Read to Succeed: A Thematic Approach to Academic Reading, 3rd edition

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  • David Rothman Queensborough Community College
  • Jilani Warsi Queensborough Community College

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Read to Succeed: A Thematic Approach to Academic Reading
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Read to Succeed helps you become an active reader and fosters intellectual inquiry through an exploration of contemporary themes. Readings from a variety of sources -- everything from textbooks to blogs -- provide opportunities to hone your skills through discussion, writing and vocabulary building.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Read to Succeed
    • The Philosophy of Read to Succeed
    • Academic Disciplines
    • The Reading Process
    • Reading: Freshman 15: Coping with the First Year of College, by Dustin Wax
    • Previewing the Features of Read to Succeed
    • Guide to Genre
  2. Education: American Education
    • INTRODUCTION to the Discipline of Education
    • Preview Questions / Writing on the Wall
    • Discipline-Specific Vocabulary: Understand Key Terms in Education
    • Reading 1: Learning and Teaching in a Two-Way Calle in Boston, by Michelle Lefort
    • Reading 2: The Lowdown on Single-Sex Education, by Hannah Boyd
    • Biographical Profile: Ruth Simmons
    • SKILL FOCUS: Determining Meaning from Context
    • Parts of Speech
    • Word Forms
    • Connotation
    • Contextual Clues
    • Vocabulary Development with Common Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots
    • Reading 3: A Conversation with Eric Mazur: Using the "Beauties of Physics" to Conquer Science Illiteracy, by Claudia Dreifus
    • Reading 4: Should We Reward Good Grades with Money and Prizes, by NEA Today
    • From Reading to Writing: Responding to Reading Using a Reflective
    • Journal
    • Careers in Education
    • Textbook Application
    • Reading 5: Today's Students, from Becoming a Teacher, by Forrest W. Parkay
    • Contemporary Issues in the Discipline: A Lecture on Education
    • Reading 6: Our Failing Schools: Enough is Enough! by Geoffrey Canada
    • Chapter Recap
    • Further Explorations
    • Study Tip Using Index Cards to Study Vocabulary
  3. Health: Nutrition
    • INTRODUCTION to the Discipline of Health
    • Preview Questions / Writing on the Wall
    • Discipline-Specific Vocabulary: Understand Key Terms in Health
    • Vocabulary Development: Parts of Speech
    • In-Class Health Survey
    • Fieldwork Health Survey
    • Graphic Analysis
    • Reading 1: Fat Chance, by Emily Bazelon
    • Reading 2: How Weight Training Can Help Keep the Weight Off, by Gretchen Reynolds
    • Biographical Profile: Pierre Dukan
    • SKILL FOCUS: Identifying the Main Idea and Topic
    • Main Idea versus Topic
    • Stated Main Idea versus Implied Main Idea
    • Reading 3A: Bottlers Agree to a School Ban on Sweet Drinks, by Marian Burros and Melanie Warner
    • Reading 3B: My Soda, My Choice (Response to Reading 3A)
    • Reading 4: The 9 Most Common Kitchen Mistakes Even Healthy Women Make … and Why They're Robbing Your Food of Nutrients, by Amanda Pressner
    • From Reading to Writing: Making an Outline
    • Careers in Nutrition
    • Textbook Application
    • Reading 5: Tools for Healthy Eating, from Chapter 2 of Nutrition: From Science to You, 3/e, by Joan Salge Blake, Kathy D. Munoz, and Stella Volpe
    • Contemporary Issues in the Discipline: A Lecture on Nutrition
    • Reading 6: A Teacher Growing Green in the South Bronx, by Steven Ritz
    • Chapter Recap
    • Further Explorations
    • Study TIP Active Reading: Highlighting and Annotating Relevant Text
  4. Environmental Science: Climate Change
    • INTRODUCTION to the Discipline of Environmental Science
    • Preview Questions / Writing on the Wall
    • Discipline-Specific Vocabulary: Understand Key Terms in Environmental Science
    • In-Class Survey: Personal Connection to Environmental Issues
