Effective Reading in a Changing World

Effective Reading in a Changing World

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For courses in College Reading and Study Skills.Using an integrated, holistic approach to reading and writing, this text is designed to help adult readers of varying backgrounds strengthen their cognitive abilities, view reading as a positive experience, and explore contemporary controversial issues. It combines mature, high-interest reading selections with in-depth practice activities, a broad spectrum of reading comprehension questions, and suggestions for discussion and journal writing. The focus throughout is on literal and inferential comprehension of textbook, essay, and literary material, as well as on the skills and strategies necessary for critical thinking, vocabulary development, and effective study techniques.show more

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  • Paperback | 656 pages
  • 191.3 x 234.7 x 25.4mm | 1,016.05g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130115797
  • 9780130115799

Table of contents

I. READING MORE EFFECTIVELY. 1. You Make the Difference. 2. Building Vocabulary through Context and Structure. 3. From Sentence to Paragraph to the Main Idea: Steps to Eliminate Problems in Comprehension. 4. Reading and Organizing for More Effective Study. 5. Learning Paragraph Patterns. 6. Refining Reading Style and Improving Rate. II. THE READER AS CRITIC: REFINING CRITICAL COMPREHENSION. 7. Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions. 8. Understanding the Power of Persuasive Language. 9. Recognizing Tone, Purpose, and Point of View: Aids to Critical Thinking. 10. Reading Visual Information. Appendix A. Appendix B. Credits. Index.show more

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