College Reading and Study Skills / Edition 11

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Emphasizing critical thinking, College Reading and Study Skills approaches reading and study skills as active learning processes. Chapter on Reading Electronic Sources demonstrates the why and how of reading Web materials and electronic learning aids. Learning experiments help readers gain a better understanding of the principle presented in each chapter. Thematic readings create a framework so readers can practice critical thinking skills and make connections. Readings are drawn from a variety of sources, including newspapers, journal articles and Web pages. Visual aids, diagrams, tables, charts, etc. found throughout the book help visual learners process important information. Important study skills such as setting goals, understanding learning style and taking notes are covered in-depth in their own chapters. For those interested in developing their reading and study skills.
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New edition of a standard college text/workbook. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205734955
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 10/16/2009
  • Series: MyReadingLab Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Kathleen T. McWhorter Niagara County Community College KATHLEEN T. MCWHORTER has taught reading and writing courses for over 30 years at Niagara County Community College. Her many titles provide various and flexible approaches to teaching reading and writing strategies that accommodate a range of learning and teaching styles.
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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Succeeding in College 1
Ch. 1 How to Succeed 3
Ch. 2 Organizing Your Time 23
Ch. 3 Principles of Learning and Memory 41
Pt. 2 Strategies for Active Learning 61
Ch. 4 Prereading and Predicting 63
Ch. 5 Setting the State for Learning 79
Ch. 6 Focusing and Monitoring Your Learning 97
Pt. 3 Understanding Content 119
Ch. 7 Understanding Paragraphs 121
Ch. 8 Following Thought Patterns 148
Ch. 9 Reading Graphics and Technical Writing 182
Ch. 10 Critical Thinking and Reading 209
Pt. 4 Learning from Texts 231
Ch. 11 Textbook Highlighting and Marking 233
Ch. 12 Methods of Organizing Information 249
Ch. 13 Study and Review Strategies 264
Pt. 5 Classroom Performance Skills 283
Ch. 14 Lecture Note-Taking Techniques 285
Ch. 15 Participating in Class Activities and Projects 303
Ch. 16 Preparing for Exams 313
Ch. 17 Taking Exams 326
Ch. 18 Preparing Written Assignments and Research Papers 346
Pt. 6 Developing Reading Efficiency: Vocabulary and Reading Rate 361
Ch. 19 Expanding Your Vocabulary 363
Ch. 20 Effective Use of Context and Word Parts 375
Ch. 21 Improving Your Reading Rate and Flexibility 391
App. A Sample Textbook Chapter: "Health, Stress, and Coping" 411
App. B Five Textbook Excerpts 447
Answer Key 473
References 481
Endnotes 483
Credits 485
Index 487
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