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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 relationships and structural organization of the paragraphs and the text reading of complex academic texts with in-depth and long-term understanding using reading, test preparation, and note taking strategies. An answer key is included.
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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