Reading Across the Disciplines, 7th edition

  • Kathleen T. McWhorter

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Reading Across the Disciplines teaches essential college reading skills and guides their application in 10 academic disciplines and career fields. The author helps you expand your vocabulary and comprehension, practice methods for reading and thinking critically, and enhance your ability to make inferences.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2018

ISBN-13: 9780137536511

Subject: Developmental English

Category: Developmental Reading

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 Takin
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. DeVit
Reviewing the Reading Assignment
Attending the Lecture and Participating in Class
Writing about the Reading
Taking Quizzes
Taking the Exam

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