Essential Reading Skills

ISBN-10: 0205823467
ISBN-13: 9780205823468
Edition: 4th 2012 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $130.40
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 12/29/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.716
Language: English

Essential Reading Skillsfocuses on the four essential skill areas for college-reading success (active reading and thinking, vocabulary development, literal and critical comprehension, and organizational emphasis) and improves students'reading through concise instruction, and extensive practice and testing. Each of the eleven chapters focuses on a specific reading and thinking skill, and contains exercises that get students applying the learned skill to textbooks and ends with a vocabulary enrichment exercise.

Brette McWhorter Sember, J.D. (Clarence, NY), is the author of the children?s book Quiz Book 3: Three Times the Fun. Ms. Sember has also taught an online course for Barnes and Noble University called Responsible Credit Card Spending. The mother of two children, ages nine and fifteen, Ms. Sember is a member of the Society of Children?s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). A former attorney, she also has had extensive experience working with children in her role as law guardian in four counties in New York.

Preparing for College Reading
Reading Actively
Reading and Learning from College Textbooks
Building Your Vocabulary
Building Vocabulary: Using Word Parts
Locating Main Ideas
Your First College Courses
Keys to Success
Identifying Supporting Details and Transitions
Understanding Implied Main Ideas
Recognizing the Basic Patterns of Organization
Reading and Thinking Critically
Readings for College
Glossary of Frequently Confused Words and Phrases
Credits
Index
Test-Taking Strategies: A Review
A Guide for ESL Readers

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