Textcerpts Mastering College Textbook Reading

ISBN-10: 0321364708

ISBN-13: 9780321364708

Edition: 2nd 2007

Authors: Gene Wintner
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Description: Textcerptsis a supplementary developmental reading text intended to facilitate the acquisition of textbook reading skills through the use of real textbook chapters.nbsp; With twenty short excerpts and eight complete chapters representing eight different college disciplines, this unique text provides a solid orientation to the college disciplines, making it indispensable to instructors and students looking to bridge textbook reading skills to actual class content. nbsp; Use of real textbook chapters: twenty short excerpts and eight complete chapters representing eight different college disciplines.nbsp;A wealth of exercises in comprehension, vocabulary, critical thinking, and strategy instruction throughout the chapters prepares students for academic reading.nbsp; nbsp;Eight full chapters from eight college disciplines, twenty short excerpts offer developmental reading students copious examples of the reading(s) they will encounter in college.nbsp;Developmental Reading courses at approximately the 9 th -12 th grade level where the use of actual textbook chapters and excerpts are desired.

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Book details

List price: $81.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 4/3/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
How to Read a College Textbook
Why Read Textbooks?
Characteristics of College Textbooks
Surveying a Textbook
Learning the Vocabulary
Using a Study Reading Formula
Recognizing Patterns of Organization
Marking the Textbook
College Disciplines
Practice Readings in the Disciplines
Humanities
Communications: The Importance of Language
Music: Early Rock 'n' Roll
American History: The Second Great Removal
Literature: The Harlem Renaissance
World History: Gandhi and Civil Disobedience
Social Science
Psychology: Three Principles of Scientific Endeavor
Sociology: What is a Family?
Anthropology: Youth Gangs
Political Science: The U.S. Presidency
Economics: What is Money?
Math and Science
Chemistry: Composition and Properties of Matter
Biology: Elephants Calling
Environmental Science: Population Growth
Computer Science: How Private is E-mail?
Mathematics: Probability
Career-related Disciplines
Health: Addiction
Nursing: Theories on Caring
Criminal Justice: Agencies of Criminal Justice
Business: Marketing Fundamentals
Business Communication: Communicating with Cultures Abroad
Chapter Practice
Sociology: Culture
Humanities: Love
Criminal Justice: Perpetrators and Victims of Crime
Chemistry: Introduction to Chemistry
Psychology: Health and Stress
Media: The Web
Health: Infectious and Noninfectious Conditions
Political Science: Civil Rights
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