For courses in Introductory Reading (6¿-9th grade level).
The comprehensive guide to reading, understanding, and retaining college-level material
Breaking Through: College Reading – the lower-level book in the Smith/Morris two-book series – motivates readers and equips them with the skills necessary to achieve their academic and career goals. It emphasizes the building of prior knowledge, or schemata, one of the most critical elements in helping developing readers achieve. The use of actual college textbook passages also provides immediate modeling and opportunities to apply study and reading skills at a realistic level.
You’ll find that the 12th Edition upholds the philosophy and purpose of previous editions, but now in an even more contemporary way. It teaches effective reading techniques; offers extensive practice within the pages and online; provides independent, partner, and group activities; and engages learners with various reading selections that are pertinent to the college community.
The loose-leaf version of the text is also available with MyLab Reading
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Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab Reading does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab Reading, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.
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0134996739 / 9780134996738 MyLab Reading for Breaking Through: College Reading, Books a la Carte — Access Card Package, 12/e
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Table of contents
1. Successful Reading
2. Stages of Reading
3. Textbook Learning
5. Topic, Main Idea, and Supporting Details
6. Supporting Details and Organizational Patterns
8. Analytical Reasoning
9. Critical Reading
10. Surprising Relationships: A Casebook for Applying Reading Skills
Appendix 1 Sample Textbook Chapter
Appendix 2 Word Parts: Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes
Appendix 3 Spelling Confusing Words
Appendix 4 ESL: Making Sense of Figurative Language and Idioms
Appendix 5 Test-Taking Preparation and Practice
Appendix 6 Practice for Reading Efficiency
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