Improving Reading Skills / Edition 4

Improving Reading Skills / Edition 4

by Deanne Milan Spears, Deanne Milan Spears
     
 

ISBN-10: 0072297220

ISBN-13: 9780072297225

Pub. Date: 08/13/1999

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

The sixth edition offers students insightful, engaging, contemporary selections that to challenge them and to make them want to turn the page. The book’s subtitle, Contemporary Readings for College Students, reflects the nature of the book. In addition to acquiring skills, students will learn something about the world as they read.

In addition to the

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Overview

The sixth edition offers students insightful, engaging, contemporary selections that to challenge them and to make them want to turn the page. The book’s subtitle, Contemporary Readings for College Students, reflects the nature of the book. In addition to acquiring skills, students will learn something about the world as they read.

In addition to the readings, the book includes a wide variety of practice exercises to reinforce good reading skills and to help students develop a college-level vocabulary. This basic principle—high-interest contemporary readings and useful exercises—has accounted for the book’s success in the past and remains the guiding principle for this edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072297225
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
08/13/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
7.32(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
To the Student
Introduction1
Sample Reading Selection: "Reading, Writing, and Technology"4
How Not to Be an Oaf at the Supermarket23
A Slave Witness of a Slave Auction32
Its OK to Be Smart41
La Vida Loca ('The Crazy Life'): Two Generations of Gang Members48
The Three Stress Situations58
The Unseen Homeless Women66
The Conveyor-Belt Ladies75
The Life and Death of a Western Gladiator89
Enjoying the Great Indoors100
The Vanuatuan Origins of Bungee Jumping108
Gawk Shows117
The $165,000 Restaurant Tab128
Sea Islands' South Africa137
The New Plantations144
In Praise of Bats149
The Women Who Dared to Drive167
Why You Should Read to Your Kids178
Learning by Doing: Apprenticeship Programs188
Greetings from the Electronic Plantation: A Day in the Life of the Working Poor199
Jobs: Skills before Credentials212
Don't Think about It Too Much222
Where Do We Stand?231
The Doctor's Dilemma245
A Tale of Two Proms, One Black, One White254
A Hanging264
Teaching Right From Wrong275
Medical Technology Puts the Biological Clock on Hold288
Frankenstein's Baby292
Animal Rights: Right or Wrong?299
The Abominable Snowman: Is He Still Out There?321
The Pill Turns 30331
As Lazy as a Beaver344
Mysteries of the Very, Very Deep355
Sizing Up the Sexes365
A Night of Ice and Death380
How Asian Teachers Polish Each Lesson to Perfection399
It Takes Two to Tango413
Using the Dictionary431
Study Skills: Techniques for Improving Your Study Habits441
Reading Comprehension Progress Chart471
Index473

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