    • Reading 1: Ocean Life Faces Mass Extinction, Broad Study Says, by Carl Zimmer
    • Reading 2: To Fight Global Warming, Some Hang a Clothesline, by Kathleen A. Hughes
    • Biographical Profile: Chico Mendes
    • SKILL FOCUS: Identifying Supporting Details
    • Types of Supporting Details
    • Major and Minor Details
    • Reading 3: Climate Change: What You Can Do at Home, by the Environmental
    • Protection Agency (EPA)
    • Reading 4: My Nobel Moment, by John R. Christy
    • Reading 5: Two Environmental Poems: Meltwater, by Maggie Butt / Give and Take, by Roger McGough
    • From Reading to Writing: Taking Notes
    • Careers in Environmental Science
    • Textbook Application
    • Reading 6: How Do Ecosystems Work? Excerpt from Biology: Life on Earth
    • Contemporary Issues in the Discipline: A Lecture on Sustainability
    • Reading 7: Greening the Ghetto, by Majora Carter
    • Chapter Recap
    • Further Explorations
    • Study TIP Skimming and Scanning
  5. E-Commerce: Internet Marketing
    • INTRODUCTION to the Discipline of E-Commerce
    • Preview Questions / Writing on the Wall
    • Discipline-Specific Vocabulary: Understand Key Terms in Internet Marketing
    • Reading 1: www.FriesWithThat?.com, by Stephanie Rosenbloom
    • Reading 2: UN Report Highlights Massive Internet Gender Gap, by Colin Neagle
    • Biographical Profile: Larry Page and Sergei Brin
    • SKILL FOCUS: Making Inferences
    • Reading 3: Got a Search Engine Question? Ask Mr. Sullivan, by Jefferson Graham
    • From Reading to Writing: How to Compose an Email to a Professor
    • Textbook Application
    • Reading 4: Emerging Markets: Excerpt from Chapter 1 of Emerging Business
    • Online by Lara Fawzy & Lucas Dworski
    • Reading 5: Baidu CEO Robin Li Becomes China's Richest Man, by Jimmy Chuang
    • Contemporary Issues in the Discipline: A Lecture on E-Commerce
    • Reading 6: The Electricity Metaphor for the Web's Future, by Jeff Bezos
    • Chapter Recap
    • Further Explorations
    • Study TIP Communicating with the Professor: Making an Appointment
  6. Criminal Justice: Criminal Investigation
    • INTRODUCTION to the Discipline of Critical Justice
    • Preview Questions / Writing on the Wall
    • Discipline-Specific Vocabulary: Understand Key Terms in Criminal Justice
    • In-Class Survey: Criminal Justice Issues
    • Fieldwork Questionnaire
    • CSI: You Solve the Case!
    • Reading 1: Free and Uneasy: A Long Road Back After Exoneration, and Justice Is Slow to Make Amends, by Janet Roberts and Eliabeth Stanton
    • Reading 2: Schizophrenic Teen Looks for Justice After Murder, by Pauline Arrillaga
    • Biographical Profile: Eric Holder, Jr.
    • SKILL FOCUS: Fact and Opinion
    • Facts
    • Opinions
    • Considering the Type of Text You're Reading
    • Reading 3: Excerpt from The Other Wes Moore, by Wes Moore
    • Reading 4: Library Visit, Then Held at Gunpoint: At Yale, the Police Detained My Son, by Charles Blow
    • From Reading to Writing: Persuasive Writing
    • Careers in Criminal Justice
    • Textbook Application
    • Reading 5: Excerpt from Chapter 1 of Criminal Justice Today, by Frank Schmalleger
    • Contemporary Issues in the Discipline: A Lecture on Criminal Justice
    • Reading 6: We Need to Talk about an Injustice, by Bryan Stevenson
    • Chapter Recap
    • Further Explorations
    • Study TIP Time Management
  7. Life Science: Nursing
    • INTRODUCTION to the Discipline of Nursing
    • Preview Questions / Writing on the Wall
    • Discipline-Specific Vocabulary: Understand Key Terms in Nursing
    • Reading 1: Engaging Patients in Dialogue: A Partnership, by Megan M. Krischke
    • Reading 2: 45, Male and Now a Nurse, by Cecilia Capuzzi Simonnov
    • Biographical Profile: Florence Nightingale
    • SKILL FOCUS: Patterns of Organization
    • Identifying a Pattern of Organization
    • Commonly Used Organizational Patterns
    • Other Useful Patterns of Organization
    • Applying the Skill
    • Reading 3: New Approach Addresses Substance Abuse Among Nurses, by Rick Nauert
