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

  • David Rothman, 
  • Jilani Warsi

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Overview

For courses in Developmental Reading (9-12 grade level).

 

An engaging, thematic journey that sparks academic curiosity

Read to Succeed: A Thematic Approach to Academic Reading engages students in academic reading, and builds background knowledge through its thematic organization around nine academic disciplines. David Rothman and Jilani Warsi offer an abundance of readings, drawn from a variety of sources – everything from textbooks to blogs – giving students multiple opportunities to build reading skills through discussion, writing, and vocabulary building. Now in its Third Edition, Read to Succeed spurs developmental readers to become active readers and fosters intellectual inquiry through an exploration of contemporary themes.


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Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2017

ISBN-13: 9780137561421

Subject: Developmental English

Category: Developmental Reading

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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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