College Reading and Study Skills, 14th edition

  • Kathleen T. McWhorter, 
  • Brette M. Sember

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Overview

College Reading and Study Skills will prepare you for success in college and beyond. You'll learn ways of selecting, processing, and organizing information to support deeper learning. You'll also acquire better strategies for time management, note-taking, improving vocabulary, and comprehension.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2020

ISBN-13: 9780137530809

Subject: Developmental English

Category: Developmental Reading

Table of contents

Table of Contents

I: BUILDING A FOUNDATION FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS

  • Success Workshops:
    1. Read and Learn Online
    2. Manage Your Electronic Life
  1. First Steps to Academic Success
    • Establishing Goals and Managing Your Valuable Time
    • Analyzing Your Learning Style
    • Understanding Your Instructors’ Teaching Styles
    • Meeting Your Instructors’ Expectations
    • Developing Active Learning Strategies
    • Thinking Critically
      • Using College Textbooks: Keeping Track of and Analyzing Reading Assignments
    • Self-Test Summary
    • Applying Your Skills: Using the Sample Textbook Chapter • Analyzing a Study Situation • Working on Collaborative Projects
    • Quick Quiz
  2. Taking Notes in Class
    • Sharpening Your Listening Skills
    • Preparing for a Class Lecture
    • How to Take Lecture Notes
    • How to Edit Your Notes
    • How to Study Your Notes
      • Using College Textbooks: Taking Notes on Textbook Readings
    • Self-Test Summary
    • Applying Your Skills: Using the Sample Textbook Chapter • Analyzing a Study Situation • Working on Collaborative Projects
    • Quick Quiz
  3. Communicating in the Classroom
    • Listening Critically
    • Asking and Answering Questions
    • Participating in Class Discussions
    • Working on Collaborative Activities
    • Making Oral Presentations
    • Communicating with Your Professors
      • Using College Textbooks: Preparing for Class Discussions
    • Self-Test Summary
    • Applying Your Skills: Using the Sample Textbook Chapter • Analyzing a Study Situation • Working on Collaborative Projects
    • Quick Quiz

II: USING COLLEGE TEXTBOOKS

  • Success Workshops:
    1. Work with New Course Formats: Online, Hybrid, and Flipped Courses
    2. Strengthen Your Concentration
  1. Identify and Organize What to Learn
    • Paraphrasing
    • Highlighting
    • Marking a Textbook
    • Organizing by Outlining
    • Summarizing: Condensing Ideas
    • Mapping: A Visual Means of Organizing Ideas
    • Avoiding Plagiarism
      • Using College Textbooks: Knowing What Is Important and Identifying Supporting Details
    • Self-Test Summary
    • Applying Your Skills: Using the Sample Textbook Chapter • Analyzing a Study Situation • Working on Collaborative Projects
    • Quick Quiz
  2. Learning and Memory
    • Forgetting
    • An Overview of the Learning and Memory Process
    • Learning Strategies
    • Review
      • Using College Textbooks: Deciding What to Learn
    • Self-Test Summary
    • Applying Your Skills: Using the Sample Textbook Chapter • Analyzing a Study Situation • Working on Collaborative Projects
    • Quick Quiz

III: ESSENTIAL READING SKILLS

  • Success Workshop:
    1. Improve Your Reading Rate and Flexibility
  1. Active Reading Strategies
    • Previewing and Predicting Before Reading
    • Discovering What You Already Know
    • Defining Your Purposes for Reading
    • Checking Your Comprehension as You Read
    • Strengthening Your Comprehension of Text
    • Reviewing After Reading
    • Strengthening Your Comprehension of Visual Aids
    • A Classic System for Active Reading: SQ3R
      • Using College Textbooks: Reading Difficult Textbooks
    • Self-Test Summary
    • Applying Your Skills: Using the Sample Textbook Chapter • Analyzing a Study Situation • Working on Collaborative Projects
    • Quick Quiz
  2. Expanding Your Vocabulary
    • General Approaches to Vocabulary Expansion
    • A Strategy for Learning Unfamiliar Words
    • Using Context Clues
    • Analyzing Word Parts
    • Using Reference Sources
    • Learning Specialized Terminology
    • Systems for Learning Vocabulary
      • Using College Textbooks: Locating Word Meanings
    • Self-Test Summary
    • Applying Your Skills: Using the Sample Textbook Chapter • Analyzing a Study Situation • Working on Collaborative Projects
    • Quick Quiz
  3. Understanding Paragraphs
    • Three Essential Elements of a Paragraph
    • How to Identify the Topic
    • How to Find the Main Idea
    • Where to Find the Topic Sentence
    • Recognizing Details
    • Transitions
    • Unstated Main Ideas
      • Using College Textbooks: Locating Main Ideas
    • Self-Test Summary
    • Applying Your Skills: Using the Sample Textbook Chapter • Analyzing a Study Situation • Working on Collaborative Projects
    • Quick Quiz
  4. Following Thought Patterns
    • The Organization of Textbook Chapters
    • Types of Supporting Information
    • Recognizing Organizational Patterns
      • Using College Textbooks: Identifying Patterns
    • Self-Test Summary
    • Applying Your Skills: Using the Sample Textbook Chapter • Analyzing a Study Situation • Working on Collaborative Projects
    • Quick Quiz

