The Houghton Mifflin College Reading Series follows a consistent sequence and structure, pairing skills and strategies with paragraphs and short selections to introduce new concepts in context. The readings represent a diverse range of sources, including textbooks and magazines.The Houghton Mifflin College Reading Series Book 3, 2/e is the third book in a three-level series and is designed for high-level reading courses. The readings in the Second Edition have been updated for currency and relevance to students' interest, and have been reviewed carefully to ensure grade-level appropriateness.
Note: Each chapter begins with Goals for the Chapter and Test Yourself, includes a Chapter Review, and concludes with Tests. 1. Improving Reading and Thinking Reading and Better Thinking How to Improve Reading Skills How This Book Will Help You Improve Your Reading Reading Strategy: Active Reading Reading Selections: Textbook Selection, "New Americans from Europe," from Making America; Magazine Selection, "We Have Been Here Before," George F. Will; Literary Selection, "In the American Society," Gish Jen Vocabulary: Using the Dictionary 2. Main Ideas General and Specific Determining the Topic Determining the Main Idea The Topic Sentence Locations of Topic Sentences Longer Selections: Topic, Main Idea, and Thesis Reading Selection: "The Honesty Virus," Clive Thompson Vocabulary: Synonyms Reading Strategy: Creating and Effective Reading Environment 3. Supporting Details, Mapping, and Outlining Supporting Details Major and Minor Details Transitions Mapping and Outlining Reading Longer Selections Reading Selection: "The Legacy of Generation N," Christy Haubegger Vocabulary: Context and Meaning Reading Strategy: Reading and Time Management 4. Implied Main Ideas Understanding Implied Main Ideas Determining Implied Main Ideas Reading Longer Selections Reading Selection: From "Lives in the Balance," Mike Rose Vocabulary: The Definition/Restatement Context Clue Reading Strategy: SQ3R 5. Transitions Characteristics of Transitions Transition Words That Indicate a Series Transition Words That Indicate Time Order Transition Words That Indicate Cause/Effect Transition Words That Indicate Comparison/Contrast Transition Words That Indicate Definition Transitions in Combinations of Patterns Reading Longer Selections Reading Selection: "A Potpourri of Pooches," Peter Tyson Vocabulary: The Explanation Context Clue Reading Strategy: Summarizing 6. Patterns of Organization Topic Sentences Series Time Order Cause/Effect Comparison/Contrast Definition Combination of Patterns Reading Longer Selections Reading Selection: "Southern Comforts," Ann Patchett Vocabulary: The Example Context Clue Reading Strategy: Taking Notes 7. Inferences Making Inferences Guidelines for Making Accurate Inferences Making Inferences in Literature Reading Selection: "India's American Imports," Adam Hochschild Vocabulary: The Contrast Context Clue Reading Strategy: Keeping a Reading Journal 8. Purpose and Tone Purpose Bias and Tone Reading Selection: "The False Controversy of Stem Cells," Michael Kinsley Vocabulary: Formal vs. Informal Language Reading Strategy: REAP 9. Critical Reading I The Two Components of Argument: Point and Support Reading Selection: "Debunking the Digital Divide," Robert J. Samuelson Vocabulary: Figures of Speech Reading Strategy: Skimming 10. Critical Reading II Distinguishing Fact from Opinion Informed vs. Uninformed Opinion Logical Fallacies Deciding for Yourself Reading Selection: "Blowing Smoke on Taxes," from Harvard Crimson Vocabulary: Review Reading Strategy: Scanning Combined Skills Tests "In 2000 Years, Will the World Remember Disney or Plato?" Mark Rice-Oxley "Cubicle with a View," Liza Mundy "Superhero Nation," James Poniewozik "Communication Functions: Character and Personality," Martin S. Remland