Academic Reading: College Major and Career Applications / Edition 7

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In Academic Reading: College Major and Career Applications, Kathleen McWhorter offers a unique, contextualized approach that develops higher-level comprehension, vocabulary, and thinking skills while introducing readers to the six most popular academic disciplines and career fields and how to adapt their reading skills for these fields.
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Though many texts teach general reading skills, McWhorter (Niagara Country Community College) takes students a step further by showing them how to apply, modify, and adopt their skills to accommodate the unique features and requirements of six academic discipline areas. They are the social sciences, business, humanities and the arts, mathematics, the natural sciences, and technical and applied fields. Teachers from those disciplines have reviewed the material. No dates are noted for earlier editions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205736584
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 11/16/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Brief Contents

Detailed Contents vi

Preface xii

The Top Ten College Majors xx

Academic Success in College 1

Part 1 Fundamental Reading Strategies 21

Chapter 1 Strategies for Active Reading 21

Chapter 2 Fundamental Comprehension Skills 54

Chapter 3 Essential Vocabulary Skills 75

Part 2 Critical Reading Strategies 103

Chapter 4 Evaluating the Author's Message 103

Chapter 5 Evaluating the Author's Techniques 130

Chapter 6 Reading and Evaluating Arguments 154

Part 3 Academic Reading Strategies 177

Chapter 7 Patterns of Academic Thought 177

Chapter 8 Reading and Evaluating Graphics and Online Sources 222

Chapter 9 Using Writing to Learn 252

Part 4 Strategies for Specific Disciplines 277

Chapter 10 Reading in the Social Sciences 277

Chapter 11 Reading in Business 300

Chapter 12 Reading in the Liberal Arts, Humanities, and Education 323

Chapter 13 Reading in Mathematics 355

Chapter 14 Reading in the Life and Physical Sciences 382

Chapter 15 Reading in Technical and Applied Fields 407

Online Chapter: Reading Research, Practice, and Collateral Assignments

Credits 435

Index 441

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