ISBN-10:
0155062433
ISBN-13:
9780155062436
Pub. Date:
08/02/2002
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
READ: Reading Enhancement and Development / Edition 7

READ: Reading Enhancement and Development / Edition 7

by Rhonda Holt Atkinson, Debbie G. Longman

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Overview

Praised for its breadth, high-interest student readings and accessible writing style, the seventh edition has been reorganized to focus on previewing, reading, and memory/test-taking.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780155062436
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 08/02/2002
Edition description: REV
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 8.08(w) x 9.94(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Rhonda H. Atkinson is currently an assistant professor at Central Missouri State University where she teaches college reading classes in a unique format that combines the reading course, a 3-credit course in social studies, and a Supplemental Instruction (peer-led) study group. She has over 20 years of experience in higher education as both a faculty member and director of a learning center. Additionally, Rhonda is a curriculum writer whose topics have included industrial construction trades, environmental education, healthcare topics for ESL adults, corrections education, teacher education, health education, and ombudsman training. She has served as the advisor for two collegiate groups: Gamma Beta Phi (national honors/service organization) and the National Society for Collegiate Scholars (honors/service/leadership organization for freshman and sophomore students). Rhonda is active in professional organizations at the regional and national levels.

Debbie Longman is currently an associate professor at Southeast Louisiana State University. She received her PH.D from Louisiana State University and has been teaches college reading and developmental education courses for 20 years. Debbie (with co-author Rhonda Atkinson) has published dozens of textbooks and is active in NADE (the National Association for Developmental Education). Her professional interests range from incorporating critical thinking into development education to identifying individual learning styles for students with different reading skills.

Table of Contents

1. YOU, THE READER: BUILDING YOUR OWN FUTURE. Self-Talk. Learning Styles. Study Preferences. Chapter Summary. Chapter Review. Exercises. READ: Keys. 2. PREVIEWING. Background Knowledge: Recognizing What You Know. Survey Strategies for College Texts. Surveying Nontraditional Texts. Chapter Summary. Chapter Review. Exercises. READ: Keys. 3. READING. Read: Summarizing Main Ideas. Recite: Checking Your Understanding. Review: Making Information Your Own. SQ3R: Putting It All Together. Reading Narrative Text. Chapter Summary. Chapter Review. Exercises. READ: Keys. 4. MEMORY AND TEST-TAKING. Coping with Anxiety. Reviewing for Exams. Maximizing Learning. Strategies for Reading and Taking Exams. Reading and Reviewing Returned Tests. Chapter Summary. Exercise. Chapter Review. Exercises. READ: Keys. 5. VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT. Types of Words. Word Origins. Intentional Additions. Personal Vocabulary Development. Chapter Summary. Chapter Review. Exercises. READ: Keys. 6. USING THE CONTEXT. Using Context to Identify Part of Speech. Using Context Clues to Determine Meaning. In and Out of Context: Figurative Language. Chapter Summary. Chapter Review. Exercises. READ: Keys. 7. ANALYZING VOCABULARY THROUGH STRUCTURE. Structural Analysis. Identifying Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots. Creating Meaning Through Association. Limitations of Structural Analysis. Chapter Summary. Chapter Review. Exercises. READ: Keys. 8. READING AND THINKING CRITICALLY. Drawing Valid Conclusions. Finding the Author's Perspective. Differentiating Between Fact and Opinion. Assessing Problems and Issues. Chapter Summary. Chapter Review. Exercises. READ: Keys. 9. READING IN THE INFORMATION AGE. Internet: Information Superhighway. Information and the World Wide Web. Searching the Internet. Evaluating Web Sites. Documenting What you Find on the Internet. Chapter Summary. Chapter Review. Exercises. READ: Keys. 10. READING GRAPHICS. Comparing Tables. Analyzing Graphs. Reading Diagrams and Flowcharts. Using Timelines. Reading Maps. Chapter Summary. Chapter Review. Exercises. READ: Keys. 11. SAMPLE CHAPTER. Answers to Chapter Maps. How to Compute Words-Per-Minute.

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