Academic Reading with Active Critical Thinking

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Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1996 - Critical thinking - 310 pages
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When you're reading effectively, you're thinking critically. That's the idea behind Academic Reading with Active Critical Thinking. More than just a mixed bag of advice, Maker and Lenier's A.C.T. (Active Critical Thinking) gives you a coherent strategy for reading academic texts with a critical perspective. Academic Reading with Active Critical Thinking helps you sharpen your critical reading and thinking skills together in real academic contexts. In the initial chapters, Maker and Lenier review essential skills and introduce A.C.T. - a clear, streamlined way to interact with texts and understand them fully. An exceptional collection of timely and engaging readings - both persuasive and informative texts - provide meaningful contexts for practicing your skills. Part II includes five pairs of pro/con readings on a variety of timely issues giving you valuable experience with the kind of comparative study you find in college courses. Part III features selections from current textbooks from across the curriculum. And Part IV offers a rich mixture of persuasive and informative pieces. The skills instruction and pedagogy with the readings gradually scale back as you become a more sophisticated reader. So no matter what course of study you pursue, A.C.T. prepares you to learn more than ever before.

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Contents

Understanding the Subject the Main Idea and Supporting Details
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Understanding the Point of View the Argument
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Critical Thinking Using ACT
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