Reading for thinking
[The book] leads students through understanding, evaluating, and responding to ideas discovered through reading. Selections drawn from textbooks, magazines, and newspapers provide high-interest readings that students can use to improve comprehension and develop critical thinking skills. The text is broken into a flexible three-part organization. Part I includes step-by-step comprehension strategies. Part II encourages students to compare, evaluate, and analyze what they read. Part III brings together twenty longer, thematic readings from academic and popular sources, providing students with a source of varied ... material with which to practice skills learned in the first two parts. -Back cover. ... This text places great emphasis on teaching students how to analyze and respond to the ideas they encounter ... [It] teaches students how to understand and evaluate the ideas of others ... [and] encourages students to focus as much on their own thinking as on the thinking of others. -To the instructor.
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CHAPTER ONE The Value of Prereading
CHAPTER TWO Working with Words
E Before You Go On
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