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Overview

This introductory reading text presents skills clearly,using a structured approach that emphasizes comprehension and practice.
NEW WORLDS uses excerpts from leading college textbooks to help students to understand the real demands of actual college-level reading and to develop the skills to handle that reading.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073292519
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 1/28/2007
  • Edition number: 3

Meet the Author

JOE CORTINA earned his B.A. degree in English from San Diego State University and his master's degree and doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction in reading from the University of North Texas. He has taught undergraduate teacher education courses in reading at the University of North Texas and Texas Woman's University. In 1981 he was selected to represent the Dallas County Community College District as a nominee for the Piper Award for Teaching Excellence. In addition, Dr. Cortina was selected as his division’s nominee for Richland's Excellence in Teaching Award in 1987, 1988 and 1993. In 1992 he was selected as an honored alumnus by the Department of Elementary, Early Childhood and Reading Education, of the University of North Texas and in 1994 he was a recipient of an Excellence Award given by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development. In addition to teaching reading courses at Richland College, he has served on interdisciplinary teaching teams for honors English courses and has served as a faculty leader of Richland's writing-across-the-curriculum program. Dr. Cortina has served on the conference program committees for both the College Reading and Learning Association and the National Association for Developmental Education. He has also served as a member of the editorial advisory board of The Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy. He is a frequent speaker at professional meetings and inservice workshops.

JANET ELDER was graduated summa cum laude from the University of Texas in Austin with a B.A. in English and Latin. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She was the recipient of a government fellowship for Southern Methodist University's Reading Research Program, which resulted in a master's degree. Her Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction in reading is from Texas Woman's University where the College of Education presented her the Outstanding Dissertation Award. She established the first comprehensive secondary reading program in the Dallas Independent School District, and has conducted extensive staff development training for Dallas area teachers. After teaching reading and study skills courses at Richland for several years, she was asked to develop and implement an honors program for the college. After coordinating the honors program during its first six years, she resumed teaching full time. In addition to teaching reading courses, Dr. Elder periodically serves on interdisciplanary teaching teams for honors English and humanities courses. She has served on a task force that re-evaluated Richland's writing-across-the-curriculum program. She has twice received the Extra Mile Award from special services (disabilities) students, has twice been her division's Piper Award nominee for excellence in teaching, and in 1993 received an Excellence Award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development. In 1999 she was one of three nominees for Richland's Excellence in Teaching Award. A frequent presenter at professional conferences and inservice workshops, she has a deep interest and expertise in “brain friendly” instruction.

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Table of Contents

* - New reading selections

To the Instructor: Getting Started Using New Worlds

To the Student

PART ONE: A NEW WORLD OF LEARNING: READING AND STUDYING IN COLLEGE

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION TO READING AND STUDYING: BEING SUCCESSFUL IN COLLEGE

What do you need to know about the reading and studying process?

What are the keys to studying college textbooks?

What is comprehension monitoring and why is it important?

What is the SQ3R study system?

How can you adjust your reading rates when you study?

What do you need to do to be successful in college?

Why is it important to set goals?

What are learning styles?

Creating Your Summary: Developing Chapter Review Cards

Reading Selections:

1-1: A Mother's Answer (Nonfiction)

1-2: Yes, You Can Strengthen Your Memory Skills (Student Success)

1-3: Wise Up! The When and How of Preparing for Tests (Study Skills)

CHAPTER 2: DEVELOPING A COLLEGE-LEVEL VOCABULARY: A NEW WORLD OF WORDS

Why is it important to develop a college-level vocabulary?

What are context clues and how do you use them?

What are word-structure clues and how do you use them?

How do you use a dictionary pronunciation key?

What is figurative language and how do you interpret figures of speech?

Other things to keep in mind when developing your college-level vocabulary.

Creating Your Summary: Developing Chapter Review Cards

Vocabulary Practice Exercises

Context Clues

Word Structure Clues

Figurative Language

Reading Selections:

2-1: Should Teenagers Work Part-Time? (Human Development)

2-2: McDonaldization: The Sun Never Sets on the Golden Arches (Business)

2-3: Rage on the Road: The Danger of Aggressive Driving (Health)

PART TWO: A NEW WORLD OF UNDERSTANDING: USING CORE COMPREHENSION SKILLS WHEN YOU READ COLLEGE TEXTBOOKS

CHAPTER 3: DETERMINING THE TOPIC

What is the topic of a paragraph, and why is it important?

What are the clues for determining the topic of a paragraph?

Other things to keep in mind when determining the topic

Creating Your Summary: Developing Chapter Review Cards

Comprehension Practice Exercises

Determining the Topic Exercises, Part One

Determining the Topic Exercises, Part Two

Reading Selections:

3-1: Is There a Better Way to Parent? A Look at Three Parenting Styles (Human Development)

3-2: Giving a Speech? If You’re Nervous, You’re Normal! (Speech Communication)

3-3: Better Sleep Is Big Business, but Are Restless Nights or Advertisements Fueling the Need? (Business)

CHAPTER 4: LOCATING THE STATED MAIN IDEA

What is a stated main idea sentence, and why is it important?

What is the method for identifying the stated main idea sentence?

Which sentence can be the stated main idea sentence in a paragraph?

