Reading and Study Skills / Edition 10

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Overview

By focusing on a wide range of reading and study skills required in the academic world, Reading and Study Skills gives instructors the flexibility to address student needs that might otherwise require several texts.

The highly versatile organization divides topics into focused, self-contained modules that can be covered in any order resulting in a text that can be adapted to fit any teaching or learning situation. From its step-by-step, comprehensive coverage of the essential reading and study skills, to its practical, sensible style and tone, this text encourages and motivates students to get the most out of their reading and shows them how to master key study skills in order to have rewarding college experiences.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073533315
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 1/27/2012
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 656
  • Sales rank: 922,080
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

John Langan has taught reading and writing at Atlantic Cape Community College near Atlantic City, New Jersey, for more than twenty-five years. The author of a popular series of college textbooks on both writing and reading, John enjoys the challenge of developing materials that teach skills in an especially clear and lively way. Before teaching, he earned advanced degrees in writing at Rutgers University and in reading at Rowan University. He also spent a year writing fiction that, he says, is now at the back of a drawer waiting to be discovered and acclaimed posthumously. While in school, he supported himself by working as a truck driver, a machinist, a battery assembler, a hospital attendant, and an apple packer. John now lives with his wife, Judith Nadell, near Philadelphia. In addition to his wife and Philly sports teams, his passions include reading and turning on nonreaders to the pleasure and power of books. Through Townsend Press, his educational publishing company, he has developed the nonprofit Townsend Library, a collection of more than a hundred new and classic stories.
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Table of Contents

Part One: Motivational Skills

Part Two: Study Skills

Part Three: A Brief Guide to Important Word Skills

Part Four: Reading Comprehension Skills

Part Five: Skim Reading and Comprehension

Part Six: Rapid Reading and Comprehension

Part Seven: Mastery Tests

Part Eight: Additional Learning Skills
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