Reading Across the Disciplines, 7th edition

  • Kathleen T. McWhorter

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NOTE: This “Books a la Carte” edition features the same content as the traditional text in a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf version. Books a la Carte also offer a great value; this format costs significantly less than a new textbook. Before purchasing, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of the MyLab platform exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a Course ID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use MyLab.


For anyone interested in improving his/her reading and thinking skills.

This package includes MyLab Reading.


Improve reading and thinking abilities through targeted skill instruction and extensive guided practice across many academic disciplines.


Reading Across the Disciplines teaches essential college reading skills and guides their application in each of 10 academic disciplines and career fields. Kathleen McWhorter helps readers expand their vocabulary and comprehension, practice methods for reading and thinking critically, and enhance their ability to make inferences. The 7th Edition also introduces discipline-specific reading strategies and features more than 20 new readings – selected from college textbooks as well as from books, periodicals, popular magazines, newspapers, and Internet sources – to motivate readers and demonstrate the relevance to their daily lives.



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0134768280 / 9780134768281  Reading Across the Disciplines plus MyLab Reading with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 7/e


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Reading Across the Disciplines, 7th Edition is also available via Revel, an interactive digital learning environment that replaces the print textbook, enabling students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Revel is ideal for courses where student engagement and mobile access are important.

Table of contents

Preface

 

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 Taking

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. DeVito

Reviewing the Reading Assignment

Attending the Lecture and Participating in Class

Writing about the Reading

Taking Quizzes

Taking the Exam

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Published by Pearson (July 19th 2017) - Copyright © 2018