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Breaking Through provides instruction and practice on the reading and study skills necessary for successful independent college learning. The sole use of college textbook passages and academic sources offers realistic, immediate practice and application of college reading skills. Students apply the skill being taught to reading short textbook passages and then go on to use multiple skills on the longer selections that conclude most chapters.








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  • The majority of reading selections are drawn from college textbooks used in most freshman-level courses while the rest are pulled from varying academic sources.
  • Tiered reading selections at the end of each chapter readings are at three different reading levels.
  • 14 longer textbook selections, two reading case books, complete textbook chapter
  • Four-color design
  • “Reader's Tips” boxes condense advice for students into practical hints for quick references.
  • “Interpret the Quote” feature strengthens the critical thinking element of the text.




Instructors teaching courses at the 6th-9th reading level who prefer to teach college reading skills with freshman-level textbook pieces and a wealth of skill exercises.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205538232
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 12/14/2006
  • Series: Smith Developmental Reading Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Student Success
Think Success


Set Goals


Create a Positive Attitude


Seek Excellence


READING 1 • SUCCESS STARTS SOMEWHERE


"Success Starts Somewhere"


from CEO of Self: You’re in Charge! by Herman Cain


Plan for Success


READING 2 • MAKING THE MOST OF PRIORITIES


from How to Get Control of Your Time and Your Life by Alan Lakein


Plan Your Week


Study the Syllabus


Use a Calendar to Decode a Syllabus


Act Successful


College Professor “Takes” American History


Attend Class


Be on Time for Class


Be Aware of Essential Class Sessions


Be Equipped for Success


Mark Your Text


Communicate with Your Instructor


Review Your Lecture Notes


Network with Other Students


Collaborate to Divide Work


Look at an “A” Paper


Use Technology to Communicate


Consider a Tape Recorder


Pass the First Test


Watch Videos or DVDs


Predict Exam Questions


READING 3 • BE POSITIVE


from I Feel Great AND You Will Too! by Pat Croce


SUMMARY POINTS


Everyday Reading Skills: Searching the Internet


Chapter 2 Stages of Reading


What Is the Reading Process?


Stages of Reading


Stage One: Previewing


Stage Two: Integrating Knowledge


Stage Three: Recalling


Assess Your Progress as a Learner


Levels of Reading Comprehension


SUMMARY POINTS


SELECTION 1• HEALTH


“IMPROVED EATING FOR THE COLLEGE STUDENT”


from Health: the Basics by Rebecca Donatelle


SELECTION 2 • SCIENCE


“THE GALVESTON DISASTER”


from Oceanography: An Invitation to Marine Science by Tom Garrison


SELECTION 3 • BUSINESS


“THE DISNEY APPROACH TO GUEST SERVICE”


from Introduction to Hospitality by John R. Walker


VOCABULARY LESSON: Not, Not, and Not


Everyday Reading Skills: Reading News and Feature Stories in the


Newspaper


Chapter 3 Vocabulary


Learning New Words


Remembering New Words


Use Association


Use Concept Cards


Practice Your New Words


Unlocking the Meaning of New Words


Use Context Clues


Use Knowledge of Word Parts


Use the Glossary and the Dictionary


Types of Context Clues


Definition


Elaborating Details


Elaborating Examples


Comparison


Contrast


Multiple Meanings of a Word


Word Parts


Roots


Prefixes


Suffixes


The Dictionary


Guide Words


Pronunciation


Spelling


Word Meaning


Parts of Speech


Word History


Word Origins


Etymology


Textbook Glossary


Thesaurus


Analogies


Easily Confused Words


Enriching your Vocabulary


SUMMARY POINTS


VOCABULARY LESSON: For or Against?


Everyday Reading Skills: Getting News from Web Sites and Forums


Chapter 4 Main Idea


What Is a Main Idea?


Recognize General and Specific Words


Recognize General and Specific Phrases


Recognize the General Topic for Sentences


Recognize General and Supporting Sentences


Differentiate Topic, Main Idea, and Supporting Details


Differentiate Distractors in Main Idea Test Items


Questioning for the Main Idea


1. Establish the Topic


2. Identify the Key Supporting Terms


3. Focus on the Message of the Topic


Stated Main Ideas


Unstated Main Ideas


Getting the Main Idea of Longer Selections


SUMMARY POINTS


SELECTION 1 • PSYCHOLOGY


“SLEEPING AND DREAMING”


from Psychology: What It Is/How to Use It by David Watson


SELECTION 2 • SHORT STORY


“SHATTER PROOF”


by Jack Ritchie, from 100 Malicious Little Mysteries


SELECTION 3 • HISTORY


“THE DREAM OF NONVIOLENT REFORM”


from From These Beginnings by Roderick Nash and Gregory Graves


VOCABULARY LESSON: Before and After


Everyday Reading Skills: Selecting a Book


Chapter 5 Supporting Details and Organizational Patterns


What Is a Detail?


