Connect College Reading

ISBN-10: 1133602673
ISBN-13: 9781133602675
Edition: 2nd 2014
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Description: Taking a holistic approach to developmental reading, CONNECT: COLLEGE READING is an intermediate level book for reading levels 8-10. CONNECT strives to build students' confidence by showing them that many of the skills needed to become stronger  More...

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List price: $141.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 704
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.464
Language: English

Taking a holistic approach to developmental reading, CONNECT: COLLEGE READING is an intermediate level book for reading levels 8-10. CONNECT strives to build students' confidence by showing them that many of the skills needed to become stronger readers are skills they already possess and use on a daily basis. Using popular media as a springboard, Dole and Taggart show students how thinking skills used while watching television or movies can easily transfer to reading. CONNECT's comprehensive approach includes extensive vocabulary coverage, critical thinking practice throughout, and textbook readings in every chapter to help students master college reading. The second edition includes a full chapter on inferences, enhanced coverage of main idea, and guides for specialized reading situations such as reading visuals, novels, and a guide to taking tests.

Leslie Taggart has developed more than one hundred college textbooks in the disciplines of college reading, developmental writing, first-year composition, linguistics, literature, and study skills, mostly as a freelance editor. She has contributed chapters to college textbooks in the fields of English as a Second Language, literature, and rhetoric, co-authored an edition of a developmental writing text, and revised several texts, including two handbooks and a fivebook composition series. Leslie has taught English as a second language at the high school level, and English as a foreign language at an agricultural college in China. She has been a volunteer literacy tutor and spent two years tutoring in the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program. Leslie earned the Master Practitioner certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming from the New England Institute of NLP.

