Reading Across the Disciplines : College Reading and Beyond (with MyReadingLab Student Access Code Card)

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Package
  • Copyright: 2007-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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Reading Across the Disciplineshas been a popular textbook with instructors whose students do not require an abundance of skill instruction and who teach college reading through the use of readings from across the disciplines. To prepare students for the expectations of higher education, Kathleen McWhorter uses high-interest readings from a variety of academic sources and provides concise reading skills with immediate practice for reinforcement. Discipline-specific reading skills offer tips for reading and learning within the particular discipline, so students learn content as well as strategy. Concise skill instruction with extensive practice. 13 academic disciplines represented through high-interest readings. Discipline-specific reading skills tips for reading and learning within the particular discipline. Active read skills instruction teaches students to approach reading as a process requiring involvement and response. 9 th 12 th grade level reading courses where only concise skill instruction is needed, and with a process approach to reading. Instructors who teach college reading through the use of readings from across the disciplines.

Table of Contents

A Handbook for Reading and Thinking in College
Active Reading and Thinking Strategies
Vocabulary Building
Thesis, Main Ideas, Supporting Details, and Transitions
Organizational Patterns
Making Inferences
Critical Reading
Organizing Ideas
Improving and Adjusting Your Reading Rate
Reading and Evaluating Electronic Sources
Readings for Academic Disciplines
Reading Across the Disciplines
Social Sciences (Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology)
Public Policy/Contemporary Issues
Political Science/Government/History
Health-Related Fields
Life Sciences
Physical Sciences/Mathematics
Workplace/Career Fields
Textbook Chapter Readings
Appendix: Assessing Your Reading Progress
Words-per-Minute Conversion Chart
Reading Progress Chart
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