Read to Succeed: A Thematic Approach to Academic Reading

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

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Overview

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.

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

ISBN-13: 9780137561421

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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