Entryways into College Reading and Learning / Edition 1

Entryways into College Reading and Learning / Edition 1

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by Janet Elder
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0073123587

ISBN-13: 9780073123585

Pub. Date: 01/05/2007

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Entryways into College Reading and Learning is a supportive, motivating introductory-level text for students who read at the fifth- to eighth-grade level and is designed to provide the foundation for success in subsequent developmental reading courses and, ultimately, their other college coursework. Its purpose is to strengthen their vocabulary-building and

Overview

Entryways into College Reading and Learning is a supportive, motivating introductory-level text for students who read at the fifth- to eighth-grade level and is designed to provide the foundation for success in subsequent developmental reading courses and, ultimately, their other college coursework. Its purpose is to strengthen their vocabulary-building and reading skills, as well as equip them with general learning strategies and study skills. Entryways offers a fresh approach for post high school students who have not adequately benefited from traditional instructional approaches in the past.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073123585
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
01/05/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.91(d)

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Table of Contents

Special Features of This Book

User’s Guide to the Brain

Identifying Your Learning Style

Learning Style Tips

PART ONE ADOPTING SUCCESS BEHAVIORS

Welcome to Part One

Chapter 1 Success Behaviors in the Classroom: Behave Your Way to Success

Why You Need to Know the Information in This Chapter
Super Student Tips
Jumpstart Your Brain!
Looking at What You Already Know
The Big Picture for This Chapter

Six Behaviors for Success in Class
Read and understand the syllabus
Be in class on time, every time
Learn your instructor’s name and your classmates’ names
Sit in the right place
Come prepared for class and participate
Be polite and use appropriate language

My Toolbox of Classroom Success Behaviors
Chapter Check
Chapter 1 Exercises, Set 1
Chapter 1 Exercises, Set 2
Assess Your Understanding

Chapter 2 Success Behaviors Outside the Classroom: Do the Right Thing

Why You Need to Know the Information in This Chapter
Super Student Tips
Jumpstart Your Brain!
Looking at What You Already Know
The Big Picture for This Chapter

Six Out-of-Class Success Behaviors
Set goals and make a commitment
Get organized
Prepare for class
Manage your assignments
Monitor your progress and see your instructor when you need help
Take advantage of out-of-class resources

My Toolbox of Out-of-Class Success Behaviors
Chapter Check
Chapter 2 Exercises, Set 1
Chapter 2 Exercises, Set 2
Assess Your Understanding

PART TWOACQUIRING VOCABULARY BUILDING TOOLS

Welcome to Part Two

Chapter 3 Context Clues: In Other Words

Why You Need to Know the Information in This Chapter
Super Student Tips
Jumpstart Your Brain!
Looking at What You Already Know
The Big Picture for This Chapter
Refining Your Understanding of Words

Reasoning Out Five Types of Context Clues
Discover the First Type of Context Clue
Discover the Second Type of Context Clue
Discover the Third Type of Context Clue
Discover the Fourth Type of Context Clue
Discover the Fifth Type of Context Clue

My Toolbox of Context Clues
Chapter Check
Chapter 3 Exercises, Set 1
Chapter 3 Exercises, Set 2
Assess Your Understanding

Chapter 4 The Dictionary: A Word to the Wise Is Sufficient

Why You Need to Know the Information in This Chapter
Super Student Tips
Jumpstart Your Brain!
Looking at What You Already Know
The Big Picture for This Chapter

The Three Most Important Dictionary Skills
Types of Dictionaries
How to Locate a Word in a Dictionary
Alphabetical Order
How to Locate a Word You Can’t Spell
Guidewords
Information You Find When You Look Up a Word
Spelling and Syllables
Pronunciation
Part of Speech
Order of Definitions
Choosing the Correct Definition
Special Labels
Phrasal Verbs and Idioms
Homonyms
Related Forms of a Word
Etymology
Synonyms and the Thesaurus
Denotations and Connotations
Selecting Words and Coding Them into Memory: Brain-Friendly Approaches

My Toolbox of Dictionary Skills
Chapter Check
Chapter 4 Exercises, Set 1
Chapter 4 Exercises, Set 2
Assess Your Understanding

Chapter 5 Commonly Confused and Misused Words: The Plain Facts or the Plane Fax?

