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Overview

As the cornerstone text of the successful Wiener/Bazerman System, this mid-level developmental reading worktext retains the features that have made it a best-seller through eight editions: a flexible format, high-interest readings, clear explanations, and abundant practice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780395661451
  • Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
  • Publication date: 10/28/1993
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6

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. MajorDetails, 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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