Exploring Content: Reading for Academic Success / Edition 1

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131401983
  • Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
  • Publication date: 3/25/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 276
  • Sales rank: 991,645
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 10.06 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Lorraine C. Smith holds a doctorate in Curriculum and Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has taught ESL for 25 years on all levels, particularly the college level. She has co-authored six ESL reading skills texts and has presented at local, national, and international conferences. Professor Smith teaches in the M.A. TESOL/BE Program at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York.
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Table of Contents

Scope and Sequence

About Exploring Content

To the Teacher

To the Student

About the Author


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


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


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


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


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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