Why You Need to Know the Information in This Chapter
Super Student Tips
Jumpstart Your Brain!
Looking at What You Already Know
The Big Picture for This Chapter

Homonyms, Set 1
Homonyms, Set 2
One Word or Two?
Other Commonly Confused and Misused Words. Set 1
Other Commonly Confused and Misused Words. Set 2

My Toolbox for Commonly Confused and Misused Words
Chapter Check
Chapter 5 Exercises, Set 1
Chapter 5 Exercises, Set 2
Assess Your Understanding

PART THREE ACQUIRING BASIC COMPREHENSION TOOLS

Welcome to Part Three

Chapter 6 Sentences and Punctuation Marks: Bricks and Mortar

Why You Need to Know the Information in This Chapter
Super Student Tips
Jumpstart Your Brain!
Looking at What You Already Know
The Big Picture for This Chapter

Parts of Speech
Understanding Sentences
The Two Essential Parts of Sentences
Types of Verbs
Multiple Subjects and Verbs
Compound Sentences and Complex Sentences
Compound Sentences
Complex Sentences
Punctuation Marks
The Semicolon
The Colon
The Dash, Comma, and Parentheses
Summary Chart of Sentences Patterns

My Toolbox of Sentence and Punctuation Mark Tools
Chapter Check
Chapter 6 Exercises, Set 1
Chapter 6 Exercises, Set 2
Assess Your Understanding

Chapter 7 Topic: What’s It All About?

Why You Need to Know the Information in This Chapter
Super Student Tips
Jumpstart Your Brain!
Looking at What You Already Know
The Big Picture for This Chapter

Paragraphs and Topics
Determining the Topic of a Paragraph
Discover the First Clue to the Topic
Discover the Second Clue to the Topic
Discover the Third Clue to the Topic
Discover the Fourth Clue to the Topic
The Difference between General and Specific
Listen Up!

My Toolbox of Topic Tools
Chapter Check
Chapter 7 Exercises, Set 1
Chapter 7 Exercises, Set 2
Assess Your Understanding

Chapter 8 Stated Main Idea: The Point Is . . .

Why You Need to Know the Information in This Chapter
Super Student Tips
Jumpstart Your Brain!
Looking at What You Already Know
The Big Picture for This Chapter

The Structure of a Paragraph
The Stated Main Idea Sentence of a Paragraph
Locating the Stated Main idea Sentence in a Paragraph
Reasoning Out Additional Clues to the Stated Main Idea of a Paragraph
Discover the First Additional Clue to the Main Idea
Discover the Second Additional Clue to the Main Idea
Discover the Third Additional Clue to the Main Idea
The Rest of the Sentences in a Paragraph
Seeing Connection between the Topic and the Stated Main Idea Sentence
Other Things to Keep in Mind about Main Ideas
Listen Up!
My Toolbox of Stated Main Idea Tools
Chapter Check
Chapter 8 Exercises, Set 1
Chapter 8 Exercises, Set 2
Bonus Set
Assess Your Understanding

Chapter 9 Supporting Details: More Information, Please

Why You Need to Know the Information in This Chapter
Super Student Tips
Jumpstart Your Brain!
Looking at What You Already Know
The Big Picture for This Chapter

Supporting Details in a Paragraph
Reasoning Out the Characteristics of Supporting Details
Discover the First Characteristic of Supporting Details
Discover the Second Characteristic of Supporting Details
Discover the Third Characteristic of Supporting Details
Listen Up!

My Toolbox of Supporting Detail Tools
Chapter Check
Chapter 9 Exercises, Set 1
Chapter 9 Exercises, Set 2
Assess Your Understanding

Chapter 10 Implied Main Idea: What’s It All Add Up To?

Why You Need to Know the Information in This Chapter
Super Student Tips
Jumpstart Your Brain!
Looking at What You Already Know
The Big Picture for This Chapter

Implied Main Idea Sentences
Reasoning Out Three Ways to Formulate Implied Main Idea Sentences
Discover Formula 1
Discover Formula 2
Discover Formula 3
Remembering the Three Formulas
Listen Up!

