Reading With Meaning : Strategies for College Reading / Edition 6

Reading With Meaning : Strategies for College Reading / Edition 6

by Dorothy Grant Hennings
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131849557

ISBN-13: 9780131849556

Pub. Date: 05/18/2004

Publisher: Longman

Reading with Meaning offers users an opportunity to improve their reading skills, as well as strategies important for success in any arena. It provides culturally significant, engaging selections from literature, popular books, and magazines that readers typically encounter daily. This book builds word power by teaching vocabulary skills,

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Reading with Meaning offers users an opportunity to improve their reading skills, as well as strategies important for success in any arena. It provides culturally significant, engaging selections from literature, popular books, and magazines that readers typically encounter daily. This book builds word power by teaching vocabulary skills, and provides information about such basic strategies as grasping the main idea of paragraphs and the thesis of an article, using clue words to anticipate meaning, thinking critically, studying for tests, and interpreting charts and graphs. Readings cover a range of topics, including history, psychology, economics, sociology, career planning, biology, geology, business, and literature, including poetry. An excellent resource for those involved in Continuing Education or ESL classes, this book is also a useful tool for anyone interested in improving their reading and comprehension skills.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131849556
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
05/18/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

(NOTE: Each chapter ends with an Extending What You Have Learned section).

I. INTRODUCTION TO READING.

1. Getting Ready to Read.

II. VOCABULARY AND READING.

2. Unlocking the Meaning of Words: Using Context Clues.

3. Unlocking the Meaning of Words: Understanding Word Elements.

III. COMPREHENSION.

4. Grasping the Main Idea of a Paragraph.

5. Paraphrasing and Inferring the Main Idea of a Selection.

6. Supporting Main Ideas with Significant Details.

7. Using Clue Words to Anticipate an Author's Thoughts.

8. Critical Thinking: Apply, Compare, Infer, Conclude, and Judge.

IV. STUDY READING.

9. Understanding and Studying for College Tests: SQ3R, Highlighting, Charting, Webbing, Outlining, Summarizing, Remembering.

10. Adjusting Your Concentration Level and Reading Rate.

11. Interpreting Tables, Graphs, and Diagrams.

V. SPECIALIZED READING.

12. Understanding Opinions and Persuasive Writing.

13. Understanding Definitions and Explanations.

14. Understanding Descriptions and Narratives.

Summation: Reading with Meaning.

Appendix A: An Extended Section of a College Text.

Appendix B: Calculating Your Reading Rate: Reading Rate Tables and Explanations.

Glossary.

Credits.

Index.

Inside Back Cover: Roots and Combining Forms.

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