Reading for Thinking

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  • Edition: 6th
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  • Copyright: 2008-02-22
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Incorporating a wealth of practice exercises and high-interest readings, Reading for Thinking focuses on improving reading skills at the "micro- level" and moving on to the "macro-level." Over half of the book is devoted to evaluating, drawing inferences, and identifying tone, bias, and purpose. The Sixth Edition continues to focus on developing students' comprehension and critical-thinking skills. Flemming uses a carefully designed sequence of explanations and exercises that allows students to approach critical reading as a natural extension of essential comprehension skills, rather than a discrete set of new strategies. Armed with the ability to both analyze and evaluate a writer's work, students apply those twin intellectual tools to Flemming's trademark high-interest readings to determine purpose, analyze evidence, detect bias, recognize tone, and compare opposing points of view.

Table of Contents

Becoming a Successful Student
Use SQ3R to Complete Textbook
Assignments Underline and Annotate
While Reading Paraphrase to Monitor Comprehension and Encourage
Remembering Paraphrasing and Plagiarism
Becoming Adept at Writing Summaries
Make Vocabulary-Building a Regular Part of Your Week
Use the Internet to Build Background Knowledge
Using SQ3R
Recognizing an Accurate Paraphrase
Recognizing an Accurate Paraphrase
Summarizing Chapter Sections
Paraphrasing with Accuracy
More on Developing Academic
Vocabulary Learn the Specialized
Vocabulary of Each Course Learn the Words
That Appear and Reappear
Use Context to Build Detailed
Definitions Checking the Glossary Pay
Attention to Words Followed by Definitions
Record All Words Set Off from the Text
Using Context Clues for General Vocabulary
Contrast Clues Restatement Clues Example
Clues General Knowledge
Clues Learning Common Word
Parts Understanding the Author's
Allusions Digging Deeper: Mad for Words
Learning the Language of Government
Learning the Vocabulary of Psychology
Using Context Clues
Understanding Allusions
Interpreting Allusions
Reviewing the Essentials
Using Questions to Get to the Heart of a Paragraph
Start With the topic Putting the Topic into Words
Using the Topic to Discover the Main Idea
Recognizing Topic Sentences
The Role of Introductory Sentences
More About Topic Sentence
Locations Paraphrasing Topic Sentences
The Function of Supporting Details
Digging Deeper: Peter Singer and Animal Rights
Recognizing Topics and Topic Sentences
Recognizing Topic Sentences and Accurate Paraphrases
Recognizing and Paraphrasing Topic Sentences
Taking Stock
Recognizing Patterns of Organization
Sequence of Dates and Events
Simple Listing
Comparison and Contrast
Cause and Effect Combining Patterns Digging Deeper: Oliver Wendell Holmes and Freedom of Speech
Typical Topic Sentences
Recognizing Organizational Patterns
Recognizing Organizational Patterns
Taking Stock
Understanding, Outliining, and Synthesizing Longer Readings Understanding Longer Readings
Major and Minor Details
Thesis Statements and Major Details
Outlining Longer Readings
Synthesizing Sources
Synthesizing Longer Readings
Digging Deeper: Can We Trust Our Memories?
Underlining Thesis Statements
Thesis Statements and Supporting Details
Outlining Longer Readings
Recognizing Synthesis Statements
Creating a Synthesis
Taking Stock
The Role of Inferences in Comprehension and Critical Reading
Drawing Inferences to Help Create Connections
Identifying Chain of Reference
Inferring Main Ideas Drawing
Inferences about Supporting Details
Implied Main Ideas in Longer Readings
Drawing Logical Conclusions
Digging Deeper: J. Robert Oppenheimer and The Manhattan Project
Drawing Inferences About Pronouns and Other Noun Substitutes
Recognizing the Implied Main Idea
Recognizing Implied Main Ideas
Drawing an Effective Inference
Inferring Supporting Details
Drawing Your Own Conclusions
Recognizing Implied Main Ideas in Longer Readings
Inferring Implied Main Ideas in Longer Readings
Taking Stock
Defining the Terms Fact and Opinion
Facts Versus Opinions
Connotative Language Is a Clue
Informed Versus Uninformed Opinions
Fact and Opinion in Textbooks
Digging Deeper: Policing the Language
Distinguishing Between Fact and Opinion
Checking for Relevance
Checking for Relevance
Taking Stock
Identifying Purpose and Tone
Understanding the Difference Between Informative
Writing and Persuasive Writing
The Importance of Purpose Predicting Purpose
The Main Idea Is the Clincher
The Effect of Purpose on Tone
Learning to Recognize Irony
Digging Deeper: Baseball Invades Japan
Identifying Purpose and Tone
Taking Stock
Recognizing and Evaluating Bias
Bias and Context Recognizing Bias in Informative Writing
Responding to Bias in Persuasive
Writing Bias and Careless Logic
Digging Deeper: Can the Term "Guys" Refer to Women and Girls?
Recognizing Bias
Recognizing Careless Logic
Taking Stock
Understanding and Evaluating Arguments
What's the Point of the Argument?
Four Common Types of Support
Flawed Arguments Identifying the Opposing
Point of View Digging Deeper: Eat French Fries at Your Peril
Analyzing Arguments
Analyzing Arguments
Analyzing Arguments
Taking Stock Putting It All Together Reading
Extreme Philanthropy Reading
Tall Tales of Appalachia Reading
Anonymous Source Is Not the Same as Open Source Reading
Five Ways to Deal with Conflict and the Art of Apologizing Reading
Culture and Communication Sample Chapter: America Under Stress, 1967-1976
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