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Overview

Better practice for better grades!

The MyReadingLab Web site provides reading practice and assessment for college reading success. Students can practice individual reading skills and/or work within the comprehensive reading-level practice component to measure improvement in reading comprehension.

MyReadingLab improves reading ability with these features:

  • Diagnostic quizzes. The reading skills diagnostic in MyReadingLab will identify the areas in need of more attention so students can work efficiently, and the reading level locator diagnostic will establish an initial reading measure to measure progress.
  • Practice at the skill level and the comprehension level. Students can practice the major reading skills in isolation and/or work through exercises that help them improve with the overall reading process.
  • Personalized student study plans. Generated based on results of the diagnostic tests, individualized study plans direct students to the skills they need to improve reading ability.
  • Progress-tracking gradebook. The gradebook tracks progress in the exercises and overall.
  • Access to Study Skills, Vocabulary, and Research Navigator web sites. Subscriptions to these popular sites are included with MyReadingLab.

    Other tools for success from Longman

    Study Cards

    Longman's Study Cards make studying easier, more efficient, and more enjoyable, helping you quickly master the fundamentals, review a subject for understanding, or prepare for an exam. Take them out whenever you need a quick review.

    Vocabulary Skills Study Card (0-321-31802-1)
    Study Card for Grammar and Documentation (0-321-29203-0)
    Reading Skills Study Card (0-321-33833-2)

    10 Practices of Highly Effective Students (0-205-30769-8)

    This study skills supplement includes topics such as time management, test taking, reading critically, stress, and motivation.

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Table of Contents

I. IMPROVING YOUR SKILLS.

1. Reading Actively.

Keys to Academic Success.

Read and Learn Actively.

Preview Before Reading.

Use Guide Questions.

Reading Selection (Mastery Test 3) “Diversity in U.S. Families.”

2. Using Context and Word Parts.

What is Context?

Types of Context Clues.

What Are Word Parts?

Reading Selection (Mastery Test 3) “Unfair Advantage.”

3. Locating Main Ideas.

What Is a Main Idea?

Understanding General Versus Specific.

Identifying the Topic.

Finding the Main Idea.

Finding the Central Thought.

Learn More About Paragraphs.

Reading Selection (Mastery Test 3) “Environmental Racism.”

4. Identifying Details and Transitions.

What Are Supporting Details?

Recognizing Transitions.

Putting It All Together.

Reading Selection (Mastery Test 3) “Talking A Stranger Through the Night.”

5. Understanding Implied Main Ideas.

What Does Implied Mean?

Remembering General Vs. Specific.

How to Find Implied Main Ideas in Paragraphs.

Working With Paragraphs.

Reading Selection (Mastery Test 3) “Sex and Symmetry.”

6. Keeping Track of Information.

Why Keep Track of Information?

Highlighting and Marking.

Outlining.

Mapping.

Summarizing.

Good Reasons to Keep Track Of Information.

Reading Selection (Mastery Test 3) “Personal Safety Online.”

7. Recognizing Patterns I.

What Are Patterns of Organization?

Combining Patterns of Organization.

Reading Selection (Mastery Test 3) “Animals at Play,” (Textbook Excerpt).

8. Recognizing Patterns II.

Comparison/Contrast Patterns.

Other Useful Patterns.

Reading Selection (Mastery Test 3) “The Mind-Body Connection.”

9. Reading Critically: Inferences and Author's Purpose.

What Is Inference?

Understanding Author's Purpose.

Reading Selection (Mastery Test 3) “If Our Son is Happy, What Else Matters?”

10. Reading Critically: Fact and Opinion.

Is It Fact or Opinion?

Mixing Fact and Opinion.

Evaluating Fact and Opinion.

Informed Opinion.

Reading Selection (Mastery Test 3) “Canine Candy Stripers.”

11. Reading Critically: Tone and Bias.

Tone.

Bias.

Reading Selection (Mastery Test 3) “Explaining Away Hate.”

12. Reading Arguments.

What is an Argument?

Parts of an Argument.

Questions for Evaluating Arguments.

Errors in Logical Reasoning.

Arguments in Academic Writing.

Reading Selection (Mastery Test 3) “ANWAR Oil: An Alternative to War over Oil.”

II. Student Resource Guide.

III. TEXTBOOK READINGS.

IV. CURRENT ISSUES READER.

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