Creating Your Summary: Developing Chapter Review Cards

Comprehension Practice Exercises

Stated Main Idea Exercises, Part One

Stated Main Idea Exercises, Part Two

Reading Selections:

4-1: Good Boss? Bad Boss? Three Leadership Styles (Business)

4-2: Engagement and Marriage: The Same--Yet Different--Worldwide (Human Development)

4-3: Smokers Versus Nonsmokers: A Question of Rights (Health)

CHAPTER 5: FORMULATING AN IMPLIED MAIN IDEA

What is an implied main idea sentence, and why is it important to be able to formulate a main idea when it has been implied?

What are three methods for using information in paragraph to formulate an implied main idea sentence?

Creating Your Summary: Developing Chapter Review Cards

Comprehension Practice Exercises

Formulating Implied Main Idea Exercises, Part One

Formulating Implied Main Idea Exercises, Part Two

Reading Selections:

5-1: Two Artistic Tributes: The Vietnam Memorial and the AIDS Quilt (Art Appreciation)

*5-2: Avian Flu: A Coming Pandemic (Biology)

5-3: Why Relationships Develop and What Makes Them Last (Psychology)

CHAPTER 6: IDENTIFYING SUPPORTING DETAILS

What are supporting details and why are they important?

What is the method for identifying supporting details?

Major and minor details and how to tell the difference

Creating Your Summary: Developing Chapter Review Cards

Comprehension Practice Exercises

Identifying Supporting Details Exercises, Part One

Identifying Supporting Details Exercises, Part Two

Reading Selections:

*6-1: Hold It! You Can Recycle That! (Environmental Science)

6-2: The Life of Buddha: The Path to Nirvana (History)

6-3: The New Immigration: Asian Americans and Latinos (History)

CHAPTER 7: RECOGNIZING AUTHORS' WRITING PATTERNS

What are author’s writing patterns and why are they important?

Transition words that signal the relationship of ideas within sentences and between sentences

Five Common Writing Patterns

Definition pattern

List pattern

Sequence pattern

Comparison-contrast pattern

Cause-effect pattern

Additional Paragraph Patterns

Definition and Example Pattern

Generalization and Example Pattern

Location or Spatial Order Pattern

Summary Pattern

Classification Pattern

Addition Pattern

Statement and Clarification Pattern

Other things to keep in mind when recognizing authors' writing patterns.

Creating Your Summary: Developing Chapter Review Cards

Comprehension Practice Exercises

Recognizing Authors’ Writing Patterns Exercises, Part One

Recognizing Authors’ Writing Patterns Exercises, Part Two

Reading Selections:

7-1: Achoooo! You’ve Caught Another Cold! (Health)

7-2: The Right to Vote: Valued but Under Utilized (Government)

7-3: Would You Eat "Frankenfood"?

PART THREE: A NEW WORLD OF READING AND THINKING CRITICALLY

CHAPTER 8: READING CRITICALLY

What is critical reading and why is it important?

What is author’s point of view and how can you determine it?

What is author’s purpose and how can you determine it?

What is author’s intended audience and how can you determine it?

What is author's tone and how can you determine it?

Creating Your Summary: Developing Chapter Review Cards

Comprehension Practice Exercises

Critical Reading Exercises, Part One

Critical Reading Exercises, Part Two

Reading Selections:

*8-1: From For One More Day (Fiction)

*8-2: I Never Made It to the NFL (Memoir)

8-3: Dispelling the Myths about Millionaires (Business)

CHAPTER 9: THINKING CRITICALLY

What is thinking critically why is it important?

What are facts and opinions and why is it important to be able to distinguish between them?

What are inferences and why is it important to make them?

Other things to keep in mind when thinking critically.

Creating Your Summary: Developing Chapter Review Cards

Critical Thinking Practice Exercises, Fact and Opinion

Critical Thinking Practice Exercises, Making Logical Inferences

Reading Selections:

9-1: "It’s Your Turn to Feed the Baby!" How Infants Affect Marriage (Child Development)

*9-2: Planet Under Stress: Curbing Population Growth (Biology)

9-3: Is It Really Worth It? How Dual-Earner Couples Cope (Human Development)

PART FOUR: A NEW WORLD OF STUDYING

CHAPTER 10: APPROACHING COLLEGE READING AND STUDYING

What is the three-step process for studying college textbooks?

Step 1: Prepare to Read

Step 2: Ask and Answer Questions to Guide Your Reading

Step 3: Review by Rehearsing Your Answers

What are textbook features?

Chapter Introductions and Chapter Objectives

Chapter Outlines

Vocabulary Aids and Glossaries

Boxes

Chapter Summaries

Study Questions and Activities

Other Textbook features

How can you interpret visuals and graphic aids?

Photographs

Diagrams

Maps

Cartoons

Line graphs

Pie charts

Bar graphs

Flowcharts

Tables

Other things to keep in mind when studying textbook material.

Creating Your Summary: Developing Chapter Review Cards

Practice Exercises

Interpreting Graphic Aids

Reading Selection:

10-1: Living with Stress (Student Success)

CHAPTER 11: PREPARING FOR TESTS: STUDY-READING, REHEARSAL, AND MEMORY

How are rehearsal and memory related?

How can you underline, highlight, and annotate your textbooks?

How can you take notes from textbooks?

Guidelines for Outlining

Guidelines for Mapping

Guidelines for Summarizing

How can you follow directions?

Other things to keep in mind as you apply core comprehension skills while you study.

Creating Your Summary: Developing Chapter Review Cards

Reading Selection:

11-1: Information Technology, The Internet, and You (Information Technology)



Appendix 1 Glossary of Key Terms

Appendix 2 Master Vocabulary List

Appendix 3 Maps of the United States and the World



INDEX
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