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Connect: College Reading

Connect: College Reading

by Ivan Dole
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ISBN-13: 2901413033167
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/22/2009
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 661
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Ivan G. Dole began teaching with the Dallas County Community College District in 1999 while earning an M.A. in Linguistics from the University of North Texas in Denton. Ivan has taught all levels of developmental reading, developmental writing and English as a Second Language, including two years in South Korea. The desire to write a textbook arose very early in Ivan's career when he identified a major concern was helping students cross the gap from understanding the concepts found in their reading texts to actually applying the reading process and reading skills to what they were reading. In addition, Ivan's involvement with an award-winning, innovative, multi-discipline faculty team that focused on effective teaching and learning across academic disciplines helped him clarify the repertoire the developmental reading student needs for a strong academic foundation. Concepts such as collaborative learning, critical thinking, scaffolding of knowledge, making connections across academic disciplines, solidifying learning outcomes, and increasing student retention are all part of Ivan's pedagogy.

Leslie Taggart has developed more than one hundred college textbooks in the disciplines of college reading, developmental writing, first-year composition, linguistics, literature, and study skills. In addition, she has contributed chapters to college textbooks in the fields of English as a Second Language, literature, and rhetoric; coauthored an edition of a developmental writing text; and revised several texts, including two handbooks and a five-book composition series. Leslie has taught English as a second language at the high school level and English as a foreign language at anagricultural college in China. She has been a volunteer literacy tutor and spent two years tutoring in the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program. Leslie earned the Master Practitioner certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming from the New England Institute of NLP.

Table of Contents

Plan for Success: A Course Preview. Part I: READING TO SUCCEED. 1. Exploring the Reading Process. 2. Asking Questions. 3. Developing Your Vocabulary. Part II: READING TO UNDERSTAND. 4. Understanding Paragraph Structure. 5. Recognizing Patterns of Organization. 6. Identifying Implied Main Ideas. Part III: READING AND STUDYING COLLEGE TEXTBOOKS. 7. Reading and Taking Notes on Textbook Chapters. 8. Using and Integrating Visual Information. Part IV: READING CRITICALLY. 9. Distinguishing Fact and Opinion. 10. Analyzing the Author's Tone. 11. Evaluating the Author's Reasoning and Evidence. 12. Applying Your Critical Reading Skills Online. Appendix: A Guide to Reading Novels.

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