Opening Doors

ISBN-10: 0073407186
ISBN-13: 9780073407180
Edition: 6th 2011
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List price: $113.33
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 1/12/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 880
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.080
Language: English

JOE CORTINA earned his B.A. degree in English from San Diego State University and his master's degree and doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction in reading from the University of North Texas. He has taught undergraduate teacher education courses in reading at the University of North Texas and Texas Woman's University. In 1981 he was selected to represent the Dallas County Community College District as a nominee for the Piper Award for Teaching Excellence. In addition, Dr. Cortina was selected as his division's nominee for Richland's Excellence in Teaching Award in 1987, 1988 and 1993. In 1992 he was selected as an honored alumnus by the Department of Elementary, Early Childhood and Reading Education, of the University of North Texas and in 1994 he was a recipient of an Excellence Award given by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development. In addition to teaching reading courses at Richland College, he has served on interdisciplinary teaching teams for honors English courses and has served as a faculty leader of Richland's writing-across-the-curriculum program. Dr. Cortina has served on the conference program committees for both the College Reading and Learning Association and the National Association for Developmental Education. He has also served as a member of the editorial advisory board of The Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy. He is a frequent speaker at professional meetings and inservice workshops.

JANET ELDER was graduated summa cum laude from the University of Texas in Austin with a B.A. in English and Latin. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She was the recipient of a government fellowship for Southern Methodist University's Reading Research Program, which resulted in a master's degree. Her Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction in reading is from Texas Woman's University where the College of Education presented her the Outstanding Dissertation Award. She established the first comprehensive secondary reading program in the Dallas Independent School District, and has conducted extensive staff development training for Dallas area teachers. After teaching reading and study skills courses at Richland for several years, she was asked to develop and implement an honors program for the college. After coordinating the honors program during its first six years, she resumed teaching full time. In addition to teaching reading courses, Dr. Elder periodically serves on interdisciplanary teaching teams for honors English and humanities courses. She has served on a task force that re-evaluated Richland's writing-across-the-curriculum program. She has twice received the Extra Mile Award from special services (disabilities) students, has twice been her division's Piper Award nominee for excellence in teaching, and in 1993 received an Excellence Award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development. In 1999 she was one of three nominees for Richland's Excellence in Teaching Award. A frequent presenter at professional conferences and inservice workshops, she has a deep interest and expertise in “brain friendly” instruction.