Recognize Levels of Importance


Distinguish Major and Minor Details


Follow Detailed Directions


Patterns of Organization


Simple Listing


Classification


Definitions with Examples


Description


Time Order, Sequence, or Narration


Comparison and Contrast


Cause and Effect


SUMMARY POINTS


SELECTION 1 • PSYCHOLOGY


“BECOMING HEALTHY”


from Psychology: Introduction to Human Behavior by Morris Holland


SELECTION 2 • CRIMINAL JUSTICE


“CONFIDENCE GAMES MAY BE A SHELL GAME SCENE”


from Criminal Investigation by Charles Swanson, Neil Chamelin, and Leonard Territo


SELECTION 3 • HISTORY


“LET THEM EAT CAKE”


from Civilization in the West by Mark Kishlansky, Patrick Geary, and Patricia O’Brien


VOCABULARY LESSON: One Too Many


Everyday Reading Skills: Selecting Magazines


Reading Casebook 1: What Is Beauty?


Beauty Inventory 1


SELECTION 1 • LETTERS OF OPINION


“ALL THAT GLITTERS IS GOLD”


by Maureen Dowd, in the New York Times


SELECTION 2 • ESSAY


“EXTREME MAKEOVER”


from Morality Play by Jessica Pierce


SELECTION 3 • BUSINESS


“EVERYDAY WOMEN”


by Stuart Elliott, in the New York Times


Beauty Inventory 2


Chapter 6 Textbook Learning


Expect Knowledge to Exist


Annotating


When to Annotate


How to Annotate


Notetaking


When to Take Notes


How to Take Notes


Summarizing


When to Summarize


How to Summarize


Outlining


When to Outline


How to Outline


Mapping


When to Map


How to Map


Take Organized Lecture Notes


SUMMARY POINTS


SELECTION 1 • HEALTH


“BEHAVIOR CHANGE” 000


from Health: The Basics by Rebecca Donnatelle


SELECTION 2 • BUSINESS


“GOYA FOODS”


by Alejandro Bianchi and Gabriel Sama in the Wall Street Journal, and from the Goya


Web site


SELECTION 3 • COMMUNICATION


“EYE COMMUNICATION”


from The Interpersonal Communication Book by Joseph A. DeVito


VOCABULARY LESSON: See, Hear, and Voice Your Concerns


Everyday Reading Skills: Reading Reference Materials


Chapter 7 Test-Taking Strategies


Achieve Your Highest Potential


Be Prepared


Stay Alert


Seek Feedback


Standardized Reading Tests


Read to Comprehend


Interact


Anticipate


Relax


Read to Learn


Recall


Understand Major Question Types


Main Idea Questions


Detail Questions


Implied Meaning Questions


Purpose Questions


Vocabulary Questions


Hints for Taking Multiple-Choice and True-False Tests


Read All Options


Predict the Correct Answer


Avoid Answers with “100 Percent” Words


Consider Answers with Qualifying Words


Do Not Overanalyze


True Statements Must Be True Without Exception


If Two Options Are Synonymous, Eliminate Both


Figure Out the Difference Between Similar Options


Use Logical Reasoning When Two Answers Are Correct


Look Suspiciously at Directly Quoted Pompous Phrases


Simplify Double Negatives by Canceling Out Both


Certain Responses Are Neither True Nor False


Validate True Responses


Recognize Flaws in Test Making


Hints for Taking Essay Exams


Reword the Statement or Question


Answer the Question


Organize Your Answer


Use a Formal Writing Style


Be Aware of Appearance


Predict and Practice


Notice Key Words


Write to Earn Points


Read an “A” Paper for Feedback


SUMMARY POINTS


VOCABULARY LESSON: Call Out and Remember to Send


Everyday Reading Skills: Using Mnemonics


Chapter 8 Efficient Reading


What Is Your Reading Rate?


