Making It Work College Reading in Context

ISBN-10: 0312136889

ISBN-13: 9780312136888

Edition: N/A

Authors: Robert DiYanni

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List price: $80.99
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 1/27/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 565
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Robert DiYanni received his B.A. from Rutgers University in 1968 and his Ph.D. from the City University of New York in 1976. He has taught at Queens College of the City University of New York, at New York University in the Graduate Rhetoric Program, at Harvard University in the Expository Writing Program, and most recently at Pace University. He has written articles and reviews on various aspects of literature, composition, and pedagogy. He is also the author of numerous books and frequently lectures and participates in writing and literature workshops.

Becoming an Active Reader
Preface for Instructors
Introduction: Using Making It Work
Getting Ready
Chapter Overview
Focusing Questions
Everyday Reading
Learning the Skills
Reasons for Reading
Overcoming Beliefs about Reading Myths
Reading Actively
Applying the Skills
Reading the Parts/Reading the Whole
Malcolm X, Coming to an Awareness of Language
Reading Textbooks: Psychology
Reading the Web: U.S. English
Chapter Summary
Reading/Writing Connection
Developing a College Vocabulary
Word Analysis: Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes
Using Context Clues
Reading the Parts/Reading the Whole
On Honoring Blackness
Reading Textbooks: Sociology
Reading the Web:
Reading for a Writer's Topic and Main Idea
Recognizing Implied Main Ideas
Main Ideas in Paragraphs
Main Ideas in Longer Passages
Reading the Parts/Reading the Whole
Born in Amrika
Reading Textbooks: Communication
Reading the Web: Beyond the Veil
Recognizing Supporting Details
Understanding Supporting Details
Connecting Supporting to Identify Unstated Main Ideas
Reading the Parts/Reading the Whole
The War on High Schools
Reading Textbooks: Child Psychology
Reading the Web: This Is True
Examining Sentences in Context
Implicit Sentences
Coordination and Subordination
Recognizing Relationships Between Sentences: The Paragraph
From Sentence Relationships to Paragraph Relationships
Reading the Parts/Reading the Whole
The Most Dangerous Job
Reading Textbooks: Business
Reading the Web: ConAgra Foods
Analyzing a Writer's Structures
Identifying the Parts of an Essay
Recognizing Patterns of Organization
Reading the Parts/Reading the Whole
What Matters
Reading Textbooks: Economics
Reading the Web: Goodwill
Examining a Writer's Language
Specialized Meanings of Words
Distinguishing Denotation and Connotation
Connotation and Context
Understanding Figures of Speech
Reading the Parts/Reading the Whole
Musical Lobsters
Reading Textbooks: Music
Reading the Web: Dave Matthews Band
Becoming an Interpretive Reader
The Interpretive Impulse
Making Observations
Establishing Connections
Formulating Inferences
Drawing Conclusions
Reading the Parts/Reading the Whole
A Colony in the Sky
Reading Textbooks: Astronomy
Reading the Web: The Mars Project
Practicing Critical Reading
Identifying a Writer's Purpose
Distinguishing between Facts and Opinions
Determining an Author's Point of View
The Internet and Critical Reading
Reading the Parts/Reading the Whole
A Trip to Cell Hell
Reading Textbooks: Marketing
Reading the Web: WorldCom Wireless and Verizon Wireless
Understanding Persuasive Writing
The Elements of Argumentative Writing
The Art of Persuasion
Recognizing Logical Fallacies
Reading the Parts/Reading the Whole
The Case for a National ID Card
Reading Textbooks: American History
Reading the Web: The American Civil Liberties Union
Enjoying and Interpreting Literature
Understanding Literary Writing
Enjoying Literature
The Elements of Literature
Reading Poetry
Reading the Parts/Reading the Whole
The Tell-Tale Heart
Reading Textbooks: Film
Reading the Web:
Reading and Studying Textbooks
Understanding the Parts of a Textbook
Skimming for an Overview
Scanning for Information
Reading Graphics
SQ3R: Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review
Reading Textbooks: American History
Reading the Web: America: A Concise History
An Anthology of Readings
Living Well, Living Good.
When (and Why) Dad Has the Babies
When you Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It!
Gifted Hands
The Necessity of Travel
Chicken Scratch and E-Hugs
Anti-Smokers Ought to Butt Out of Movies
Make That a Double
Using a College Dictionary
Studying and Taking Tests
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