Reader's Handbook Reading Strategies for College and Everyday Life

ISBN-10: 0321365119

ISBN-13: 9780321365118

Edition: 3rd 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Brenda D. Smith

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The Readers Handbook, Third Edition, is a reference manual for students to use as a textbook and as a reading reference tool to provide the skills, strategies, and techniques necessary for effective reading in college and everyday life. Incorporating sources from academic, personal, and business materials, theHandbookis a long term reference book students can return to later in their academic or professional careers.nbsp;nbsp; Flexible textbook-resource format enables instructors to use a variety of reading materials and select or emphasize chapters that reflect the expectations, demands, and interests of their particular student populations and institutions. A diverse selection of sources from academic, personal, and business materials provides long-term references that students can return to later in their academic or professional careers.nbsp;The Readerrsquo;s Handbookreaches students at various reading levels and is serves as an easy-to-use reference tool or textbook.nbsp;MARKET:Developmental Reading courses 6 th -9 th grade levels,Developmental Reading courses 9 th -12 th grade levels, Developmental Reading courses 10 th -12 th + grade levels.
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Book details

List price: $130.40
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 6/22/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 548
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Preface
Reading Strategies
Student Success
What Makes a Successful College Student?
What Is Concentration, and How Can It Be Improved?
What Are Successful Academic Behaviors?
Strategic Reading
What Is Strategic Reading?
What Is Previewing?
How Do You Build Meaning While Reading?
Why Recall After Reading?
Vocabulary
How Do You Learn New Words?
What Clues Help You Understand the Meanings of New Words?
What Resources Can Help You with Words?
What Are Analogies?
Main Idea
What Is a Main Idea?
What Is a Topic?
What Is a Detail?
What Are the Strategies for Stating Main Ideas?
Details
Can You Recognize Levels of Importance Among Details?
Can You Distinguish Between Major and Minor Details?
Organizational Patterns
What Are the Patterns for Organizing Ideas?
How Do Transitional Words Signal Organizational Patterns?
Inference
What Is an Inference?
What Is Figurative Language?
How Do You Recognize Implied Meaning?
How Do You Draw Conclusions?
Point of View
What Is the Author's Point of View?
What Is the Reader's Point of View?
How Do Facts and Opinions Differ?
What Is the Author's Purpose?
What Is the Author's Tone?
Reading Graphics
What Do Graphics Do?
How Do You Read Graphic Material and Visual Aids?
Study Strategies
Critical Thinking
What Is Critical Thinking?
What Are the Steps in the Process of Critical Thinking?
Reading Rate
What Is Your Reading Rate?
What Are the Techniques for Faster Reading?
Why Skim?
Why Scan?
Techniques for Remembering Textbook Information
How Do You Organize College Textbook Reading?
What Is Annotating?
What Is Summary Writing?
What Is Notetaking?
What Is Outlining?
What Is Mapping?
What Are Mnemonics?
Reading in the Disciplines
Reading in the Humanities
What Are the Humanities?
How Is History Interpreted?
Are Speech and Communication More Than Just Words?
What Is English Composition?
English Composition Reader
Reading Literature and Contemporary Fiction and Nonfiction
What Is Literature?
What Is an Essay?
What Is Fiction?
What Are the Different Types of Contemporary Novels?
What Are the Different Types of Contemporary Nonfiction?
What Should You Consider When Selecting a Book?
Reading in the Social Sciences
What Are the Social Sciences?
What Is Psychology?
What Is Sociology?
What Is Political Science?
For Further Practice: Extended Reading Selection in Psychology
Reading in the Life and Natural Sciences
What Are the Life and Natural Sciences?
What Is Biology?
What Are the Allied Health Sciences?
What Is Environmental Science?
For Further Practice: Extended Reading Selection in Biology
Reading in Mathematics and Computer Science
How Can You Get the Most from Your Mathematics Textbook?
How Can You Get the Most from Your Computer Science Textbook?
For Further Practice: Extended Reading Selection in Computer Science
Reading in Business and Vocational Technology
What Are the Goals of Business Courses?
What Are the Features of Business Textbooks?
Why Choose a Vocational or Technical School?
What Are Electricity, Electronics, and Computer Technology?
What Is Automotive Technology?
For Further Practice: Extended Reading Selection in Business
Reading Scholarly Reference Works
How Do You Find Relevant Research References?
What Is the Format of Scholarly Articles?
What Other Reference Works Are Available?
Reading in Everyday Life
Reading Print and Electronic Media
How Are Newspapers Organized and What Are Their Elements?
How Do You Choose a Newspaper?
How Do You Use Online Newspapers?
How Do You Differentiate Magazines?
How Do You Navigate the World Wide Web?
How Do You Read Electronic Material Critically?
How Can You Manage Your E-mail?
Workplace and Personal Reading
How Should You Manage Your Professional and Personal Reading?
What Are the Different Types of Workplace Reading?
How Should You Respond to a Letter?
What Are the Different Parts of a Bill?
How Do You Respond to Direct Mail Advertisements?
Reading Selections
Health
History
Essay
Short Story
Essay
Business
Short Story
Essay
Psychology
Web Site
Appendixes
Test-Taking Strategies
ESL Pointers: Making Sense of Figurative Language and Idioms
Writing Effectively
Glossary
Credits
Index
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