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Reading Skills for Success A Guide to Academic Texts

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ISBN-10: 0472089137

ISBN-13: 9780472089130

Edition: 2003

Authors: Thomas A. Upton

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Reading Skills for Success is a guide to advanced reading skills that can be used in conjunction with any freshman-level text. It is an excellent sequel to Reader's Choice, 4th edition. Students using this book will develop their text-based processing skills by developing better understanding of word-level clues and recognizing different types of text structures. The appendixes include two sample textbook chapters -- the first on ecosystems and the second on the diffusion of languages -- so students may practice what they have learned. Activities are designed to improve: analytical reading of academic prose the ability to apply one's knowledge to what is read by identifying textual…    
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 1/5/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

World-Level Clues to Meaning
Vocabulary Development Strategies: Using Context Clues
Recognizing Technical Terms Defined in Context
Pronouns and Restatements: Identifying Continuing Ideas
Understanding Expository Text Structures
Logical Connectors: Recognizing Development of Ideas
Determining Main Ideas
Enumeration and Classification Organization
Comparison-Contrast Organization
Time Order and Cause-and-Effect Organization
Reading to Study
Improving Study Skills: Introduction to Reading Strategies
Study-Reading Strategies: SQ3R
Taking Notes: The Cornell Method
Sample Textbook Chapter: Ecosystems: How They Work
Sample Textbook Chapter: The Diffusion of Languages
Reading for Pleasure
Vocabulary Development Strategies: Using Word Parts
Additional Vocabulary Identification Practice
Additional List of Common Academic Vocabulary
Additional Main Ideas and Organizational Structure Practice
Answer Key