The Houghton Mifflin Guide to Reading Textbooks / Edition 2

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Overview

The Houghton Mifflin Guide to Reading Textbooks highlights key skills and strategies required to successfully read college-level materials.Part One describes key elements that often appear in textbooks, such as definitions, visual aids, and charts. Part Two examines how to deal with distractions, manage time, take notes, and read critically. In Part Three, students apply what they have learned to 5 short selections from various college disciplines. Part Four features three full-length textbook chapters from actual business, physical sciences and history texts.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618455270
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 5/5/2004
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

I. Features of College Textbooks Learning Goals or Chapter Objectives Key Terms and Definitions Chapter Outlines Organization and Headings Visual Aids Chapter Summary Review Questions, Discussion Questions, and Exercises Study Guides II. Strategies for Reading College Textbooks Your Physical Reading Environment Dealing with Distractions Time Management The Reading Process More Active Reading Techniques "Speed" Reading and Efficient Reading Critical Reading Language and Learning III. Using Textbook Features and the Reading Strategies: Practice Exercises Exercise 1: Economics: "Demand" Exercise 2: Psychology: "Stress and Stressors" Exercise 3: Communication: "Kinesics: Body Communication" Exercise 4: Chemistry: "The Scientific Method" Exercise 5: Humanities: "Impressionism" IV. College Textbook Chapters with Exercises From Business: "Exploring the World of Business" Applying the Reading Strategies Previewing the Chapter Reading the Chapter Check Your Understanding Check Your Understanding Check Your Understanding From An Introduction to Physical Science: "Atmospheric Effects" Applying the Reading Strategies Previewing the Chapter Reading the Chapter Check Your Understanding Check Your Understanding Check Your Understanding From A People and a Nation: "Transforming Fire: The Civil War, 1861—1865" Applying the Reading Strategies Previewing the Chapter Reading the Chapter Check Your Understanding Check Your Understanding Check Your Understanding

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