For anyone interested in improving his/her reading and thinking skills.
Improve reading and thinking abilities through targeted skill instruction and extensive guided practice across many academic disciplines.
Revel™ Reading Across the Disciplines teaches essential college reading skills and guides their application in each of 10 academic disciplines and career fields. Kathleen McWhorter helps readers expand their vocabulary and comprehension, practice methods for reading and thinking critically, and enhance their ability to make inferences. The 7th Edition also introduces discipline-specific reading strategies and features more than 20 new readings — selected from college textbooks as well as from books, periodicals, popular magazines, newspapers, and Internet sources — to motivate readers and demonstrate the relevance to their daily lives.
Revel is Pearson’s newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, Revel replaces the textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Informed by extensive research on how people read, think, and learn, Revel is an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience — for less than the cost of a traditional textbook.
NOTE: Revel is a fully digital delivery of Pearson content. This ISBN is for the standalone Revel access card. In addition to this access card, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Revel.
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About the Author
Kathleen T. McWhorter is the author of more than a dozen textbooks, designed to help students succeed in college. Born in a rural farm community in Upstate New York, she went on to receive her EdD from SUNY Buffalo. For 34 years, she taught at Niagara County Community College in Sanborn, NY, where she is a professor emerita of humanities. Through her textbooks, Dr. McWhorter has helped an estimated 500,000 students improve their reading, writing, and critical-thinking skills.
Table of Contents
Success Strategies – Adapting Your Studying and Learning for Academic Disciplines
Strategy 1: Customize Your Reading and Studying Strategies
Strategy 2: Learn the Language of the Discipline
Strategy 3: Adapt to Different Learning Environments
Strategy 4: Customize Your Note Taking
Strategy 5: Customize Your Test-Taking Skills
Strategy 6: Expand Your Critical-Thinking Skills
Part One – A Handbook for Reading and Thinking in College
1. Reading Actively
2. Learning During and After Reading
3. Vocabulary Building
4. Thesis, Main Ideas, Supporting Details, and Transitions
5. Organizational Patterns
6. Reading and Thinking Visually
7. Making Inferences
8. Critical Reading
9. Reading Arguments
Part Two – Specialized Reading Skills in Academic Disciplines
Part Three – Readings for Academic Disciplines
12. Social Sciences
14. Political Science/Government/History
16. Life Sciences
17. Technology-Related Fields
18. Health-Related Fields
19. Career-Related Fields
Part Four – Classroom Simulation: Textbook Reading and Writing
Preparing for the Lecture
Reading the Assignment
Reading: Interpersonal Relationship Stages, Theories, and Communication, Joseph A. DeVito
Reviewing the Reading Assignment
Attending the Lecture and Participating in Class
Writing about the Reading
Taking the Exam