Reading Power

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-08-07
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing

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A mid-level text, the Sixth Edition ofReading Powerbalances timed readings with extensive instructional guidance and pedagogical support. Students calculate their reading rate by timing themselves, and test their comprehension by answeringGetting the Facts, Getting the Meaning,and other questions.Leaning on ContextandMaking the Words Yoursactivities help students understand difficult vocabulary, andLeaning on Partsfocuses on important prefix, root, and suffix rules. In theUltimate Reviewsection,Evaluating Internet Informationactivities ask students to complete six web-based assignments.

Table of Contents

The Check-up
Reading Power--Key to Personal Growth
Surviving the Information Avalanche
How to Read a Difficult Book
How Should You Build Up Your Vocabulary
The Master-Word Approach to Vocabulary
Words That Laugh and Cry
The Start-up
How Do You Best Get the Facts
Short Words Are Words of Might
The Three Who Found Death
The Speed-up
How Can You Speed Up Your Reading
The All-Important Question
Words Can Be Slippery
Speeding by Surveying
The First Rule of Conversation
How to REALLY Talk to Another Person
Speeding by Skimming
Two Ways of Looking at Life
Two Words to Avoid, Two to Remember
Speeding by Scanning
Watching a Veterinarian at Work
Watch a Surgeon at Work
The Work-up
Reading for Meaning
The Juggler
Father and the Tommyknockers
Reading Words More Effectively
How to Remember: Some Fundamental Principles
Reading Paragraphs More Effectively
How to Work for a Rotten Boss
The Joy of Quitting
Reading Entire Selections More Effectively
He Survived His Own Funeral
Ten Football Stars and Yours Truly
Literature: Nothing to Be Afraid Of
The Open Window
The Gun
Getting Better Grades
The Dividends for Quitters
The Road to Wellville
Generating New and Wider Interests
America Won't Win 'Til It Reads More
My Alma Mater
The Round-up
Reading for School and Life
Good Health for Sale
Challenges to Racial and Sexual Discrimination
Short Storiesv
Bureaucratic "Pathologies,"
The Nature and Importance of Effective Listening
Matter and Energy
The Organization's Culture
The Nature of Social Responsibility
Beating Academic Stress
That All-Important Attitude
Getting on Track, Part I--The Value of Academic Advising
Getting on Track, Part II--Choosing a Major
Developing Problem-Solving Skills
Why Study Groups Work
Developing a Study Plan
Learning to Remember
The Goal--Adaptability
Treat Causes, Not Symptoms
"I Finally Got It!" or Capturing the Elusive Main Idea
Drawing Inferences or Fishing in the Author's Mind for What Is Not on the Page
Reading--On Screen
A Writing Center Approach to Composition
Equity under the Law
Success on the Job
The Ethics of Emailing
Evaluating Internet Information
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