Academic Literacy: Readings and Strategies
Designed for mid-level developmental readers, "Academic Literacy combines a reading strategies handbook with discipline-specific readings. Part I, "Handbook for Reading and Study Strategies, emphasizes active reading and the basics of comprehension: topics, main ideas, supporting details, patterns of organization, understanding vocabulary, and notetaking. The seven chapters in Part II, "Discipline-Specific Readings, introduce students to readings typically encountered in seven different college disciplines.
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ACTIVITY A Assessing Your Academic SelfEsteem
ACTIVITY c Assessing Your Textbooks
ACTIVITY E Identifying Essential Ideas in Sentences
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