Reading Skills For College Students / Edition 7

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For courses in College Reading.

Reading Skills for College Students increases students' reading skills and reading enjoyment!

The purpose of the seventh edition of Reading Skills for College Students is the same as previous editions--to improve the reading skills of college students and to increase their reading enjoyment. Hancock continues to help students improve their vocabulary, comprehension, reading rate, and study and test-taking abilities. The seventh edition covers all the reading skills required for college study, giving students hands-on practice with a variety of exercises. An abundance of information is available through expanding technology revolution; however, it takes advanced reading skills to select, read, and evaluate all this information.

Reading Skills for College Students serves as an excellent resource for the rest of students’ college careers by providing instruction on reading in six different major content areas. The author has included specific chapters on reading for Literature, History, Psychology, Biology, Computers and Data Processing, and Business courses.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132208123
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 6/15/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents


1. Study Skills.

2. Context Clues.

3. Structural Analysis.

4. Dictionary Skills.

5. Main Ideas.

6. Details.

7. Signal Words.

8. Organizational Patterns.

9. Purpose And Tone.

10. Inferences.

11. Critical Reading.

12. Graphics.

13. Rate.


14. Literature.

15. History.

16. Psychology.

17. Biology.

18. Computer Science And Data Processing.

19. Business.


Selection One: "Evolution of a Flag" by Allyson Patton.

Selection Two: "Are We Tolerating More Dishonesty?" by Barbara Zigli.

Selection Three: "I'm Going to Buy the Brooklyn Bridge" by Adrienne Popper.

Selection Four: "Statue of Liberty National Monument."

Selection Five: "Hard Times" by Norman Strung.

Selection Six: "The Open Window" by Saki (H. Munro).

Selection Seven: "In the Blink of an Eye" by Shawna Vogel.

Selection Eight: "The Chaser" by John Collier.

Selection Nine: "They Dared Cocaine and Lost" Henry Hurt.

Selection Ten: "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant, translated by Edgar V. Roberts.

Selection Eleven: "One Good Turn" by Witold Rybezynski.

Selection Twelve: "A Worn Path" by Eudora Welty.

Selection Thirteen: "The Chrysanthemums" by Jon Steinbeck.

Selection Fourteen: "The Attic of the Brain" by Lewis Thomas.

Selection Fifteen: "The Pedestrian" by Ray Bradbury.


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