Read to Succeed: A Thematic Approach to Academic Reading / Edition 2

Read to Succeed: A Thematic Approach to Academic Reading / Edition 2

by David Rothman, Jilani Warsi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205252354

ISBN-13: 9780205252350

Pub. Date: 03/05/2012

Publisher: Longman

For courses in Developmental Reading.

An engaging, thematic journey that sparks academic curiosity

Read to Succeed: A Thematic Approach to Academic Reading builds students’ background knowledge by organizing around nine academic disciplines. The authors offer a wealth of readings, drawn from a variety

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For courses in Developmental Reading.

An engaging, thematic journey that sparks academic curiosity

Read to Succeed: A Thematic Approach to Academic Reading builds students’ background knowledge by organizing around nine academic disciplines. The authors offer a wealth of readings, drawn from a variety of sources — everything from textbooks to blogs — giving students multiple opportunities to build reading skills through discussion, writing, and vocabulary building. Now in its Third Edition, Read to Succeed encourages users to become active readers through an exploration of contemporary themes.

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ISBN-13:
9780205252350
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
03/05/2012
Pages:
640
Sales rank:
177,563
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Read to Succeed

The Philosophy of Read to Succeed

Academic Disciplines

The Reading Process

Reading: Freshman 15: Coping with the First Year of College, by Dustin Wax

Previewing the Features of Read to Succeed

Guide to Genre

2. Education: American Education

INTRODUCTION to the Discipline of Education

Preview Questions / Writing on the Wall

Discipline-Specific Vocabulary: Understand Key Terms in Education

Reading 1: Learning and Teaching in a Two-Way Calle in Boston, by Michelle Lefort

Reading 2: The Lowdown on Single-Sex Education, by Hannah Boyd

Biographical Profile: Ruth Simmons

SKILL FOCUS: Determining Meaning from Context

Parts of Speech

Word Forms

Connotation

Contextual Clues

Vocabulary Development with Common Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots

Reading 3: A Conversation with Eric Mazur: Using the “Beauties of Physics” to Conquer Science Illiteracy, by Claudia Dreifus

Reading 4: Should We Reward Good Grades with Money and Prizes, by NEA Today

From Reading to Writing: Responding to Reading Using a Reflective

Journal

Careers in Education

Textbook Application

Reading 5: Today's Students, from Becoming a Teacher, by Forrest W. Parkay

Contemporary Issues in the Discipline: A Lecture on Education

Reading 6: Our Failing Schools: Enough is Enough! by Geoffrey Canada

Chapter Recap

Further Explorations

Study Tip Using Index Cards to Study Vocabulary

3. Health: Nutrition

INTRODUCTION to the Discipline of Health

Preview Questions / Writing on the Wall

Discipline-Specific Vocabulary: Understand Key Terms in Health

Vocabulary Development: Parts of Speech

In-Class Health Survey

Fieldwork Health Survey

Graphic Analysis

Reading 1: Fat Chance, by Emily Bazelon

Reading 2: How Weight Training Can Help Keep the Weight Off, by Gretchen Reynolds

Biographical Profile: Pierre Dukan

SKILL FOCUS: Identifying the Main Idea and Topic

Main Idea versus Topic

Stated Main Idea versus Implied Main Idea

Reading 3A: Bottlers Agree to a School Ban on Sweet Drinks, by Marian Burros and Melanie Warner

Reading 3B: My Soda, My Choice (Response to Reading 3A)

Reading 4: The 9 Most Common Kitchen Mistakes Even Healthy Women Make … and Why They're Robbing Your Food of Nutrients, by Amanda Pressner

From Reading to Writing: Making an Outline

Careers in Nutrition

Textbook Application

Reading 5: Tools for Healthy Eating, from Chapter 2 of Nutrition: From Science to You, 3/e, by Joan Salge Blake, Kathy D. Munoz, and Stella Volpe

