REVEL for Reading Across the Disciplines -- Access Card

REVEL for Reading Across the Disciplines -- Access Card

by Kathleen T. McWhorter

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780134424446
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 05/11/2017
Edition description: Student
Pages: 688
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.50(d)

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

Preface

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

10. Mathematics

11. Literature

Part Three – Readings for Academic Disciplines

12. Social Sciences

13. Communication/Speech

14. Political Science/Government/History

15. Business/Advertising/Economics

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 Quizzes

Taking the Exam

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