Reader's Corner : Expanding Perspectives Through Reading

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Heinle
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Written for 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 Dave Barry, Caroline Huang, and William Raspberry. 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 Third 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 Practical Strategies for the Readings Essential Reading Skills
Americans in Transition
Jackie Robinson
The Ritual of Fast Food
The Power of the Pill
Boomer Nation
My Spanish Standoff
The Good Daughter
Beyond the Gender Myths
Of Cosmic Proportions
Americans in the New Millennium
Personal Challenges
I Saw Anne Frank Die
Back to School
How I Quit Smoking, If I Really Did
The Boy Who Sees with Sound
Longevity and Livability
A Drag Racer
Dreams Do Come True...Someday
From The Grapes of Wrath, a novel
Tropical Storms
Hard Questions for All
Have Today's Schools Failed Male Students?
Why Do Students at U.S. Military-Base Schools Excel?
Black & Middle Class: Both a Victim of Racial Profiling--and a Practitioner
Death Shows Binge Drinking Still Plagues Many Campuses
Heat Wave, the Editors of Time
Does a Raunchy Culture Produce Raunchy Kids?
Frightening--and Fantastic
My Long-Distance Life
Divorce and Its Effects on Children
Focuson Work and Careers
A Year of African Life Opened My Eyes
Internships: Previewing a Profession
You're a What?
Research Chef
E-Learning as Easy as ABC
Foul Language Could Be a Curse on Your Career
Until Dust Do Us Part
Science and the Gender Gap
Home-Work Paradox Persists
Barriers to Communication
What Is Listening?
More Perspectives
Some Dying Patients Need Help
Suicide Issue Diverts Us from the Real Problems
In Opposition to the Death Penalty
In Defense of the Death Penalty
An Immigration Policy for 'Real Americans'
English Spoken Here
My Papa's Waltz
Those Winter Sundays
I Have a Dream
Prejudice and Stereotypes
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