Reading Beyond Words
As a primary text for a variety of reading courses, Reading Beyond the Words provides selections from introductory text-books in the social sciences, sciences, and humanities, as well as college-level fiction, poetry, and essays. Reading-study skills - how to identify main ideas, basic writing patterns, bias , tone inferences, and critical thinking - are stressed throughout the text, and support the book's goal of preparing students for a lifetime of writing success. Features: * Well-designed sequence for acquiring reading-study skills makes the process easy and attractive to students. * Comprehension questions build critical thinking skills. * Reading direction includes learning activities in poetry and fiction. New to this edition: * Reorganization of the first five chapters prepares students for progressively sophisticated learnining skills. * Greater number of academic readings and multi-cultural materials. * Chapter organization is now more useful and accessible to students. * New appendices on reading graphic aids and listening skills.
- Hardback | 384 pages
- 175.26 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 453.59g
- 13 Nov 1994
- Cengage Learning, Inc
- Heinle & Heinle Publishers Inc.,U.S.
- Florence, United States
- 5th Revised edition
Table of contents
Reading for Main Ideas. Using Writing Patterns to Find the Main Ideas. Understanding Textbooks. Reading to Learn. Distinguishing Fact from Opinion and Bias. Understanding an Author's Purpose and Tone. Drawing Inferences and Detecting Propaganda. Thinking for Yourself. Appendices.