The Art of Critical Reading

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-05-21
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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The Art of Critical Reading uses the theme of art to create an exciting and engaging approach to reading and learning. Integrating art themes through reading selections, visuals, and exercises, the new edition offers a wealth of updated exercises and reading selections drawn from a variety of sources (college textbooks, newspapers, magazines, and classic and contemporary literature) to inspire students to read with passion and care.

Table of Contents

Preface to the
Preface to the Student Walkthrough The Emperor and the Calligrapher Crossword Puzzle
Learning How to be a Successful Student Introduction Selection: Excerpt from Psychology
Life in College and Beyond Study Technique
– Underlining, Highlighting, Annotating Selection: Excerpt from Concepts in Health
– SQ3R Study Method Selection: Excerpt from You Can Make It Happen
Discovering Meaning Through Structure
Topics, Main Ideas, and Details Topics and Main Ideas Selection: “Black Men and Public Space”
Summarizing Short Selections Test-Taking Tip – Day of the Test Vocabulary: Homonyms and Other Confusing Words (Unit 1)
The Author’s Purpose and the Rhetorical Modes Determining the Author’s Purpose An Introduction to the Rhetorical Modes Author’s Purpose: To Inform Selection: Excerpt from Understanding Psychology
Outlining Author’s Purpose: To Entertain Selection: “The Country Mouse and the Town Mouse”
Cofer Selection: “Life on the Edge”
Greenfield Selection: “Leaving their Mark Behind”
Review Test Test-Taking Tip: After the Test Is Returned Vocabulary: Homonyms and Other Confusing Words (Unit 2)
Transition Words and Patterns of OrganizationTransition Words Some Common Patterns of Organization Classification and Division Cause and Effect Examples and Illustration Comparison-Contrast Study Technique
– Creating a Comparison-Contrast Chart Compare and Contrast: The Boating Party Review Test: “Crime at Its Best,”
Listing “And the Third Biggest Lie Is”
Steps in a Process Definition Study Technique
Mapping Chronological Order Study Technique
Time Lines Review Test Additional Transition Words Selection: “School Cheating Scandal Tests a Town’s Values”
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