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College Reading and Study Skills

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Getting the students to reflect on their thinking, College Reading and Study Skills is a developmental level reading and study text depicting reading as a process and providing concise instruction, skill application exercises, and exercises using textbook excerpts to contribute to success in college.

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Getting the students to reflect on their thinking, College Reading and Study Skills is a developmental level reading and study text depicting reading as a process and providing concise instruction, skill application exercises, and exercises using textbook excerpts to contribute to success in college.

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&n>Preface

 

Success Workshops

Learn Everything You Can in the First Week

Get the Most Out of Your Textbooks

Polish Your Academic Image

Participate in Class

Strengthen Your Concentration

Stay Healthy and Relaxed

Work with Your Classmates

Learn from Feedback

Establish Your Academic Integrity

Keep a Vocabulary Log

I. BUILDING A FOUNDATION FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS

1. Setting Goals and Managing Your Time

Establishing Your Goals and Priorities

Analyzing Your Time Commitments

Building a Term Plan

Building Your Weekly Schedule

Time-Saving Tips for Students with Busy Schedules

Fighting the Tendency to Procrastinate

Multimedia Activities: Setting Goals and Managing Your Time

2. Learning Style and Learning Strategies

Analyzing Your Learning Style

Understanding Your Instructors’ Teaching Styles

Meeting Your Instructors’ Expectations

Developing Active Learning Strategies

Thinking Critically

Multimedia Activities: Learning Style and Learning Strategies

3. Understanding How Learning and Memory Work

Forgetting

An Overview of the Learning and Memory Process

Original Learning

When to Review

How to review

Multimedia Activities: Understanding How Learning and Memory Work

4. Taking Notes in Class

Sharpening Your Listening Skills

Preparing for a Lecture Class

How to Take Lecture Notes

How to Edit Your Notes

How to Study Your Notes

Multimedia Activities: Taking Notes in Class

II. READING TEXTBOOKS AND ASSIGNMENTS

5. Active Reading Strategies

Prereading and Predicting

Discovering What You Already Know

Defining Your Purposes for Reading

Checking Your Comprehension

Strengthening Your Comprehension

Multimedia Activities: Active Reading Strategies

6. Understanding Paragraphs

Three Essential Elements of a Paragraph

How to Identify the Topic

How to Find the Main Idea

Where to Find the Topic Sentence

Recognizing Details

Transitions

Unstated Main Ideas

Multimedia Activities: Understanding Paragraphs

7. Following Thought Patterns

The Organization of Textbook Chapters

The Structure of Articles and Essays

Types of Supporting Information

Recognizing Organizational Patterns

Multimedia Activities: Following Thought Patterns

8. Reading Graphics and Technical Writing

Reading Graphics

Types of Graphics

Reading Technical Writing

Multimedia Activities: Reading Graphs and Technical Writing

9. Reading and evaluating Electronic Sources

How to Locate Electronic Sources on the Web

Evaluating Internet Sources

Why Electronic Text Requires New Reading Strategies

Developing New Ways of Thinking and Reading

Avoiding Cyberplagiarism When Reading and Conducting Research on the Web

Multimedia Activities: Reading and Evaluating Electronic Sources

III. CRITICAL READING AND THINKING

10 .Evaluating the Author’s Message

Make Inferences as You Read

Evaluate the Data and Evidence

Evaluate the Source

Examine the Author’s Qualifications

Distinguish Between Fact or Opinion

Identify the Author’s Purpose

Be Alert for Bias

Analyze the Author’s Tone

Evaluate the Data and Evidence

Analyze Arguments

Multimedia Activities: Critical Thinking and Reading

11. Evaluating the Author’s techniques

Pay Attention to Connotative Language

Examine Figurative Language

Watch for Missing Information

Be Alert for Generalizations

Examine the Author’s Assumptions

Watch for Manipulative Language

IV. DEVELOPING YOUR VOCABULARY

12. Using Context and Word Parts

A Strategy for Learning Unfamiliar Words

Using Context Clues

Analyzing Word Parts

Multimedia Activities: Using Context and Word Parts

13. Expanding Your Vocabulary

General Approaches to Vocabulary Expansion

Using Reference Sources

Learning Specialized Terminology

Using Word Mapping to Expand Your Vocabulary

Systems of Learning Vocabulary

Multimedia Activities: Expanding Your Vocabulary

V. STUDYING TEXTBOOKS

14. Textbook Highlighting and Marking

The Problem of Textbook Review

How to Highlight Textbooks

Aspects of Effective Highlighting

Testing Your Highlighting

Marking a Textbook

Multimedia Activities: Textbook Highlighting and Marking

15. Methods of Organizing Information

Organizing by Outlining

Summarizing

Mapping: A Visual Means of Organizing Ideas

Multimedia Activities: Methods of Organizing Information

16. Study and Review Strategies

Learning through Writing

A Classic System: SQ3R

Updating and Revising the SQ3R System

Adapting Your System for Different Academic Disciplines

Multimedia Activities: Study and Review Strategies

VI. STUDYING FOR EXAMS

17. Preparing for Exams

Organizing Your Study and Review

Identifying What to Study

Analyzing and Synthesizing Information

Learning and Memorizing

Multimedia Activities: Preparing for Exams

18. Taking Exams

General Suggestions for Taking Exams

Hints for Taking Objective Exams

Hints for Taking Standardized Tests

Hints for Taking Essay Exams

Controlling Test Anxiety

Multimedia Activities: Taking Exams

VII. READING FLEXIBILITY

19. Improving Your Reading Rate and Flexibility

Building Your Reading Rate

Developing Your Reading Flexibility

Multimedia Activities: Improving Your Reading Rate and Flexibility

VIII. THEMATIC READINGS

Theme A. Body Adornment

(Sociology/Cultural Anthropology)

“Body Adornment”

“From Bear Teeth to Pearls: Why We Adorn Ourselves”

“The Decorated Body”

Making Connections

World Wide Web Activity: Keyword Searches

Theme B. Men’s and Women’s Communication

(Communication)

“Communication Between Women and Men”

“The Talk of the Sandbox: How Johnny and Suzy’s Playground Chatter Prepares Them for Life at the Office”

“Communication Between Sexes: A War of the Words?”

Making Connections

World Wide Web Activity: A Researcher’s Home Page

Theme C. Controversies in Science

(Biology and Environmental Science)

“Increased Human Activity Tied to Global Warming”

“Have We Exceeded Earth’s Carrying Capacity”

“Stem-Cell Therapy: Promise and reality”

Making Connections

World Wide Web Activity: Ecological Footprint

Theme D. Civil Liberties

(Political Science and Government)

“Civil Liberties and the Constitution”

“Your Appearance, Good or Bad, Can Affect Size of Your …”

“ Move Over, Big Brother”

Making Connections

World Wide Web Activity: An Advocacy Group Home Page

Theme E. Multicultural Identity

(Humanities/Literature)

“Child of the Americas”

“On Being Blackanese”

“Kipling and I”

Making Connections

World Wide Web Activity: An Online Newsjournal

IX. SAMPLE TEXTBOOK CHAPTER

 

Culture and Interpersonal Communication

 

Credits

 

Link to the Answer Key

 

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321364784
Author:
Mcwhorter, Kathleen
Publisher:
Longman Publishing Group
Author:
McWhorter, Kathleen T.
Subject:
Reading (higher education)
Subject:
Study Skills
Subject:
Reading Skills
Subject:
Education-Skill Builders
Copyright:
Edition Number:
10
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
McWhorter Developmental Reading (Comprehensive)
Publication Date:
July 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
10.9 x 8.4 x 0.9 in 1306 gr

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