdquo;
Reading Critically: Fact and Opinion
Is It Fact or Opinion? Mixing Fact and Opinion
Evaluating Fact and Opinion
Informed Opinion
Reading Selection (Mastery Test 3) ldquo;Canine Candy Stripers.rdquo;
Reading Critically: Tone and Bias
Reading Selection (Mastery Test 3) ldquo;Explaining Away Hate.rdquo;
Reading Argumen
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