Design in Reading: An Introduction to Critical Reading

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Overview

Intended for the advanced reading course, DESIGN IN READING focuses heavily on purpose, inference, and critical reading. Its coverage of organizational patterns is second to none. After a review of the basics of critical reading—including main idea and supporting details-readers practice recognizing and mapping organizational patterns. Contextual vocabulary coverage is included throughout the book. Paragraphs and short passages used in examples and exercises are drawn from contemporary sources, as well as college textbooks from across the disciplines. The book uses pattern mapping throughout as a heuristic to help readers understand the various organizational structures that authors employ. Integrated throughout the book is instruction on higher-level critical thinking skills, such as drawing inferences, evaluating evidence, recognizing propaganda and bias, and identifying logical fallacies. For those interested in developing their reading skills.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205278985
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/25/1998
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 486
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

To the Student.

Introduction: Joining the Academic Dialogue.

I. READING FOR INFORMATION.

1. Responding to Factual Information.

2. Recognizing Important Information.

3. Making Inferences: Context Vocabulary and Implied Main Ideas.

4. Reading for Structure: The Organization of Ideas.

5. The Reader's Voice: Summary, Paraphrase, and Active Reading Strategies.

II. FROM INFORMATION TO PROOF.

6. Evaluating What We Think: Facts, Opinions, and Beliefs.

7. Assessing Qualities and Functions: Description and Support.

8. Recognizing the Order of Events: Time Sequence.

9. Seeing Connections in Events: Cause and Effect.

10. Grouping and Dividing: Classification and Whole/Part Analysis.

11. Recognizing Similarities and Differences: Comparison and Contrast.

III. PERSUASION INTO ACTION.

12. Determining What Needs to Be Done: Problems and Solution.

13. Arguing Over Issues: Opinions and Reasons.

14. Detecting Disinformation: Advertising, Manipulation, and Propaganda.

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