    • From Reading to Writing: Writing a Summary
    • Textbook Application
    • Reading 4: Succeeding as a Nursing Student: Excerpt from Fundamental Nursing
    • Care by Roberta Pavy Ramont and Dee Niedringhaus
    • Reading 5: A Nurse's Story (An Excerpt), by Peter Baida
    • Contemporary Issues in the Discipline: A Lecture on Practicing Medicine
    • Reading 6: Hawa Abdi + Deqo Mohamed: Mother and Daughter
    • Doctor-Heroes
    • Chapter Recap
    • Further Explorations
    • Study TIP Patterns of Organization across Academic Disciplines
  8. Psychology: Nature Versus Nurture
    • INTRODUCTION to the Discipline of Psychology
    • Preview Questions / Writing on the Wall
    • Discipline-Specific Vocabulary: Understand Key Terms in Psychology
    • In-Class Survey on Gender Roles
    • Reading 1: Why and How Do People Lie? by Richard J. Gerrig and Philip G. Zimbardo
    • Reading 2: "Identical Strangers" Explore Nature vs. Nurture, by Joe Richman
    • Biographical Profile: Sigmund Freud
    • SKILL FOCUS: Argument
    • Recognizing an Author's Argument
    • Evaluating the Strength of an Author's Argument
    • Reading 3A: No Debate: TV Violence Harms Kids, by Linda S. Mintle, PhD
    • Reading 3B: TV Violence Doesn't Lead to Aggressive Kids, Study Says, by Joan Oleck
    • From Reading to Writing: Keeping Double-Entry Reading Journals
    • Textbook Application
    • Reading 4: What Makes Psychology Unique? Excerpt from Psychology and Life, by Richard J. Gerrig and Philip G. Zimbardo
    • Contemporary Issues in the Discipline: A Lecture on Mental Illness
    • Reading 5: What's So Funny about Mental Illness? by Ruby Wax
    • Chapter Recap
    • Further Explorations
    • Study TIP Finding Evidence in the Text
  9. Business: Entrepreneurship
    • INTRODUCTION to the Discipline of Business
    • Preview Questions / Writing on the Wall
    • Discipline-Specific Vocabulary: Understand Key Terms in Business
    • Reading 1: East Meets West, but It Takes Some Practice, by Dan Levin
    • Reading 2: China OKs iPhone 6 Sale After Apple Addresses Security Concerns, by Paul Carsten
    • Biographical Profile: Oprah Winfrey
    • SKILL FOCUS: The Author's Bias
    • Determining Bias
    • Reading 3: How She Does It--Anya Ponorovskaya, by Michele Zipp,
    • From Reading to Writing: Writing a Cover Letter
    • Textbook Application
    • Reading 4: Excerpt from Understanding the U.S. Business System
    • Reading 5: Excerpt from Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller
    • Contemporary Issues in the Discipline: A Lecture by an Entrepreneur
    • Reading 6: The Future of Business is the "Mesh," by Lisa Gansky
    • Chapter Recap
    • Further Explorations
    • Discipline Focus: Negotiating with International Business Partners
    • Study TIP Learning Styles
  10. Political Science: American Government
    • INTRODUCTION to the Discipline of Political Science
    • Preview Questions / Writing on the Wall
    • Discipline-Specific Vocabulary: Understand Key Terms in Political Science
    • Create Your Own Survey with a Political Focus
    • Reading 1: The Declaration of Independence: The Want, the Will, and Hopes of the People
    • Reading 2: Give Non-Citizens the Right to Vote. It's Only Fair, by Ron Hayduk
    • Reading 3: Animal Farm (an excerpt), by George Orwell
    • Biographical Profile: Barack Hussein Obama
    • SKILL FOCUS: Combined Skills
    • Reading 4: Should the Voting Age Be Lowered? by Timothy Noah
    • From Reading to Writing: Writing to a Political Representative
    • Careers in Political Science
    • Textbook Application
    • Reading 5: Excerpt from Understanding the Political World: A Comparative
    • Introduction to Political Science, 12/e, by James N. Danziger and Charles Anthony Smith
    • Contemporary Issues in the Discipline: A Lecture on Political Participation
    • Reading 6: Dance to Change the World, by Mallika Sarabhai
    • Chapter Recap
    • Further Explorations
    • Study TIP Improving Reading Fluency

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