Reading and Study Skills / Edition 10 available in Paperback
By focusing on a wide range of reading and study skills required in the academic world, Reading and Study Skills gives instructors the flexibility to address student needs that might otherwise require several texts.
The highly versatile organization divides topics into focused, self-contained modules that can be covered in any order resulting in a text that can be adapted to fit any teaching or learning situation. From its step-by-step, comprehensive coverage of the essential reading and study skills, to its practical, sensible style and tone, this text encourages and motivates students to get the most out of their reading and shows them how to master key study skills in order to have rewarding college experiences.
|Publisher:||McGraw-Hill Higher Education|
|Product dimensions:||7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
John Langan has taught reading and writing at Atlantic Cape Community College for more than 25 years. The author of a popular series of college textbooks on both writing and reading, John enjoys the challenge of developing instructive materials that are clear and lively. Before teaching, he earned advanced degrees in writing at Rutgers University and in reading at Rowan University. He also spent a year writing fiction that “is now at the back of a drawer waiting to be discovered and acclaimed posthumously.” While in school, he supported himself by working as a truck driver, a machinist, a battery assembler, a hospital attendant, and an apple packer. In addition to his wife and Philly sports teams, his passions include reading and conveying to nonreaders the pleasure and power of books. Through Townsend Press, his educational publishing company, he has developed the nonprofit “Townsend Library”a collection of more than 100 new and classic stories that appeal to readers of any age.
Table of Contents
Part One: Motivational SkillsPart Two: Study SkillsPart Three: A Brief Guide to Important Word SkillsPart Four: Reading Comprehension SkillsPart Five: Skim Reading and ComprehensionPart Six: Rapid Reading and ComprehensionPart Seven: Mastery TestsPart Eight: Additional Learning Skills