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Reading Across the Disciplines provides concise reading skill instruction complemented by discipline-specific reading strategies. These discipline-specific reading skills offer tips for reading and thinking within the popular disciplines, so students learn content as well as strategy.

0205220541 / 9780205220540 Reading Across the Disciplines (with MyReadingLab Pearson eText Student Access Code Card)

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0205184766 / 9780205184767 Reading Across the Disciplines

0205752632 / 9780205752638 MyReadingLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205220540
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 8/17/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 704
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Brief Contents

Detailed Contents viii

Preface xiii

Ten Success Strategies for Learning and Studying Academic Disciplines 1

PART ONE A Handbook for Reading and Thinking In College 25

1 Active Reading and Thinking Strategies 27

2 Vocabulary Building 41

3 Thesis, Main Ideas, Supporting Details, and Transitions 62

4 Organizational Patterns 90

5 Reading and Thinking Visually

6 Making Inferences 122

7 Critical Reading 133

8 Organizing Ideas 153

9 Improving and Adjusting Your Reading Rate 177

10 Reading and Evaluating Electronic Sources 181

PART TWO Readings for Academic Disciplines 193

11 Social Sciences 198

12 Communication/Speech 228

13 Arts/Humanities/Literature 291

14 Political Science/Government/History 355

15 Business/Advertising/Economics 392

16 Technology/Computers 425

17 Health-Related Fields 456

18 Life Sciences 493

19 Physical Sciences/Mathematics 527

20 Career Fields 562

21 Workplace

PART THREE Textbook Chapter Reading 597

22 Psychology Textbook Chapter 599

Appendix 667

Reading Progress Chart 668

Credits 671

Index 679

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