College Reading: Purposes and Strategies / Edition 1

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780135338605
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 12/8/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 427
  • Product dimensions: 8.32 (w) x 10.86 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Table of Contents

I. SOME WAYS TO GET STARTED.

1. Develop Purposes, Processes and Strategies for College Reading.
2. Learn to Vary Your Reading Speed Whenever You Can.
3. Increase Your Reading Vocabulary.

II. STUDY READING: READING TO LEARN.

4. Recognize the Organization of Ideas.
5. Understand Main Ideas and Details.
6. Understand Visual Materials.
7. Organize a Study-Reading Process; Study for and Take Exams.

III. CRITICAL READING AND THINKING: READING TO ANALYZE, EVALUATE, THINK.

8. Understand the Context, Purpose, Point of View.
9. Evaluate the Support, Reasoning, Conclusions.
10. Make Inferences and Analyze Values and Beliefs.
11. Use Reading to Help You Think.
Glossary.
Index.
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