Contemporary Issues in the Discipline: A Lecture on Nutrition

Reading 6: A Teacher Growing Green in the South Bronx, by Steven Ritz

Chapter Recap

Further Explorations

Study TIP Active Reading: Highlighting and Annotating Relevant Text

4. Environmental Science: Climate Change

INTRODUCTION to the Discipline of Environmental Science

Preview Questions / Writing on the Wall

Discipline-Specific Vocabulary: Understand Key Terms in Environmental Science

In-Class Survey: Personal Connection to Environmental Issues

Reading 1: Ocean Life Faces Mass Extinction, Broad Study Says, by Carl Zimmer

Reading 2: To Fight Global Warming, Some Hang a Clothesline, by Kathleen A. Hughes

Biographical Profile: Chico Mendes

SKILL FOCUS: Identifying Supporting Details

Types of Supporting Details

Major and Minor Details

Reading 3: Climate Change: What You Can Do at Home, by the Environmental

Protection Agency (EPA)

Reading 4: My Nobel Moment, by John R. Christy

Reading 5: Two Environmental Poems: Meltwater, by Maggie Butt / Give and Take, by Roger McGough

From Reading to Writing: Taking Notes

Careers in Environmental Science

Textbook Application

Reading 6: How Do Ecosystems Work? Excerpt from Biology: Life on Earth

Contemporary Issues in the Discipline: A Lecture on Sustainability

Reading 7: Greening the Ghetto, by Majora Carter

Chapter Recap

Further Explorations

Study TIP Skimming and Scanning

5. E-Commerce: Internet Marketing

INTRODUCTION to the Discipline of E-Commerce

Preview Questions / Writing on the Wall

Discipline-Specific Vocabulary: Understand Key Terms in Internet Marketing

Reading 1: www.FriesWithThat?.com, by Stephanie Rosenbloom

Reading 2: UN Report Highlights Massive Internet Gender Gap, by Colin Neagle

Biographical Profile: Larry Page and Sergei Brin

SKILL FOCUS: Making Inferences

Reading 3: Got a Search Engine Question? Ask Mr. Sullivan, by Jefferson Graham

From Reading to Writing: How to Compose an Email to a Professor

Textbook Application

Reading 4: Emerging Markets: Excerpt from Chapter 1 of Emerging Business

Online by Lara Fawzy & Lucas Dworski

Reading 5: Baidu CEO Robin Li Becomes China's Richest Man, by Jimmy Chuang

Contemporary Issues in the Discipline: A Lecture on E-Commerce

Reading 6: The Electricity Metaphor for the Web's Future, by Jeff Bezos

Chapter Recap

Further Explorations

Study TIP Communicating with the Professor: Making an Appointment

6. Criminal Justice: Criminal Investigation

INTRODUCTION to the Discipline of Critical Justice

Preview Questions / Writing on the Wall

Discipline-Specific Vocabulary: Understand Key Terms in Criminal Justice

In-Class Survey: Criminal Justice Issues

Fieldwork Questionnaire

CSI: You Solve the Case!

Reading 1: Free and Uneasy: A Long Road Back After Exoneration, and Justice Is Slow to Make Amends, by Janet Roberts and Eliabeth Stanton

Reading 2: Schizophrenic Teen Looks for Justice After Murder, by Pauline Arrillaga

Biographical Profile: Eric Holder, Jr.

SKILL FOCUS: Fact and Opinion

Facts

Opinions

Considering the Type of Text You're Reading

Reading 3: Excerpt from The Other Wes Moore, by Wes Moore

Reading 4: Library Visit, Then Held at Gunpoint: At Yale, the Police Detained My Son, by Charles Blow

From Reading to Writing: Persuasive Writing

Careers in Criminal Justice

Textbook Application

Reading 5: Excerpt from Chapter 1 of Criminal Justice Today, by Frank Schmalleger

