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Active Reading Skills focuses on essential skill areas for college-reading success, and improves students' reading through concise instruction, and extensive practice and testing. Each chapter focuses on a specific reading and thinking skill, and contains exercises that get students applying the learned skill to textbooks and ends with a vocabulary enrichment exercise.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321850409
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 5/10/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: COLLEGE READING SKILLS

Chapter 1: READING COLLEGE TEXTBOOKS: AN ACTIVE APPROACH

Keys to Academic Success

Control External Distractions

Increase Your Attention Span

Read and Learn Actively

Preview Before Reading

How to Preview

Demonstration of Previewing

Making Predictions

Use Guide Questions

Textbook Reading Skills

Textbook Learning Aids

The SQ3R Reading/Study Method

Learning/Recall Strategies

An Introduction to Critical Thinking

The Textbook Challenge: Reading in Communication/Speech Disciplines: Kinesics

Chapter Summary Self-Test

Practice Test 1

Practice Test 2

Mastery Test 1

Mastery Test 2

Mastery Test 3: Diversity in U.S. Families (Textbook Excerpt)

Chapter 2: STRENGTHENING YOUR VOCABULARY

What is Context?

Types of Context Clues

Definition Clues

Synonym Clues

Example Clues

Contrast Clues

Inference Clues

What Are Word Parts?

Prefixes

Roots

Suffixes

Thinking Critically About Vocabulary

Textbook Challenge: Reading in Science Disciplines: What Causes Extinction?

Chapter Summary Self-Test

Practice Test 1

Practice Test 2

Mastery Test 1

Mastery Test 2

Mastery Test 3: Greenwashing

Chapter 3: IDENTIFYING AND ANALYZING MAIN IDEAS

Why Are Main Ideas Important?

Distinguishing Between General and Specific Ideas

Locating the Topic

Locating the Main Idea

Tips for Finding the Main Idea

Tips for Locating the Topic Sentence

Locating the Central Thought

Thinking Critically About Main Ideas

Textbook Challenge: Reading in Business Disciplines: Guerrilla Marketing

Chapter Summary Self-Test

Practice Test 1

Practice Test 2

Mastery Test 1

Mastery Test 2

Mastery Test 3: Stop Asking Me My Major

Chapter 4: EXAMINING DETAILS AND TRANSITIONS

Why Are Supporting Details Important?

UsingTransitions

Thinking Critically About: Details

Textbook Challenge: Reading in Career Fields: Fear of Crime

Chapter Summary Self-Test

Practice Test 1

Practice Test 2

Mastery Test 1

Mastery Test 2

Mastery Test 3: Talking A Stranger Through the Night

Chapter 5: WORKING WITH IMPLIED MAIN IDEAS

What Does Implied Mean?

Distinguishing Between General and Specific Ideas

Identifying Implied Main Ideas in Paragraphs

Finding Implied Main Ideas in Visuals

Thinking Critically About: Details

Textbook Challenge: Reading in the Social Sciences: Who Should Live and Who Should Die? The Dilemma of Rationing Medical Care

Chapter Summary Self-Test

Practice Test 1

Practice Test 2

Mastery Test 1

Mastery Test 2

Mastery Test 3: Friendship for Guys (No Tears!)

Chapter 6: ORGANIZING INFORMATION

Why Keep Track of Information?

Highlighting and Marking

Highlighting Effectively

Marking to Record Ideas

Outlining

Mapping

Summarizing

Good Reasons to Keep Track Of Information

Thinking Critically About: Keeping Track of Information

Textbook Challenge: Reading in Health Fields: Gender Differences and Health

Chapter Summary Self-Test

Practice Test 1

Practice Test 2

Mastery Test 1

Mastery Test 2

Mastery Test 3: Employee Speech in the Digital Age

Chapter 7: EXAMINING BASIC PATTERNS OR ORGANIZATION

What Are Patterns of Organization?

Example

Definition

Combining Definition and Example

Chronological Order and Process

Listing

Combining Patterns of Organization

Thinking Critically About the Example Pattern

Textbook Challenge: Reading Literature: What is Fiction? (includes a short short , "A Gentleman's C" by Padgett Powell)

Chapter Summary Self-Test

Practice Test 1

Practice Test 2

Mastery Test 1

Mastery Test 2

Mastery Test 3: Animals at Play (Textbook Excerpt)

Chapter 8: EXAMINING COMPARISON/CONTRAST AND CAUSE/EFFECT PATTERNS

Comparison/Contrast Patterns

Comparison

Contrast

Using Both Comparison and Contrast

Cause and Effect Patterns

Other Useful Patterns

Classification

Statement and Clarification

Summary

Addition

Spatial Order

Thinking Critically About Comparison/Contrast and Cause/Effect

Textbook Challenge: Reading History: Whether to Vote: A Citizen's First Choice

Chapter Summary Self-Test

Practice Test 1

Practice Test 2

Mastery Test 1

Mastery Test 2

Mastery Test 3: Global Warming

PART TWO: CRITICAL READING SKILLS

Chapter 9: MAKING INFERENCES AND ANALYZING THE AUTHOR’S PURPOSE

What Is Inference?

How to Make Inferences

Making Inferences about Graphics

Understanding Author’s Purpose

Considering Style and Intended Audience

Analyzing Language: Denotation and Connotation

Critical Thinking Challenge: Reading Blogs: Green Exercise Better Than Just Plain Exercise

Chapter Summary Self-Test

Practice Test 1

Practice Test 2

Mastery Test 1

Mastery Test 2

Mastery Test 3: Boots on the Ground: A Day in the Life of a Border Sheriff

Chapter 10: DISTINGUISHING FACT FROM OPINION

Is It Fact or Opinion?

Fact

Opinion

Judgment Words

Mixing Fact and Opinion

Evaluating Fact and Opinion

Recognizing Informed Opinion

The Critical Thinking Challenge: Reading Newspapers: College Apologizes After Instructor Says Spanish Can't Be Spoken in Class

Chapter Summary Self-Test

Practice Test 1

Practice Test 2

Mastery Test 1

Mastery Test 2

Mastery Test 3: Therapy Dogs

Chapter 11: ANALYZING TONE AND BIAS

RecognizingTone

Tone and Connotative Meanings

Identifying Tone

Tone: The Relationship Between the Writer and Reader

Understanding Irony and Sarcasm

Analyzing Bias

What is Bias?

How to Detect Bias

The Critical Thinking Challenge: Reading Magazine Articles: Fear Itself

Chapter Summary Self-Test

Practice Test 1

Practice Test 2

Mastery Test 1

Mastery Test 2

Mastery Test 3: Love on the Internet and Video Dating (Textbook Excerpt)

Chapter 12: READING ARGUMENTS

What is an Argument?

Parts of an Argument

The Issue

The Claim

The Support

Questions for EvaluatingArguments

Is the Evidence Relevant?

Is the Evidence Sufficient?

Does the Author Use Emotional Appeals and Are They Used Unfairly?

Errors in Logical Reasoning

Circular Reasoning

Hasty Generalization

Non Sequitur

False Cause

Either-Or Fallacy

Arguments in Academic Writing

The Critical Thinking Challenge: Reading Editorials: Our View on Your Health: What Can Be Done to Shake America's Salt Habit?

Chapter Summary Self-Test

Practice Test 1

Practice Test 2

Mastery Test 1

Mastery Test 2

Mastery Test 3: Don’t Panic

PART THREE: STUDENT RESOURCE GUIDE

Appendix A: Exit Exams and Comptency Tests

Appendix B: Evaluating Internet Sources

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