Reading and Study Skills

ISBN-10: 0073533319
ISBN-13: 9780073533315
Edition: 10th 2013
Authors: John Langan
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Book details

List price: $145.00
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 1/23/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.310
Language: English

By focusing on a wide range of reading and study skills required in the academic world,Reading and Study Skillsgives instructors the flexibility to address student needs that might otherwise require several texts. The highly versatile organization divides topics into focused, self-contained modules that can be covered in any order resulting in a text that can be adapted to fit any teaching or learning situation. From its step-by-step, comprehensive coverage of the essential reading and study skills, to its practical, sensible style and tone, this text encourages and motivates students to get the most out of their reading and shows them how to master key study skills in order to have rewarding college experiences.

To the Instructor
Introduction
Motivational Skills
Preview
Your Attitude: The Heart of the Matter
Setting Goals for Yourself
Learning Survival Strategies
Study Skills
Preview
Taking Classroom Notes
Time Control and Concentration
The PRWR Study Method
Using PRWR
Applying PRWR to a Textbook Chapter
Building a Powerful Memory
Taking Objective Exams
Taking Essay Exams
Using Research Skills
A Brief Guide to Important Word Skills
Preview
Using the Dictionary
Understanding Word Parts
Vocabulary Development
Reading Comprehension Skills
Preview
Introduction
Ten Key Skills
Comprehension and Rapid Reading
Recognizing Definitions and Examples
Recognizing Enumerations
Recognizing Headings and Subheadings
Recognizing Signal Words
Recognizing Main Ideas in Paragraphs and Short Selections
Knowing How to Outline
Knowing How to Summarize
Understanding Graphs and Tables
Making Inferences
Thinking Critically
Skim Reading and Comprehension
Preview
Introduction
How to Skim-Read
Visual Assertion
Science and the Search for Truth
The Nature of Power
Defense Mechanisms
Fatigue
Skim-Reading Progress Chart
Questions on the Skim-Reading Selections
Rapid Reading and Comprehension
Preview
Introduction
From The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Learning to Keep Your Cool during Tests
Wired for Touch
The Scholarship Jacket
Dare to Think Big
Winning the Job Interview Game
A Door Swings Open
From Nonreading to Reading
The Certainty of Fear
What You Need to Know to Succeed at Math
Rapid Reading Progress Chart
Reading Rate Table
Mastery Tests
Preview
Motivational Skills
Taking Classroom Notes
Time Control and Concentration
Building a Powerful Memory
Taking Objective Exams
Taking Essay Exams
Taking Objective and Essay Exams
Using Research Skills
Using the Dictionary
Understanding Word Parts
Vocabulary Development
Definitions and Examples
Enumerations
Headings and Subheadings
Signal Words
Main Idea
Outlining
Summarizing
Understanding Graphs and Tables
Making Inferences
Thinking Critically
Skim Reading
Rapid Reading Passage
Additional Learning Skills
Preview
Studying Mathematics and Science
Reading Literature and Making Inferences
Reading for Pleasure: A List of Interesting Books
Writing Effectively
Acknowledgments
Index

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