Exploring Content: Reading for Academic Success / Edition 1

Exploring Content: Reading for Academic Success / Edition 1

by Lorraine C. Smith
     
 

Using a content-based approach, Exploring Content: Reading for Academic Success delivers a broad introduction to disciplines such as science, anthropology, and art, while giving students reading and study skills essential for college-level success. "As you read" questions help students navigate authentic college texts.

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Overview

Using a content-based approach, Exploring Content: Reading for Academic Success delivers a broad introduction to disciplines such as science, anthropology, and art, while giving students reading and study skills essential for college-level success. "As you read" questions help students navigate authentic college texts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131401983
Publisher:
Pearson Education ESL
Publication date:
03/25/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
276
Sales rank:
643,924
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Scope and Sequence

About Exploring Content

To the Teacher

To the Student

About the Author

Unit 1 HOW DID IT ALL BEGIN?

Chapter 1 The Universe and the Earth

· Introductory Reading : The Beginning of the Universe and the Origin of the Earth

· Main Reading : The Formation of Organic Molecules from Inorganic Molecules

Chapter 2 Developments on Early Earth

· Introductory Reading : The Formation of the First Living Cells

· Main Reading : The Drifting Shape of Our World: The Theory of Continental Drift

Unit 2 WHERE DID WE COME FROM?

Chapter 3 The Nature of Life

· Introductory Reading : The Classification of Life

· Main Reading : The Role of Natural Selection in Evolution

Chapter 4 Human Evolution

· Introductory Reading : Out of the Trees

· Main Reading : The Evolution of Homo sapiens

Unit 3 WHERE DID CIVILIZATION FIRST DEVELOP?

Chapter 5 First Steps Toward Civilization

· Introductory Reading : The Early Accomplishments of Homo sapiens

· Main Reading : Setting the Stage for Civilization: The Origins of Food Production

Chapter 6 Early Civilization

· Introductory Reading : Mesopotamia: The First Civilization

· Main Reading : Ancient Sumer: The World of the First Cities

Unit 4 HOW HAVE PEOPLE REPRESENTED THE WORLD AROUND THEM?

Chapter 7 Definition and Context in Art

· Introductory Reading : Art and the Artist

· Main Reading : Creativity, Meaning, and Style

Chapter 8 The Influence of History on Art

· Introductory Reading : Looking at Art

· Main Reading : Experiencing Ancient Egyptian Art

Unit 5 HOW DOES OUR SOCIETY INFLUENCE HOW WE PERCEIVE THE WORLD?

Chapter 9 Society’s Influence on Our Behavior

· Introductory Reading : Understanding the Influence of Other People in Our Lives

· Main Reading : The Power of Social Influence

Chapter 10 Interpreting Human Behavior

· Introductory Reading : The Subjectivity of Social Situations

· Main Reading : Understanding Basic Human Motives

Index of Keys Words and Phrases

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