Reading Skills for Success: A Guide to Academic Texts / Edition 1

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Overview


Reading Skills for Success is a guide to advanced reading skills that can be used in conjunction with any freshman-level text. It is an excellent sequel to Reader's Choice.
Students using this book will develop their text-based processing skills by developing better understanding of word-level clues and recognizing different types of text structures. The appendixes include two sample textbook chapters -- the first on ecosystems and the second on the diffusion of languages -- so students may practice what they have learned.
Activities are designed to improve:
*analytical reading of academic prose
*the ability to apply one's knowledge to what is read by identifying textual relationships and structural organization of the paragraphs and the text
*reading of complex academic texts with in-depth and long-term understanding using reading, test preparation, and note taking strategies.
An answer key is included.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780472089130
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • Publication date: 1/5/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,412,777
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 World-Level Clues to Meaning
Ch. 1 Vocabulary Development Strategies: Using Context Clues 3
Ch. 2 Recognizing Technical Terms Defined in Context 13
Ch. 3 Pronouns and Restatements: Identifying Continuing Ideas 19
Pt. 2 Understanding Expository Text Structures
Ch. 4 Logical Connectors: Recognizing Development of Ideas 25
Ch. 5 Determining Main Ideas 34
Ch. 6 Enumeration and Classification Organization 41
Ch. 7 Comparison-Contrast Organization 46
Ch. 8 Time Order and Cause-and-Effect Organization 52
Pt. 3 Reading to Study
Ch. 9 Improving Study Skills: Introduction to Reading Strategies 63
Ch. 10 Study-Reading Strategies: SQ3R 71
Ch. 11 Taking Notes: The Cornell Method 78
App. 1 Sample Textbook Chapter: Ecosystems: How They Work 87
App. 2 Sample Textbook Chapter: The Diffusion of Languages 119
Supplement A Reading for Pleasure 135
Supplement B Vocabulary Development Strategies: Using Word Parts 138
Supplement C Additional Vocabulary Identification Practice 146
Supplement D Additional List of Common Academic Vocabulary 148
Supplement E Additional Main Ideas and Organizational Structure Practice 152
References 157
Answer Key 159
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