Read to Succeed: A Thematic Approach to Academic Reading

Read to Succeed: A Thematic Approach to Academic Reading

by David Rothman, Jilani Warsi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205578055

ISBN-13: 9780205578054

Pub. Date: 11/20/2009

Publisher: Longman

It has been shown that students have greater success learning reading skills if the instruction is embedded in a broader context. Acknowledging today’s student’s capacity for learning, the authors of Read to Succeed offer pedagogy throughout each chapter, along with a multitude of reading selections from various sources, to help students become

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It has been shown that students have greater success learning reading skills if the instruction is embedded in a broader context. Acknowledging today’s student’s capacity for learning, the authors of Read to Succeed offer pedagogy throughout each chapter, along with a multitude of reading selections from various sources, to help students become successful readers and learners.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205578054
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
11/20/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
672
Sales rank:
1,296,331
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(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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