What Is an Average Reading Rate?


How Can You Increase Your Reading Speed?


Be Aggressive–Attack!


Concentrate


Stop Regressions


Avoid Vocalizations


Expand Fixations


Use a Pen as a Pacer


Preview Before Reading


Set a Time Goal for an Assignment


Be Flexible


Practice


SUMMARY POINTS


TIMED READING 1 • BUSINESS


“WHEN INTERVIEW QUESTIONS TURN ILLEGAL”


from Interviewing for Success by Arthur H. Bell and Dayle M. Smith


TIMED READING 2 • PSYCHOLOGY


“DR. FOSSEY AND THE GORILLAS”


from Psychology by Stephen Worchel and Wayne Shebilske


TIMED READING 3 • HISTORY


“ELEANOR ROOSEVELT”


from From These Beginnings by Roderick Nash and Gregory Graves


Everyday Reading Skills: Managing Workplace Reading


Chapter 9 Analytical Reasoning


Identify Analytical Thinking


An Unsuccessful Student


A Successful Student


Engage in Problem Solving


Analytical Reasoning in Textbooks


SUMMARY POINTS


SELECTION 1 • SCIENCE


“PROFILE OF A HURRICANE”


from The Atmosphere by Frederick Lutgens and Edward Tarbuck


SELECTION 2 • SOCIOLOGY


“GENDER AND SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS”


from Social Problems by John J. Macionis


SELECTION 3 • BUSINESS


“MOTIVATING YOURSELF”


from Your Attitude is Showing by Elwood N. Chapman


VOCABULARY LESSON: Turn and Throw


Everyday Reading Skills: Reading Direct Mail Advertisements


Reading Casebook 2: What Is Forgiveness?


Forgiveness Inventory 1


SELECTION 1 • ESSAY


“FORGIVE FOR GOOD”


from Forgive for Good by Fred Luskin


SELECTION 2 • HISTORY


“THE STORY OF TOM TATE”


from The Forgiveness Project Web site


SELECTION 3 • NEWSPAPER ARTICLE


“PUSHING PAST THE TRAUMA TO FORGIVENESS”


by Robin Finn, in the New York Times


Forgiveness Inventory 2


Chapter 10 Inference


What Is an Inference?


Inference from Cartoons


Recognizing Suggested Meaning


Connecting with Prior Knowledge


Recognizing Slanted Language


Drawing Conclusions


SUMMARY POINTS


SELECTION 1 • SHORT STORY


“THE BEST PLACE”


by A. F. Oreshnik, from 100 Malicious Little Mysteries


SELECTION 2 • LITERATURE


“THE ALCHEMIST’S SECRET”


by Arthur Gorden


SELECTION 3 • SHORT STORY


“A DEAL IN DIAMONDS”


by Edward D. Hoch, from 100 Malicious Little Mysteries


VOCABULARY LESSON: Come Together, Hold Together, and Shut


Everyday Reading Skills: Reading Newspaper Editorials


Chapter 11 Critical Reading


What Do Critical Readers Do?


Recognize the Author’s Purpose or Intent


Recognize the Author’s Point of View or Bias


Recognize the Author’s Tone


Distinguish Fact from Opinion


Recognize Valid and Invalid Support for Arguments


SUMMARY POINTS


SELECTION 1 • LITERATURE


“THE DINNER PARTY”


by Mona Gardner, from Sudden Twists: 18 Tales that Take a Surprising Turn


SELECTION 2 • ETHICS


“COSMETIC SURGERY FOR PETS”


from Morality Play: Case Studies in Ethics by Jessica Pierce


SELECTION 3 • ESSAY


“WE’LL GO FORWARD FROM THIS MOMENT”


by Leonard Pitts, Miami Herald


VOCABULARY LESSON: Bend, Born, and Body


Everyday Reading Skills: Evaluating Internet Information


Chapter 12 Independent Textbook Assignment


Apply What You Have Learned


INDEPENDENT ASSIGNMENT SOCIOLOGY


“THE POOR”


from Social Problems by John J. Macionis


Appendix 1 Sample Textbook Chapter


Appendix 2 Pronunciation Review


Appendix 3 Spelling Confusing Words


Appendix 4 Word Parts: Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes


Appendix 5 ESL: Making Sense of Figurative Language and Idioms


Glossary


Acknowledgments


Index


Progress Record for Reading Selections

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