Contemporary Issues in the Discipline: A Lecture on Criminal Justice

Reading 6: We Need to Talk about an Injustice, by Bryan Stevenson

Chapter Recap

Further Explorations

Study TIP Time Management

7. Life Science: Nursing

INTRODUCTION to the Discipline of Nursing

Preview Questions / Writing on the Wall

Discipline-Specific Vocabulary: Understand Key Terms in Nursing

Reading 1: Engaging Patients in Dialogue: A Partnership, by Megan M. Krischke

Reading 2: 45, Male and Now a Nurse, by Cecilia Capuzzi Simonnov

Biographical Profile: Florence Nightingale

SKILL FOCUS: Patterns of Organization

Identifying a Pattern of Organization

Commonly Used Organizational Patterns

Other Useful Patterns of Organization

Applying the Skill

Reading 3: New Approach Addresses Substance Abuse Among Nurses, by Rick Nauert

From Reading to Writing: Writing a Summary

Textbook Application

Reading 4: Succeeding as a Nursing Student: Excerpt from Fundamental Nursing

Care by Roberta Pavy Ramont and Dee Niedringhaus

Reading 5: A Nurse's Story (An Excerpt), by Peter Baida

Contemporary Issues in the Discipline: A Lecture on Practicing Medicine

Reading 6: Hawa Abdi + Deqo Mohamed: Mother and Daughter

Doctor-Heroes

Chapter Recap

Further Explorations

Study TIP Patterns of Organization across Academic Disciplines

8. Psychology: Nature Versus Nurture

INTRODUCTION to the Discipline of Psychology

Preview Questions / Writing on the Wall

Discipline-Specific Vocabulary: Understand Key Terms in Psychology

In-Class Survey on Gender Roles

Reading 1: Why and How Do People Lie? by Richard J. Gerrig and Philip G. Zimbardo

Reading 2: “Identical Strangers” Explore Nature vs. Nurture, by Joe Richman

Biographical Profile: Sigmund Freud

SKILL FOCUS: Argument

Recognizing an Author's Argument

Evaluating the Strength of an Author's Argument

Reading 3A: No Debate: TV Violence Harms Kids, by Linda S. Mintle, PhD

Reading 3B: TV Violence Doesn't Lead to Aggressive Kids, Study Says, by Joan Oleck

From Reading to Writing: Keeping Double-Entry Reading Journals

Textbook Application

Reading 4: What Makes Psychology Unique? Excerpt from Psychology and Life, by Richard J. Gerrig and Philip G. Zimbardo

Contemporary Issues in the Discipline: A Lecture on Mental Illness

Reading 5: What's So Funny about Mental Illness? by Ruby Wax

Chapter Recap

Further Explorations

Study TIP Finding Evidence in the Text

9. Business: Entrepreneurship

INTRODUCTION to the Discipline of Business

Preview Questions / Writing on the Wall

Discipline-Specific Vocabulary: Understand Key Terms in Business

Reading 1: East Meets West, but It Takes Some Practice, by Dan Levin

Reading 2: China OKs iPhone 6 Sale After Apple Addresses Security Concerns, by Paul Carsten

Biographical Profile: Oprah Winfrey

SKILL FOCUS: The Author's Bias

Determining Bias

Reading 3: How She Does It—Anya Ponorovskaya, by Michele Zipp,

From Reading to Writing: Writing a Cover Letter

Textbook Application

Reading 4: Excerpt from Understanding the U.S. Business System

Reading 5: Excerpt from Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller

Contemporary Issues in the Discipline: A Lecture by an Entrepreneur

Reading 6: The Future of Business is the “Mesh,” by Lisa Gansky

Chapter Recap

Further Explorations

Discipline Focus: Negotiating with International Business Partners

Study TIP Learning Styles

10. Political Science: American Government

INTRODUCTION to the Discipline of Political Science

Preview Questions / Writing on the Wall

Discipline-Specific Vocabulary: Understand Key Terms in Political Science

Create Your Own Survey with a Political Focus

Reading 1: The Declaration of Independence: The Want, the Will, and Hopes of the People

Reading 2: Give Non-Citizens the Right to Vote. It's Only Fair, by Ron Hayduk

Reading 3: Animal Farm (an excerpt), by George Orwell

Biographical Profile: Barack Hussein Obama

SKILL FOCUS: Combined Skills

Reading 4: Should the Voting Age Be Lowered? by Timothy Noah

From Reading to Writing: Writing to a Political Representative

Careers in Political Science

Textbook Application

Reading 5: Excerpt from Understanding the Political World: A Comparative

Introduction to Political Science, 12/e, by James N. Danziger and Charles Anthony Smith

Contemporary Issues in the Discipline: A Lecture on Political Participation

Reading 6: Dance to Change the World, by Mallika Sarabhai

Chapter Recap

Further Explorations

Study TIP Improving Reading Fluency

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