9780132208123

Reading Skills for College Students

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-05-25
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Summary

For courses in College Reading. Reading Skills for College Studentsincreases students'reading skills and reading enjoyment! The purpose of the seventh edition ofReading Skills for College Studentsis the same as previous editions--to improve the reading skills of college students and to increase their reading enjoyment. Hancock continues to help students improve their vocabulary, comprehension, reading rate, and study and test-taking abilities. The seventh edition covers all the reading skills required for college study, giving students hands-on practice with a variety of exercises. An abundance of information is available through expanding technology revolution; however, it takes advanced reading skills to select, read, and evaluate all this information. Reading Skills for College Students serves as an excellent resource for the rest of studentsrs" college careers by providing instruction on reading in six different major content areas. The author has included specific chapters on reading for Literature, History, Psychology, Biology, Computers and Data Processing, and Business courses.

Table of Contents

To the Instructor xiii
Acknowledgments xvii
PART ONE READING SKILLS
Study Skills
1(16)
Making Adjustments
1(1)
Time Management
2(2)
Psychological Factors
4(2)
Study Environment
6(1)
A Study Plan
7(1)
Test Taking
8(3)
Learning Resources
11(4)
Suggestions for Further Study
15(2)
Context Clues
17(28)
Building Your Vocabulary
17(1)
Using Context Clues
18(25)
Exercise 1: Context Clues
21(8)
Exercise 2: Context Clues
29(5)
Exercise 3: Context Clues
34(6)
Exercise 4: Context Clues
40(3)
Suggestions for Further Study
43(2)
Structural Analysis
45(22)
Using Root Words
45(4)
Using Prefixes
49(2)
Using Suffixes
51(15)
Exercise 5: Structural Analysis
53(4)
Exercise 6: Structural Analysis
57(5)
Exercise 7: Structural Analysis
62(4)
Suggestions for Further Study
66(1)
Dictionary Skills
67(10)
Using the Dictionary
67(9)
Exercise 8: Using the Dictionary
72(4)
Suggestions for Further Study
76(1)
Main Ideas
77(30)
Reading with Comprehension
77(1)
Finding Main Ideas
78(28)
Exercise 9: Finding Main Ideas
84(3)
Exercise 10: Finding Main Ideas
87(14)
Exercise 11: Expressing Main Ideas
101(5)
Suggestions for Further Study
106(1)
Details
107(18)
Major and Minor Details
107(17)
Exercise 12: Finding Major and Minor Details
111(8)
Exercise 13: Finding Details
119(5)
Suggestions for Further Study
124(1)
Signal Words
125(6)
Understanding Signal Words
125(5)
Exercise 14: Identifying Signal Words
128(2)
Suggestions for Further Study
130(1)
Organizational Patterns
131(16)
Understanding Organizational Patterns
131(15)
Exercise 15: Organizational Patterns
136(10)
Suggestions for Further Study
146(1)
Purpose and Tone
147(16)
Understanding Purpose and Tone
147(15)
Exercise 16: Purpose and Tone
151(11)
Suggestions for Further Study
162(1)
Inferences
163(20)
Drawing Inferences
163(19)
Exercise 17: Inferences
165(6)
Exercise 18: Inferences
171(6)
Exercise 19: Inferences
177(5)
Suggestions for Further Study
182(1)
Critical Reading
183(26)
Questioning, Comparing, and Evaluating
183(25)
Exercise 20: Fact and Opinion
188(2)
Exercise 21: Critical Evaluation
190(8)
Exercise 22: Questioning, Comparing, and Evaluating
198(5)
Exercise 23: Questioning, Comparing, and Evaluating
203(5)
Suggestions for Further Study
208(1)
Graphics
209(24)
Understanding Graphics
209(22)
Exercise 24: Interpreting Graphics
218(13)
Suggestions for Further Study
231(2)
Rate
233(10)
Rate and Comprehension
233(1)
The Reading Process
234(3)
Flexibility in Rate
237(4)
Suggestions for Further Study
241(2)
PART TWO READING IN THE CONTENT AREA
Literature
243(18)
Studying Literature
243(2)
``Livvie'' by Eudora Welty
245(15)
Exercise 25
256(4)
Suggestions for Further Study
260(1)
History
261(16)
Studying History
261(2)
``A Changing America''
263(13)
Exercise 26
271(5)
Suggestions for Further Study
276(1)
Psychology
277(12)
Studying Psychology
277(2)
``Measuring Intelligence''
279(9)
Exercise 27
285(3)
Suggestions for Further Study
288(1)
Biology
289(14)
Studying Biology
289(2)
``Immunity''
291(11)
Exercise 28
299(3)
Suggestions for Further Study
302(1)
Computer Science and Data Processing
303(16)
Studying Computer Science and Data Processing
303(2)
``The Technology Revolution''
305(12)
Exercise 29
312(5)
Suggestions for Further Study
317(2)
Business
319(16)
Studying Business
319(2)
``Understanding Business''
321(12)
Exercise 30
329(4)
Suggestions for Further Study
333(2)
PART THREE READING SELECTIONS
``Evolution of a Flag''
335(6)
Allyson Patton
Exercise 31
337(4)
``Are We Tolerating More Dishonesty?
341(6)
Barbara Zigli
Exercise 32
343(4)
``I'm Going to Buy the Brooklyn Bridge''
347(6)
Adrienne Popper
Exercise 33
349(4)
``Statue of Liberty National Monument''
353(8)
Exercise 34
356(5)
``Hard Times''
361(8)
Norman Strung
Exercise 35
364(5)
``The Open Window''
369(8)
Saki (H. H. Munro)
Exercise 36
372(5)
``In the Blink of an Eye''
377(8)
Shawna Vogel
Exercise 37
380(5)
``The Chaser''
385(6)
John Collier
Exercise 38
387(4)
``They Dared Cocaine---and Lost''
391(12)
Henry Hurt
Exercise 39
397(6)
``The Necklace''
403(12)
Guy De Maupassant
Edgar V. Roberts
Exercise 40
410(5)
``One Good Turn''
415(8)
Witold Rybczynski
Exercise 41
417(6)
``A Worn Path''
423(12)
Eudora Welty
Exercise 42
430(5)
``The Chrysanthemums''
435(14)
John Steinbeck
Exercise 43
443(6)
``The Attic of the Brain''
449(6)
Lewis Thomas
Exercise 44
452(3)
``The Pedestrian''
455(8)
Ray Bradbury
Exercise 45
459(4)
Index 463

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