Bridging the Gap : College Reading (with Study Card for Vocabulary)

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  • Edition: 8th
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  • Copyright: 2006-05-24
  • Publisher: Longman
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Written for the mid to high-level developmental reading course,Bridging the Gap, by Brenda Smith continues to be the #1 textbook choice of developmental reading educators.Bridging the Gapwas the first book to focus on how to read college textbooks. Over the course of several editions, this theme has been broadened by linking textbook readings to recent news in the popular press and adding material on critical thinking and the Internet. A hallmark of the text, the end-of-chapter readings represent three different reading levels (9th-10th, 10th-12th, 12th+) to permit individualization of assignments to meet varying student needs. A variety of academic disciplines are represented throughout, including psychology, history, biology, business, allied health, English literature, and more.

Table of Contents

An Overview of Bridging the Gap
Active Learning
What Is Active Learning?
What Is Cognitive Psychology?
How Does the Brain Screen Messages?
Is Divided Attention Effective?
Can Tasks Become Automatic?
Automatic Aspects of Reading
Cognitive Styles
What Is Concentration?
Poor Concentration: Causes and Cures
External Distractions
Internal Distractions
Reader's Tip: Improving Concentration
Focusing on Successful Academic Behaviors
Reader's Tip: Managing E-Mail Efficiently
Summary Points
Selection 1: Computer Science
Contemporary Focus: "Police in India to Moniter Cybercafes" from the Associated Press
"Security and Privacy for Computers and the Internet"
Search the Net
Secrets of a Successful Search
Make a Plan
Reader's Tip: Popular College Databases
Search and Search Again
Reader's Tip: Manipulating the Search
Read Selectively
Record as You Go
Consider the Source
Concept Prep for Computer Science
Selection 2: Psychology
Contemporary Focus: "Lions, Tigers- Wild Animals, Not Pets" from the Desert Morning News
"Critical-Period Hypothesis" by James V. McConnell
Concept Prep for Psychology
Reader's Journal
Remembering New Words
Using Context Clues
Elaborating Details
Limitations of Context Clues
Multiple Meanings of a Word
Unders tanding the Structure of Words
Using a Dictionary
Word Origins
Using a Glossary
Using a Thesaurus
Using Analogies
Reader's Tip: Categories of Analogy Relationships
Easily Confused Words
Recognizing Acronyms
Recognizing Transitional Words
Reader's Tip: Signals for Transition
Summary Points
Vocabulary Bookster: Over, Under, Around
Strategic Reading and Study
What is Strategic Reading?
What are the Stages of Reading?
Stage 1: Previewing
Signposts for Answering Preview Questions
Reader's Tip: Asking Questions Before Reading
Preview to Activate Schemata
Stage 2: Integrating
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