College Reading and Study Skills (with MyReadingLab Pearson eText Student Access Code Card)

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  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Package
  • Copyright: 2009-12-09
  • Publisher: Longman
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Getting the students to reflect on their thinking,College Reading and Study Skillsis a developmental level reading and study text depicting reading as a process and providing concise instruction, skill application exercises, and exercises using textbook excerpts to contribute to success in college. Metacognition (reflecting on their thoughts); reading as a process; skill application; ample textbook excerpts.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: Building a Foundation for Academic Success

Success Workshops:

    1. Learn Everything You Can in the First Week

    2. Learning About and Using Campus Resources

Chapter 1: Setting Goals and Managing Your Time

Chapter 2: Learning Style and Learning Strategies

Chapter 3: Improving Learning and Memory

Chapter 4: Taking Notes in Class

Chapter 5: Classroom Communication


PART TWO: Reading and Thinking Critically

Success Workshops:

    3. Strengthen Your Concentration

    4. Stay Healthy and Manage Stress

Chapter 6: Active Reading Strategies

Chapter 7: Understanding Paragraphs

Chapter 8: Following Thought Patterns

Chapter 9: Evaluating the Author’s Message

Chapter 10: Evaluating Authors' Techniques

Chapter 11: Using Context and Word Parts

Chapter 12: Expanding Your Vocabulary

Chapter 13:Reading and Evaluating Visual and Online Sources

Chapter 14: Reading Other Academic Sources


PART THREE: Reading Textbook Chapters and Assignments

Success Workshops:

    5. Get the Most Out of Your Textbooks

    6. Keep A Vocabulary Log

Chapter 15: Textbook Highlighting and Marking

Chapter 16: Methods of Organizing Information

Chapter 17: Sample Textbook Chapter


PART FOUR: Strategies for Academic Achievement

Success Workshops:

    7. Polish Your Academic Image

    8. Establish Your Academic Integrity

Chapter 18: Study and Review Strategies

Chapter 19: Preparing for Exams

Chapter 20: Taking Exams

Chapter 21: Improving Your Reading Rate and Flexibility


PART FIVE: Thematic Readings

THEME A: Body Adornment

THEME B: Technology and the Internet

THEME C: Controversies in Science

THEME D: Men’s and Women’s Communication (available online only)

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