Efficient and Flexible Reading (with MyReadingLab Student Access Code Card)

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Package
  • Copyright: 2008-12-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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Efficient and Flexible Readingteaches readers how to vary their approach to written texts based on the material and their purpose for reading.In addition to instruction in literal and critical comprehension skills, vocabulary, and study skills,Efficient and Flexible Readingteaches readers how to identify text structures and thought patterns for more efficient learning. Emphasizing reading as an active thinking process, the text presents systems for monitoring concentration, comprehension, and recall, encouraging students to assess the reading assignment and to select the appropriate strategy to suit the situation. The seventh edition expands coverage of the most crucial skills in both basic reading comprehension and higher-level critical reading: main ideas, patterns of organization, transitions, and critical analysis.For those who want to improve basic reading skills.

Table of Contents

Developing a Basis for Reading and Learning
Developing Your Efficiency and Flexibility
Analyzing Your Reading Efficiency
Analyzing Your Learning Style
Developing Reading Flexibility
Principles of Efficiency and Flexibility
Evaluating Your Rate and Flexibility
Critical Thinking
Tip #1 Developing Critical Thinking Skills
ldquo;How to Brag About Yourself to Win and Hold a New Jobrdquo;
ldquo;Talking A Stranger Through the nightrdquo;
Active Reading and Learning
Reading and Thinking Actively
Improving Your Concentration
Monitoring Your Comprehension
Prereading and Predicting Developing
Guide Questions
Critical Thinking
Tip #2 Developing a Questioning Mind-Set
ldquo;Profile of a Terroristrdquo;
ldquo;Just Walk On By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Spacerdquo;
Strengthening Your Word Power
Expanding Your Vocabulary
Using Contextual Aids
Analyzing Word Parts
Using Word Mapping to Expand Your Vocabulary
A System for Learning Unfamiliar Words
Using Vocabulary Reference Sources
Critical Thinking
Tip #3 Vague Versus Clear Meanings
ldquo;My Black Skin Makes My White Coat Vanishrdquo;
ldquo;Stem cell Therapy: Promise and Realityrdquo; Academic Scenario
Improving Your Comprehension
Main Ideas and Paragraph Structure
Paragraph Organization Identifying the Topic
Finding the Main Idea and Topic Sentence
Implied Main Idea Developing Expectations as You Read
Major and Minor Supporting Details
Types of Supporting Details
Using Transitions
Critical Thinking Tip #4 Recognizing Your Own Bias
ldquo;The Appreciation of Humorrdquo;
ldquo;Privacy on the Webrdquo;
Patterns: Relationships Among Ideas
How Recognizing a Pattern Im
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