Custom Enrichment Module: The Wadsworth Guide to Reading Textbooks / Edition 3

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The Wadsworth Guide to Reading Textbooks highlights key skills and strategies required to successfully read college-level materials. Part One describes key elements that often appear in textbooks, such as definitions, visual aids, and charts. Part Two examines how to deal with distractions, manage time, take notes, and read critically. In Part Three, students apply what they have learned to 5 short selections from various college disciplines. Part Four features four full-length textbook chapters from actual business, physical sciences, history and sociology texts.
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"The Guide helps me not only to teach the strategies but also gives the class a shared experience in applying the strategies, and practice using the strategies, even if they are not in a course requiring textbook reading...I like the concrete approach...I know my students learn from it, and it helps them apply and practice the strategies I introduce them to in class."

"Besides cost, the positive features of the text include the depth of discussion of textbook features in Part I and the reading process discussion in Part 2, the many textbook examples integrated with exercises in Part 3, and the full chapters in Part 4."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111840174
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

All of the activities, narrative and assessments have been developed and tested in partnership with subject matter experts including a board of English Composition professors from an array of private and public institutions.
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Table of Contents

Contents. PART I: FEATURES OF COLLEGE TEXTBOOKS. Learning Goals or Chapter Objectives. Key Terms and Definitions. Chapter Outlines. Organization and Headings. Visual Aids. Chapter Summary. Review Questions, Discussion Questions, and Exercises. Study Guides. PART II: STRATEGIES FOR READING COLLEGE TEXTBOOKS. Your Physical Reading Environment. Dealing with Distractions. Time Management. The Reading Process. More Active Reading Techniques. "Speed" Reading and Efficient Reading. Critical Reading. Language and Learning. PART III: USING TEXTBOOK FEATURES AND THE READING STRATEGIES: PRACTICE EXERCISES. Exercise 1: Economics: "Demand" MGMT: "Diversity". Exercise 2: Psychology: "Stress and Stressors". Exercise 3: Communication: "Kinesics: Body Communication". Exercise 4: Chemistry: "The Scientific Method". Exercise 5: Humanities: "Impressionism". PART IV: COLLEGE TEXTBOOK CHAPTERS WITH EXERCISES. From Business: "Exploring the World of Business". Applying the Reading Strategies. Previewing the Chapter. Reading the Chapter. Check Your Understanding. Check Your Understanding. Check Your Understanding. From An Introduction to Physical Science: "Atmospheric Effects". Applying the Reading Strategies. Previewing the Chapter. Reading the Chapter. Check Your Understanding. Check Your Understanding. Check Your Understanding. From A People and a Nation: "Transforming Fire: The Civil War, 1861-1865". Applying the Reading Strategies. Previewing the Chapter. Reading the Chapter. Check Your Understanding. Check Your Understanding. Check Your Understanding. From Seeing Sociology: Families. Applying the Reading Strategies. Previewing the Chapter. Reading the Chapter. Check Your Understanding. Check Your Understanding. Answer Key.
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