* - New reading selections for this edition
Orientation: Preparing and Organizing Yourself for Success in College
Making Yourself Successful in College
Skills: Doing What Successful Students Do
Motivating Yourself
Setting Your Goals
Identifying Your Learning Style
Managing Your Time
Setting Up a Weekly Study Schedule
Making the Most of Your Study Time
Planning Further Ahead: Creating a Monthly Assignment Calendar and Using a Daily "To Do" List
Creating Your Summary: Developing Chapter Review Cards
Reading Selections:
"Why Go To College?" from P.O.W.E.R. Learning: Strategies for Success in College and Life
"Getting Ready for Prime Time: Learning the Skills Needed to Succeed Today and Tomorrow" from Understanding Business
"Saved" from The Autobiography of Malcolm X, as told to Alex Haley (Autobiography)
Approaching College Reading and Developing A College-Level Vocabulary
Skills: Understanding the Reading Process
Improving Your Reading
Predicting as You Read
Monitoring Your Comprehension
Adjusting Your Reading Rate
Developing a College-Level Vocabulary
Using Context Clues
Using Word-Structure Clues
Using a Dictionary Pronunciation Key
Understanding Denotations and Connotations of Words
Understanding Figurative Language
A Word about Standardized Reading Tests: Vocabulary in Context and Figurative Language Questions
Creating Your Summary: Developing Chapter Review Cards
Reading Selections:
"Making It Happen: Creating Positive Change to Become a Peak Performer" (Student Success)
"Fighting Terrorism in a Global Age" (History)
"A Whale of a Survival Problem"
Approaching College Assignments: Reading Textbooks and Following Directions
Skills:College Textbooks: A Method for Reading and Studying Effectively
The SQ3R Study System
Prepare to Read
Ask and Answer Questions to Enhance Your Reading
Review by Rehearsing the Answers to Your Questions
Following Directions in Textbooks and on Tests
Guidelines for Following Directions
Example: Directions from a Textbook
Example: Directions for a Test
Creating Your Summary: Developing Chapter Review Cards
Reading Selections:
"African Americans: The Struggle for Equality"
"Parenthood: Now, Later, ...Never?"
"Art in the Service of Religion"
Comprehension: Understanding College Textbooks by Reading for Ideas
Determining the Topic and the Stated Main Idea
Skills: The Topic of a Paragraph
What is the Topic of a Paragraph, and Why is it Important? Determining and Expressing the Topic
The Stated Main Idea of a Paragraph
What is a Stated Main Idea, and Why is it Important?
Locating the Stated Main Idea Sentence
How to Tell if you have Identified the Stated Main Idea Sentence
How to Avoid Two Common Errors in Locating a Stated Main Idea
Stated Overall Main Ideas in Longer Passages
A Word about Standardized Reading Tests: Topics and Stated Main Ideas
Creating Your Summary: Developing Chapter Review Cards
Test Your Understanding: Determing the Topic and Stated Main Idea
Reading Selections:
"A Warning to Students: Plagiarism, Term Papers and Web Research"
"Latinos: An Emerging Influence in the United States"
"Muhammed"
Formulating Implied Main Ideas
Skills: Implied Main Ideas in Paragraphs
What is an Implied Main Idea? Why is Formulating Implied Main Ideas Important?
Formulating an Implied Main Idea
Steps to Follow
Threee formulas for Using Information in a Paragraph to Formulate the MainThree
Requirements for Correctly Formulated Main Idea Sentences
Implied Overall Main Ideas in Longer Passages
A Word about Standardized Reading Tests: Implied Main Ideas
Creating Your Summary: Developing Chapter Review Cards
Test Your Understanding: Formulating Implied Main Ideas
Reading Selections:
"Identity Theft: You are at Risk" (Personal Finance)
"Violence in Television and Video Games: Does the Media's Message Matter?" (Psychology)
"Demography"
Identifying Supporting Details
Skills: Supporting Details in Paragraphs
What are Supporting Details? Why are Supporting Details Important?
Identifying and Listing Supporting Details
Major and Minor Details, and How to Tell the Difference
A Word about Standardized Reading Tests: Supporting Details
Creating Your Summary: Developing Chapter Review Cards
Test Your Understanding: Identifying Supporting Details
Reading Selections:
"Shaping Your Health: The Millenial Generation and Early Adulthood"
"America's Most Popular Drug: Caffeine" (Health)
"What Can Be Done to Help Third World Countries?" From A Beginner's Guide to the World Economy
Recognizing Authors' Writing Patterns
Skills: Patterns of Writing
What are Authors' Writing Patterns? Why is Recognizing Writing Patterns Important?
Recognizing Authors' Writing Patterns
List Pattern
Sequence Pattern
Definition Pattern
Comparison-Contrast Pattern
Cause-Effect Pattern
Spacial Order Pattern
Avoid Seeing Everything as a List
Other Writing Patterns
Addition Pattern
Generalization and Example Pattern
Statement and Classification Pattern
Summary Pattern
Mixed Pattern
Relationships within and between Sentences
A Word about Standardized Reading Tests: Authors' Writing Patterns
Creating Your Summary: Developing Chapter Review Cards
Test Your Understanding: Part One - Basic Writing Patterns
Reading Selections:
"E-Commerce? It's E-Normous!" (Business)
"The Development of Rock Music and Rock in American Society"
"Reactions to Impending Death"
Reading Critically
Skills: What is Critical Reading?
Critical Reading Skills
Determining an Author's Purpose
Determining an Author's Intended Audience
Determining an Author's Point of View, tone, and intended meaning
A Word about Standardized Reading Tests: Critical Reading
Creating Your Summary: Developing Chapter Review Cards
Reading Selections:
Prologue from The Illustrated Man
"Think Before You Speak: Public Speaking in a Multicultural World"
From The Things They Carried
Thinking Critically
Skills: What is Critical Thinking, and Why is it Important?
Critical Thinking Skills
Why Readers Fail to Think Critically
Distinguishing Facts from Opinions and Determining Whether Opinions Are Well Supported
Making Inferences and Drawing Logical Conclusions
Evaluating an Author's Argument
Distinguishing between Deductive and Inductive Reasoning
Identifying Propaganda Devices
A Word about Standardized Reading Tests: Critical Thinking
Creating Your Summary: Developing Chapter Review Cards
Test Your Understanding: Thinking Critically
Reading Selections:
"Poverty in America and Improving Social Welfare through Public Education" (Government)
"Sport Utility Vehicles: How Do I Hate Thee? Let Me Count the Ways"
"Take Out the Trash, and Put It...Where?"
Systems for Studying Textbooks: Developing a System that Works for You
Selecting and Organizing Textbook Information
Skills: Studying Better Rather Than Harder
Three Keys to Studying College Textbooks
Selectivity
Organization
Rehearsal
Using Textbook Features
Marking Textbooks: Underlining, Highlighting, and Annotating
Taking Notes from Textbooks: Outlining, Mapping, and Summarizing
Taking Notes on a Laptop
Guidelines for Outlining
Guidelines for the Cornell Method of Note-Taking
Guidelines for Mapping
Guidelines for Summarizing
Interpreting Graphs and Visual Aids
Bar Graphs
Line Graphs
Pie Charts
Tables
Photographs
Diagrams
Flowcharts
Maps
Cartoons
Creating Your Summary: Developing Chapter Review Cards
Reading Selection:
"The Age of Globalization"
Rehearsing Textbook Information and Preparing for Tests
Skills: Rehearsal and Memory
Studying for Tests
General Guidelines
Five-Day Test Review Plan
Creating Review Cards to Prepare for a Test
Creating Test Review Sheets
Creating Your Summary: Developing Chapter Review Cards
Reading Selection:
"Cultural Diversity: Family Strengths and Challenges"
Glossary of Key Reading and Study Skills Terms
A List of Word Parts: Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes
United States Map, World Map and List of World Capitals
List of Reading Selection Vocabulary from the Vocabulary-in-Context Exercises for each Reading Selection
Credits
Index
Vocabulary Log

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