The Readerís Corner Expanding Perspectives Through Reading

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  • Edition: 4th
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  • Copyright: 2011-01-01
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Written for the upper-level developmental courses, THE READER'S CORNER features compelling reading selections and strategies that build strong critical thinking and analytical skills. The readings vary in length and reflect a range of sources, from the Associated Press to the works of authors such as Richard Rodriguez, Caroline Hwang, and Leonard Pitts. Longer selections allow students to apply new skills and strategies to material similar what they will encounter in other college courses. Unlike traditional texts that teach reading skills through "skill and drill" exercises, THE READER'S CORNER inspires students to think critically about what they read by offering a more authentic reading experience. The Fourth Edition presents new textbook readings and poetry selections, providing students with additional opportunities to practice their skills and work with college-level readings. A robust pre- and post-reading apparatus accompanies each selection and helps build students' vocabulary, critical-reading, and critical-thinking skills.

Table of Contents

Starting Points
The Readings in This Book
Reading as a Process
Before Reading
During Reading
After Reading
The Reading and Writing Connection
Practical Strategies for the Readings
Before You Read
During Reading
After You Read
Essential Reading Skills
Find the Topic and Main Idea
Identify the Supporting Details
Determine an Author's Purpose
Look for an Organizational Pattern
Make Inferences from Stated Details
Use Context Clues to Define Unfamiliar Words
Read Graphics with Understanding
Evaluate What You Read
Americans in Transition
"Jackie Robinson"
He thrilled fans, shattered baseball's color barrier, and changed the face of the nation
"The Ritual of Fast Food"
Fast-food restaurants, a staple of American life, have changed the way we eat
"The Power of the Pill"
According to these authors, the oral contraceptive empowered women to change their destinies
"Growing Up Old in Los Angeles"
The Los Angeles youth culture is unlike that of any previous generation and is representative of young people everywhere today
"My Spanish Standoff"
To help her children fit in, a mother of Peruvian descent adopts an English-only policy
"The Good Daughter"
As a child of immigrants, the author is torn between her parents' dreams and her own
"Rejecting Feminism Makes No Sense"
The author offers a new definition of feminism and a reminder to thank those who fought for women's equality
"Beyond the Gender Myths"
First girls, then boys had "special needs." New times call for a new solution to the old problem of gender differences
"The Road Not Taken"
A decisive moment, a road taken, make the difference between what is and what might have been
"Americans in the New Millennium"
This textbook reading from the discipline of U.S. history is excerpted from Chapter 33 of A People and a Nation, Volume Two: Since 1865
The authors examine changes in America's demographics and family structure
They also examine how we are confronting the issues of new technology, infectious diseases, and global terrorism
Personal Challenges
"I Saw Anne Frank Die"
A survivor of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, the author remembers its horrors
"Back to School"
The author recalls his first day at school and a lesson he learned
"How I Quit Smoking, If I Really Did"
Though many years have passed since she quit smoking, battling addiction remains a challenge for this author
"The Boy Who Sees with Sound"
Blind since age three, Ben Underwood finds his way with sound
"When Numbers Don't Add Up"
Have you ever wondered why mathematics is a challenge for many otherwise intelligent people
"Friends Indeed?"
Making and keeping friends is a real challenge in the digital age
"A First Grader at Age 70"
If you didn't know how to read, would you have the courage to start at age 70
"Real Resolutions"
Making and keeping New Year's resolutions is a challenge
The author offers her tips for leading a better life--any time
From "The Grapes of Wrath" A Novel
Readers find a message in a turtle's struggle to cross a highway
"What is Speech Anxiety"
This textbook reading from the discipline of speech communication is excerpted from Public Speaking, The Evolving Art, Speech Anxiety is a challenge for many students
These authors can help
Hard Questions for all
"Have Today's Schools Failed Male Students?"
Are educators overlooking the needs of ordinary boys
"Ask New Questions about Domestic Violence"
This author wants us to stop making excuses about domestic violence
"Black & Middle Class: Both a Victim of Racial Profiling--and a Practitioner
Has profiling criminal suspects outlived its usefulness
When someone you love dies, what will you remember, and what will you miss
"Death Shows Binge Drinking Still Plagues Many Campuses"
What causes binge drinking, and what are colleges doing to discourage it
"Heat Wave" The Editors of Time
What is global warming, and what are its causes
"Does a Raunchy Culture Produce Raunchy Kids?"
Do popular music and other media have a negative effect on teens
"Frightening--and Fantastic"
How can parents protect children from the dangers that face them
"My Long-Distance Life"
From a child's point of view, what is it like to have two families
"Divorce and Its Effects on Children"
This textbook reading from the discipline of social science is excerpted from Chapter 13 of Childhood and Adolescent Development, Fifth Edition
What are some hard questions about divorce and parenting, and what answers do we seek
Focus on Work and Career
"A Year of African Life Opened My Eyes"
The simple, slow pace of Tanzania helped this author make the decision to change careers
"The Happiness Effect"
How do our emotions and behavior affect those around us and what can we do about it
"You're a What
Research Chef" OLIVIA CROSBY
The author writes about a career that combines cooking, creative thinking, and science skills
"I Hear America Singing"
This poem takes a positive approach toward the work that people do
"Foul Language Could Be a Curse on Your Career"
In the workplace, four-letter words almost always send the wrong message
"Until Dust Do Us Part"
A study reveals the truth about men, women, and who does the housework
"Science and the Gender Gap"
As more women seek careers in fields such as physics and chemistry, the gender gap in science may be closing
"Home-Work Paradox Persists"
Working long hours and taking care of family needs remains a balancing act for many Americans
"Barriers to Communication"
This textbook reading from the discipline of business is excerpted from Chapter 2 of Contemporary Business Communication, Sixth Edition
The excerpt explains why some messages do not have their intended effect
"What Is Listening?"
This textbook reading from the discipline of speech communication is excerpted from Chapter 2 of Presentations in Everyday Life, Second Edition
The excerpt explains that listening is as important to a speaker as it is to the audience
More Perspectives
"Some Dying Patients Need Help"
This author supports the legalization of physician-assisted suicide
"Suicide Issue Diverts Us from the Real Problems"
This author opposes the legalization of physician-assisted suicide
"In Opposition to the Death Penalty"
The author explains why he is opposed to the death penalty
"In Defense of the Death Penalty"
We need to keep the death penalty, according to this author
"An Immigration Policy for 'Real Americans"
Chambless supports an immigration policy that acknowledges immigrants' positive contributions to American life
"English Spoken Here"
Parker supports an immigration policy based on assimilation
"My Papa's Waltz"
This well-known poem offers one perspective on the father-child relationship
"Those Winter Sundays"
In this famous poem, we find another perspective on the father-child relationship
"I Have a Dream"
King's speech given on August 28, 1963, still inspires us to seek transformative social change in the 21st century
"Prejudice and Stereotypes"
This textbook reading from the discipline of psychology is excerpted from Chapter 14 of Essentials of Psychology, Fourth Edition
The authors examine theories of prejudice and stereotypes
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