Reading Skills Handbook / Edition 9

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Overview

Reading Skills Handbook, 9/e, teaches the essential reading and study skills required for success in college .

The cornerstone of the Wiener/Bazerman System, Reading Skills Handbook, 9/e, retains the features that have made it a bestseller for more than twenty-five years: flexible format, high-interest readings, clear explanations, and a multitude of practice exercises. The step-by-step approach encourages students to move with confidence from simple to more complex skills. An anthology of readings helps students apply newly learned skills in selections drawn from books, magazines, and newspapers and including essays, articles, textbook pages, journals, fiction, photographs, illustrations, cartoons, advertisements, and Web sites—in short, the wide range of reading opportunities available to today’s readers at home or on the job.

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Table of Contents

Preface

HANDBOOK

Introduction

Unit One: Getting Started

1. The Reading Process: An Overview

1a. What to Do Before You Read

Exercises

1b. What to Do While You Read

Exercises

1c. What to Do After You Read

Exercises

2. Building a Strong Vocabulary

2a. How to Find Out What Words Mean

2b. How to Remember New Words

2c. Context Clues to Word Meanings

Exercises

2d. Word Part Clues to Meaning

2d(1) Important Prefixes

2d(2) Important Roots

2d(3) Important Suffixes

Exercises

2e. Denotation and Connotation

Exercises

2f. Shades of Meaning

Exercises

Self-Test

Unit One Review Test

Unit Two: Comprehension

3. Reading Aids

3a. Prereading

3a(1). Making a List

3a(2). Drawing a Word or Concept Map

3a(3). Doing Freewriting

3a(4). Raising Questions

Exercises

3b. Skimming

Exercises

3c. Previewing a Selection

Exercise

3d. Previewing the Parts of a Book

Exercises

Self-Test

4. Visual Aids

4a. Photographs

4b. Diagrams

4c. Word Charts

4d. Statistical Tables

4e. Graphs

4f. Internet Web Sites

Exercises

Self-Test

5. Reading for the Main Idea

5a. Key Ideas in Sentences

Exercises

5b. Topics and Main Ideas in Paragraphs

Exercises

5b(1). Stated Main Ideas

Exercises

5b(2). Implied Main Ideas

Exercises

Self-Test

6. Reading for Information

6a. Fact-Finding

Exercises

6b. Major Details, Minor Details

Exercises

Self-Test

7. Recognizing Paragraph Patterns

7a. Ordering of Ideas

7a(1). Time Order (Chronology)

7a(2). Place Order

7a(3). Order of Importance

Exercises

7b. Listing of Details

Exercises

7c. Classification

Exercises

7d. Comparison and Contrast

Exercises

7e. Cause and Effect

Exercises

Self-Test

Unit Two Review Test

Unit Three: Interpretation and Evaluation

8. Making Inferences

Exercises

Self-Test

9. Understanding Figurative Language

Exercises

Self-Test

10. Drawing Conclusions and Predicting Outcomes

Exercises

Self-Test

11. Generalizing

Exercises

Self-Test

12. Evaluating Ideas

12a. Fact and Opinion

Exercises

12b. Evidence

Exercises

12c. The Writer’s Technique

12c(1). Style

12c(2). Tone

12c(3). Mood

12c(4). Purpose

12c(5). Point of View

Exercises

12d. Techniques That Twist the Truth

Exercises

Self-Test

Unit Three Review Test

Unit Four The Basic Study Skills

13. Writing for Reading

13a. Underlining and Highlighting

Exercises

13b. Taking Notes

Exercises

13c. Outlining

Exercise

13d. Summarizing Paragraphs

Exercise

13e. Summarizing Long Passages

Exercise

13f. Your Opinion: Keeping a Journal

Exercise

Self-Test

14. Understanding Exam Questions

14a. Preparing for Examinations

Exercise

14b. Short-Answer Questions

Exercises

14c. Essay Questions

Exercise

Self-Test

Unit Four Review Test

Appendix: Using a Dictionary

Ap-a. The Guidewords

Ap-b. The Main Entry

Ap-c. The Pronunciation Key

Ap-d. The Parts of Speech

Ap-e. Special Forms and Special Spellings

Ap-f. The Meanings of the Word

Ap-g. The History of the Word

Ap-h. Word Usage

READING SELECTIONS

Introduction

1. Six Keys to Quicker Learning—Patricia Skalka

2. Foul Shots—Rogelio R. Gomez

3. How I’ll Become an American—Milos Vamos

4. How to Write a Business Letter—Malcolm Forbes

5. Bilingual Education—Joan Littlefield Cook and Greg Cook

6. My Husband’s Nine Wives—Elizabeth Joseph

7. Chupa Chups: Sweetening the World, One Country at a Time—William M. Pride and O.C. Ferrel

8. The Struggle to Be an All American Girl—Elizabeth Wong

9. The Infant Grows Attached—Douglas A. Bernstein, Louis A. Penner, Alison Clarke-Stewart, and Edward J. Roy

10. Underground Dads–Wil Haygood

11. In My Father’s House–David Masello

12. When Real Food Isn’t an Option–Donald G. McNeill Jr.

13. The Chaser–John Collier

14. Looking Forward, Looking Back–Robert DeBlois

15. An Introduction to Sociology–Richard T. Shaefer and Robert P. Lamm

16. Balancing the Babies and the Books–Halimah Abdullah

17. Street Gangs–Steven A. Barkan and George Bryjak

18. To Make a DNA Print–Cassandra Franklin-Barbajosa

19. Apostles of the Faith That Books Matter–Vivian Gornick

20. Minority Student–Richard Rodriguez

CASEBOOK

Eating to Live, Living to Eat

Obese America–Scott Stantis

Call the Ford Agency–Henry Bliss

How to Lose Weight–and Whether You Should–Carole Wade and Carol Tavris

Three Advertisements: Cookies & M&Ms, Tropicana Healthy Heart, Got Milk?

Ballparks: Big Leagues, Bitty Burgers­­–Julie Scelfo

My Big Fat American Child–Atlantic Monthly

Anorexia Nervosa–Familydoctor.org

Don't Blame the Eater–David Zinczenco

Self-Test Answer Key

Test Score Summary

Acknowledgments

Author Index

Subject Index

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