My Toolbox for Implied Main Idea Sentences
Chapter Check
Reviewing Stated and Implied Main Ideas
Chapter 10 Exercises, Set 1
Chapter 10 Exercises, Set 2
Bonus Set
Assess Your Understanding

Chapter 11 Authors’ Writing Patterns: What’s the Plan?

Why You Need to Know the Information in This Chapter
Super Student Tips
Jumpstart Your Brain!
Looking at What You Already Know
The Big Picture for This Chapter

Five Common Writing Patterns
Reasoning Out Five Common Writing Patterns
Discover the First Pattern
Discover the Second Pattern
Discover the Third Pattern
Discover the Fourth Pattern
Discover the Fifth Pattern
Listen Up!
Summary Chart of Pattern Clues
Other Words that Signal Organization
Continuation Signals
Change of Direction Signals
Emphasis Signals
Example Signals
Summarization Signals

My Toolbox of Authors’ Writing Patterns
Chapter Check
Chapter 11 Exercises, Set 1
Chapter 11 Exercises, Set 2
Assess Your Understanding

PART FOURACQUIRING BASIC STUDY SKILLS

Welcome to Part Four

Chapter 12 Reading and Marking Textbook Assignments: Divide and Conquer

Why You Need to Know the Information in This Chapter
Super Student Tips
Jumpstart Your Brain!
Looking at What You Already Know
The Big Picture for This Chapter

Getting an Overview of Your Textbooks
Approaching College Textbook Assignments
Pre-Reading Strategies
“During Reading” Strategies
“After Reading” Strategies
Marking and Annotating Textbooks

My Toolbox of Textbook Assignment Strategies
Chapter Check
Chapter 12 Exercises, Set 1
Chapter 12 Exercises, Set 2
Assess Your Understanding

Chapter 13 Outlines and Study Maps: Create Your Own “You Are Here” Map

Why You Need to Know the Information in This Chapter
Super Student Tips
Jumpstart Your Brain!
Looking at What You Already Know
The Big Picture for This Chapter

What Outlines and Study Maps Have in Common
Outlines
Steps in Creating a Formal Sentence Outline
Steps in Creating an Informal Outline
Topic Outlines
Study Maps
Steps in Creating a Study Map
Review Cards
Steps in Making and Using Review Cards

My Toolbox for Outlines, Study Maps, and Review Cards
Chapter Check
Chapter 13 Exercises, Set 1
Chapter 13 Exercises, Set 2
Assess Your Understanding

Chapter 14 Summaries: To Make a Long Story Short

Why You Need to Know the Information in This Chapter
Super Student Tips
Jumpstart Your Brain!
Looking at What You Already Know
The Big Picture for This Chapter

Writing a Summary
Discovering the Rules for Summarizing
How to Write a Summary
Evaluating Your Summary
Overall Main Idea Sentences in Summaries

My Toolbox on Summarizing
Chapter Check
Chapter 14 Exercises, Set 1
Chapter 14 Exercises, Set 2
Assess Your Understanding

READING SELECTIONS

Selection 1: “The Courage to Learn”
Selection 2: “I Ain’t in a Slump. I’m Just Not Hitting!”
Selection 3: “Elaine’s Eight”
Selection 4: “Do You Have What It Takes to Survive Army Boot Camp?”
Selection 5: “Roller-Coaster Attention Cycles”
Selection 6: “Do You Need to See a Lawyer?”
Selection 7: “Landing That First Job”
Selection 8: “What Your Car Says about You”
Selection 9: “Baby Talk: It’s Not What It Used to Be!”
Selection 10: “Speaking So That People Will Listen”
Selection 11: “Internet Con Artists Are Phishing, But Don’t Take the Bait!”
Selection 12: “Day-by-Day, Anu Garg Is Spreading the Word”
Selection 13: “Shyness”
Selection 14: “Pulling the Plug on TV”
Selection 15: “Amateur Thieves, Professional Thieves, and Shoplifters”

Appendixes
Appendix 1: Basic Information about Phonics, Pronunciation, and Syllabication
Appendix 2: Basic Spelling Rules
Appendix 3: Tackling the Test: Test-Taking Strategies and Tips

Indexes
Master Vocabulary List for Reading
Glossary of Key Terms
Index of Excerpt and Selection Topics
Index of Skills and Topics

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