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Reading Across the Disciplines: College Reading and Beyond, 6th edition

  • Kathleen T. McWhorter

Published by Pearson (July 24th 2014) - Copyright © 2015

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Reading Across the Disciplines: College Reading and Beyond

ISBN-13: 9780321921482

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Reading Across the Disciplines provides concise reading skill instruction complemented by discipline-specific reading strategies. These discipline-specific reading skills offer tips for reading and thinking within the popular disciplines, so students learn content as well as strategy.

Table of contents


Ten Success Strategies for Learning and Studying Academic Disciplines

Strategy 1 Understand the Importance of Reading in Each Academic Discipline

Strategy 2 Manage Your Time and Balance Your Life

Strategy 3 Develop New Skills for Each Academic Discipline

Strategy 4 Learn the Language of the Discipline

Strategy 5 Communicate, Network, and Collaborate

Strategy 6 Demonstrate Academic Integrity

Strategy 7 Make the Most of Online Courses and Assignments

Strategy 8 Develop and Use Electronic Study and Information Resources

Strategy 9 Focus Your Research

Strategy 10 Learn to Take Tests


Part One

A Handbook for Reading and Thinking in College


1 Active Reading and Thinking Strategies

1a Active Reading: The Key to Academic Success

1b Previewing

Reading: Body Gestures, Joseph A. DeVito

Reading: Treating Wounded Soldiers: Polytrauma, Joan O’C. Hamilton

            1c Activating Background Knowledge

            1d Writing to Strengthen Your Reading and Recall

            1e Checking Your Comprehension

            1f Strengthening Your Comprehension


2 Vocabulary Building

            2a Using Context Clues

            2b Learning Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes

            2c Learning Unusual Words and Idioms


3 Thesis, Main Ideas, Supporting Details, and Transitions

            3a Identifying the Thesis

            3b Finding Stated Main Ideas

            3c Recognizing Supporting Details

            3d Understanding Implied Main Ideas

            3e Recognizing Transitions


4 Organizational Patterns

            4a Definition

            4b Classification

            4c Order or Sequence


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