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Good reading, thinking, and writing abilities are essential to college success. With engaging articles, essays, stories, textbook chapters, and writing exercises, THE THOUGHTFUL READER, Fifth Edition, helps you develop these crucial skills. Carefully selected readings introduce you to the types of materials you will encounter in your college courses and your adult life. Review, discussion, and exam questions are presented so you can see what you will face in an actual course. Tools such as thinking about the theme, introduction to the reading selection, vocabulary, guide questions, applications, writing assignments, and making connections are designed to help you improve your reading and writing skills, and succeed in your college courses.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781413033472
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 5/20/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 441
  • Sales rank: 1,216,738
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary C. Fjeldstad has taught reading at LaGuardia Community College for more than 30 years and is a frequent presenter at conferences.

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Table of Contents

Unit I: READING AND THINKING ABOUT EDUCATION. Sydney J. Harris, "What True Education Should Do." Mortimer Adler, "How to Mark a Book." Short Take: "Hope Helps." Richard Wright, "Black Boy." Short Take: "The First Book." Short Take: "Jim Crow Laws." Grace Paley, "Traveling." Barbara Jordan, "Becoming Educated." Jacques Steinberg, "An Unrelenting Drive and a Harvard Degree." Jonathan Kozol, "Illiterate America." Isaac Asimov, "What is Intelligence, Anyway?" Carlotta Gall, "Long in Dark, Afghan Women Say to Read is Finally to See." Thomas J. Cottle, "Overcoming an Invisible Handicap." Collaborative Learning Section: Nicholas Gage, "The Teacher Who Changed My Life." ABC News Internet Venture, "A Cheating Crisis in America's Schools." Unit II: READING AND THINKING ABOUT CULTURE. Clyde Kluckhohn, "Culture." Mary Fjeldstad, "Norms." Ian Robertson, "Values." Donald Light and Suzanne Keller, "Unity in Diversity." Rachel L. Swarns, "Africa's Lost Tribe Hopes to Discover America." William L. Hamilton, "Africa's Lost Tribe Discovers its American Dream." Marlise Simons, "African Women in France Battle Polygamy." Short Take: "Marriage Takes Many Forms Throughout the World." Patrick E. Tyler, "As a Pampered Generation Grows Up, Chinese Worry." Short Take: "A Nation of Lost Boys." Iva Momatiuk and John Eastcott, "Our Land: Nunavut's Inuit Women." Short Take: "Watch Your Language!" Sandra Cisneros, "Only Daughter." Marjorie Kehe, "Shear Insanity in KABUL BEAUTY SCHOOL." Henry Tischler, "The United States: Land of Immigrants." Susan Brady Konig, "They've Got to Be Carefully Taught." Collaborative Learning Section: Lisa Davis, "Where Do We Stand?" Robin Riccitiello and Karen Breslau, "Muslim American Teens Search for Identity." Unit III: READING AND THINKING ABOUT LANGUAGE. Mary Fjeldstad, "Language." Helen Keller, "The Key to Language." Amy Tan, "Mother Tongue." Short Take: "Is English Broken Here?" Mary Fjeldstad, "Where Do New Words Come From?" Santha Rama Rau, "By Any Other Name." Short Take: "Phraseology." Hugh Rawson, "Euphemisms." Short Take: "More Broken English." Don Lago, "Symbols of Humankind." Short Take: "Break It To Me Gently." Russell Baker, "Learning to Write." Garrison Keillor, "How to Write a Personal Letter." Mark Mathabane, "Kaffir Boy at The Typewriter." Short Take: "Speaking Different Languages." Collaborative Learning Section: Perri Klass, "RX: Translation Please?" Chris Hedges, "Translating America." Unit IV: READING AND THINKING ABOUT WORK AND THE WORLD OF BUSINESS. William A. Nolan, M.D., "The First Appendectomy." K.C. Cole, "Women in Science." Daniel Meier, "One Man's Kids." Keith Naughton, "Tired of Smile-Free Service?" Barbara Ehrenreich, "The High Cost of Being Poor." Charlie Le Duff, "Dreams in the Dark at the Drive-Through Window." Ronni Sandroff, "How Ethical is American Business?" Harold Krents, "Darkness at Noon." Short Take: "How To Get The Job You Want: Tips For The Job Hunter." Sandra Farrell Bazrod, "Satisfaction Not Guaranteed." Short Take: "Directory of Business Names." Claudia Wallis, "The Multi-Tasking Generation." Tara Parker-Pope, "Custom Made." Short Take: "It Got Lost in Translation." Short Take: "International Etiquette for the Business Traveler." Collaborative Learning Section: Rose Del CAstillo Guilbault, "Hispanic USA: The Conveyor Belt Ladies." Barbara Brandt, "Less is More: A Call for Shorter Work Hours." Unit V: READING AND THINKING ABOUT CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES. Mary Fjeldstad, "Critical Reading—Critical Thinking." Short Take: "Argumentation." Andrrea Sachs, "When the Lullaby Ends." Nacy Gibbs, "If We Have It Do We Use It?" Sheryl Gay Stollberg, "As the Tiniest Babies Grow, So Can Their Problems." Short Take: "Controversial Cases." Alexa Shaffer, "A Difficult Decision." Julie Grace, Jay Branegan, Victoria Rainert, "The Killing of Kayla." Mary Sherry, "In Praise of the F Word." Short Take: "Gimme an A—Or Else!" Mary Pipher, "TV." Barbara Huttman, "A Crime of Compassion." Elissa Ely, "Dreaming of Disconnecting A Respirator." Unit VI: READING AND THINKING ABOUT TEXTBOOKS. David Brinkerhoff, Lynn K. White, Suzanne T. Ortega, and Rose Weitz, "Theoretical Perspectives on Education from ESSENTIALS of SOCIOLOGY, 7th ed." Diana Kendall, "Technology, Cultural Change, and Diversity from SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES, 6th ed." Ronald B. Adler and Neil Towne, "Language and Culture." Jeff Madura, "Motivating Employees from INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS, 4th ed." LEARNING STRATEGIES I. Previewing. II. Narrative and Exposition. III. Marking Text. IV. Writing a Summary. V. Direction Words. VI. Figurative Language. VII. Test-Taking.

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