College Reading: Purposes and Strategies / Edition 1

College Reading: Purposes and Strategies / Edition 1

by Nancy Wood
     
 

ISBN-10: 0135338603

ISBN-13: 9780135338605

Pub. Date: 12/08/1999

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This book emphasizes the two purposes for reading: study reading and critical reading and thinking. Readers learn how to vary their reading speed based on the material being read. The book employs the psycholinguistic theory that recognizes a reader uses what they know to understand more of what they are reading. Writing, as it benefits reading comprehension is

Overview

This book emphasizes the two purposes for reading: study reading and critical reading and thinking. Readers learn how to vary their reading speed based on the material being read. The book employs the psycholinguistic theory that recognizes a reader uses what they know to understand more of what they are reading. Writing, as it benefits reading comprehension is also discussed. learning to read, learning to vary reading speed, increasing reading vocabulary, recognition of the organization of ideas, understanding visual materials and critical reading and thinking. anyone interested in improving their reading habits, comprehension or analyzing techniques especially adults taking a training class or planning to go back to school.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780135338605
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
12/08/1999
Pages:
427
Product dimensions:
8.32(w) x 10.86(h) x 1.01(d)

Table of Contents

Part I Some Ways to Get Started 1(106)
Develop Purposes, Processes, and Strategies for College Reading
3(33)
Learn to Vary Your Reading Speed Whenever You Can
36(34)
Increase Your Reading Vocabulary
70(37)
Part II Study Reading: Reading to Learn 107(152)
Recognize the Organization of Ideas
109(41)
Understand Main Ideas and Details
150(35)
Understand Visual Material
185(49)
Organize a Study Reading Process, Study for and Take Exams
234(25)
Part III Critical Reading and Thinking: Reading to Analyze, Evaluate, Think 259(154)
Understand the Context, Purpose, Point of View
261(35)
Evaluate the Support, Reasoning, and Conclusions
296(39)
Make Inferences and Analyze Values and Beliefs
335(38)
Use Reading to Help You Think
373(40)
Glossary 413(10)
Credits 423(2)
Index 425

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