Preface
Plan for Success
Reading to Succeed
Connecting to the Reading Process
Getting Motivated to Read
Motivation to Complete Your Degree: Earning More Money
Fast Forward to Your Future
Reading Selections and Talking with Classmates
Read and Talk: The Power of Three Little Words [article]
Reading Is an Interaction
Before You View or Read
Surveying a Reading Is Like Watching a Preview
You and the Author Both Have Your Purposes
You Already Know Something about This
While You Are Viewing or Reading
After You View or Read
Beyond Skills: Knowledge
Connect Your Skills
Chapter Summary Activity
Amid War, Passion for TV Chefs, Soaps and Idols [Newspaper Article]
The Mass Media and Body Image [Sociology Textbook]
Asking Questions
Read and Talk: Oscar Pistorius Has a Huge Carbon Footprint [Online Magazine]
Asking Questions to Establish Your Purpose for Reading
Turn Headings or Titles into Questions
Read to Answer the Question, and Then Mark the Answer
Mark Only the Most Important Ideas
Asking Questions to Improve Your Thinking
Critical Thinking Is a Learning Process
A Shift from the Author's Ideas to Your Ideas
What Level of Critical Thinking Are You Being Asked to Use?
Connect Your Skills
Chapter Summary Activity
David Blaine's Feats of Will [Nonfiction Book]
What Is Motivation? [Psychology Textbook]
Developing Your Vocabulary
Read and Talk: Why English Is So Hard to Learn [Online Article]
Vocabulary Strategies
Organize Your Vocabulary Study with EASY Note Cards
Context Clues
Examples
Antonyms
Synonyms
Your Logic
EASY as 1, 2, 3
Look for signal words
Focus on what you know
Pay attention to punctuation
Word Parts
Roots
Prefixes
Suffixes
Denotation and Connotation
Connect Your Skills
Chapter Summary Activity
Vocabulary-A Treasure Chest for Success [Online Magazine Article]
Alex the Parrot: Not a Bird Brain [Nonfiction Book]
Reading to Understand
Finding the Main Idea
Read and Talk: The Passion of Vision [Nonfiction Book]
Asking Questions to Understand What You Read
What Is the Reading About? The Topic
What Is the Author's Point About the Topic? The Main Idea
A Sample Analysis
Location of the Topic Sentence: Anywhere
What Is the Proof for the Author's Main Idea? The Supporting Details
Major Versus Minor Details
The Thesis Statement of a Group of Paragraphs
Outlines and Visual Maps
Outlines
Concept Maps
Connect Your Skills
Chapter Summary Activity
Bringing an End to World Hunger Through Unimaginable Blessings [Website]
The Civil Rights Movement [American Government Textbook]
Identifying Implied Main Ideas
Read and Talk: What Is a Food? What's in a Meal? [Culinary Textbook]
What Is an Implied Main Idea?
Sample Analysis
Making Generalizations
Identifying the Implied Main Idea
Applying the Strategy to Paragraphs
Applying the Strategy to Longer Passages
Connect Your Skills
Chapter Summary Activity
Portion Control: Change Your Thinking or Your Plate? [Online Article]
The Global Epidemic [Health Textbook]
Recognizing Patterns of Organization
Read and Talk: To Copy or NOT to Copy… [Online Article]
Predicting Paragraph Patterns
Examining Paragraph Patterns
Description: What Does This Look, Sound, Feel, Taste, and Smell Like?
Narration: How Did That Happen?
Process: What Steps Need to Occur, and in What Order?
Cause-and-Effect: What Made This Happen? What Does This Lead To?
Examples: What Are Examples of This General Idea?
Comparison and Contrast: How Are These the Same? How Do They Differ?
Definition: What Does This Mean?
Classification: What Kinds Are There?
Transition Words and the Patterns They Signal
Connect Your Skills
Chapter Summary Activity
Dark Bargains of the Global Economy [Nonfiction Book]
Thou Shalt Covet What Thy Neighbor Covets [Online Newsletter Article]
Reading and Taking Notes on Textbook Chapters
Read and Talk: Crow's-Feet and Smiles Sweet [Psychology Textbook]
Applying the Reading Process to Textbooks
Forming Questions from Headings and Reading for the Answers
Annotating (Taking Marginal Notes) As You Read
Organizing Information with Visual Maps
Using Cornell Notes to Record Ideas
Learning Aids in Textbook Chapters
Chapter Outlines, Objectives, Focus Questions, or FAQs
Headings
Boxed Material or Sidebars
Review Questions or Self-Quiz
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Connect Your Skills
Chapter Summary Activity
Exploring the Ingredients of Happiness [Psychology Textbook]
Big Five Dimensions of Personality [Management Textbook]
Reading Critically
Distinguishing Fact and Opinion
Read and Talk: Jammie Thomas-Rasset: The Download Martyr [Online Newspaper Article]
Fact and Opinion
Facts
Opinions
Words That Can Express Opinions
Adjectives
Qualifiers
Comparatives and Superlatives
Sources of Information
Expert Opinion
Informed Opinion
People on the Street
Connect Your Skills
Chapter Summary Activity
Grim Life Cursed Real Pirates of Caribbean [Online Newspaper Article]
You Are Being Lied to about Pirates [Online Newspaper Article]
Making Inferences
Read and Talk: Dancing with the Avatars [Magazine Article]
The Process of Making Inferences
Making Inferences Every Day
Making Inferences from Images
Sample Analysis
Paying Close Attention to the Details
Understanding How Prior Knowledge Affects Inferences
Sample Analysis
Making Tentative Inferences As You Read
A Sample Analysis
Connect Your Skills
Chapter Summary Activity
How to Find Happiness on Social Networks [News Magazine Article]
Online Dating: A Market Failure [Nonfiction Book]
Analyzing the Author's Tone
Read and Talk: The Next Frontier of Outsourcing [Online Newspaper Article]
What Is Tone?
The Author's Purpose
The Author's Point of View
Positive, Neutral, and Negative Tones
More Specific Tone Words
Words to Describe an Author's Tone
Figurative Versus Literal Language
A Simile Is Like a Metaphor, but a Metaphor Is Not a Simile Personification
Hyperbole
Understanding Irony
Connect Your Skills
Chapter Summary Activity
Why I Want a Wife [Essay]
Attila the Honey I'm Home [Essay]
Evaluating the Author's Reasoning and Evidence
Read and Talk: Freedom of Speech in Rap Music [Online Article]
The Author's Reasoning
Some New Terms and Their Connection to Paragraph Structure
The Relevance of the Evidence to the Claim
Relevance in Reading
Credibility
The Types of Evidence
Expert Authority
Facts
Statistics
Examples
Personal Experiences
An Author's Assumptions
Connect Your Skills
Chapter Summary Activity
Reading 11-1 What Is Free Speech? [American Government Textbook]
Reading 11-2 Fifth Period Is Facebook [Online Magazine Article]
Casebook: Applying Your Critical Reading Skills to Arguments
Excerpts from An Inconvenient Truth
Are Man-Made Carbon Emissions Driving Climate Change?
Polar Bears: Today's Canaries in the Coal Mine?
Resource Guides
A Guide to Reading Visuals
A Guide to Reading Novels
A Guide to Taking Tests
Index

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