IV: THINKING CRITICALLY AS YOU READ

  • Success Workshop:
    1. Build Your Information Literacy and Recognize Fake News
  1. Evaluating the Author’s Message
    • Making Inferences as You Read
    • Evaluating Author and Source Credibility
    • Evaluating Internet Sources
    • Distinguishing Between Fact and Opinion
    • Identifying the Author’s Purpose
    • Being Alert for Bias
    • Analyzing the Author’s Tone
    • Analyzing Arguments
    • Evaluating Data and Evidence
    • Thinking Critically about Graphics
      • Using College Textbooks: Critical Thinking Questions
    • Self-Test Summary
    • Applying Your Skills: Using the Sample Textbook Chapter • Analyzing a Study Situation • Working on Collaborative Projects
    • Quick Quiz
  2. Evaluating Authors’ Techniques
    • Paying Attention to Connotative Language
    • Examining Figurative Language
    • Watching for Missing and Misleading Information
    • Being Alert for Generalizations
    • Examining the Author’s Assumptions
    • Watching for Manipulative Language
      • Using College Textbooks: Using Critical Thinking Features
    • Self-Test Summary
    • Applying Your Skills: Using the Sample Textbook Chapter • Analyzing a Study Situation • Working on Collaborative Projects
    • Quick Quiz

V: STRATEGIES FOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

  • Success Workshops:
    1. Think Critically About College Course Content
    2. Manage Stress
  1. Reading and Thinking Critically in Academic Disciplines
    • Expanding Your Critical Thinking Abilities in Academic Disciplines
    • What Are the Social Sciences?
    • What Are the Life and Physical Sciences?
    • What Is Mathematics?
    • What Do Literature and the Humanities Study?
    • What Are the Career Fields?
      • Using College Textbooks: Expanding Your Knowledge to Other Disciplines
    • Self-Test Summary
    • Applying Your Skills: Using the Sample Textbook Chapter • Analyzing a Study Situation • Working on Collaborative Projects
    • Quick Quiz
  2. Preparing for Exams
    • Organizing Your Study and Review
    • Identifying What to Study
    • Analyzing and Synthesizing Information
    • Reviewing for Objective and Essay Exams
    • Preparing for Self-Testing
      • Using College Textbooks: Using In-Chapter Self-Test Questions
    • Self-Test Summary
    • Applying Your Skills: Using the Sample Textbook Chapter • Analyzing a Study Situation • Working on Collaborative Projects
    • Quick Quiz
  3. Taking Exams
    • General Suggestions for Taking Exams
    • Hints for Taking Objective Exams
    • Hints for Taking Standardized Tests
    • Hints for Taking Essay Exams
    • Controlling Test Anxiety
      • Using College Textbooks: Using Headings to Create Practice Tests
    • Self-Test Summary
    • Applying Your Skills: Using the Sample Textbook Chapter • Analyzing a Study Situation • Working on Collaborative Projects
    • Quick Quiz

VI: THEMATIC READINGS

  • THEME A: Non-Traditional Addictions
    • A-1 The Netflix Addiction: Why Our Brains Keep Telling Us to Press Play
    • A-2 Textbook Excerpt: Addictive Consumption
    • A-3 A Food Addiction Has Defined My Entire Life. And It Is Slowly Killing Me
  • Making Connections • What Do You Think?
  • THEME B: Discrimination
    • B-1 Years After 9/11, Anti-Muslim Bigotry Is Worse Than Ever
    • B-2 Textbook Excerpt: Racial Profiling and Biased Policing
    • B-3 Singled Out: Are Unmarried People Discriminated Against?
  • Making Connections • What Do You Think?
  • THEME C: Controversies in Science
    • C-1 Shades of Grey in the Ethics of Designer Babies
    • C-2 The Ocean’s Plastic Problem
    • C-3 Textbook Excerpt: Some Possible Consequences of Global Warming
  • Making Connections • What Do You Think?

VII: SAMPLE TEXTBOOK CHAPTER: TEXTBOOK READING AND WRITING

  • Preparing for the Lecture
  • Reading the Assignment
  • Sociology Chapter Excerpt: Race and Ethnicity
  • Reviewing the Reading Assignment
  • Attending the Lecture and Participating in Class
  • Writing About the Reading
  • Taking Quizzes
  • Taking the Exam

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