Efficient and Flexible Reading

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Pearson/Longman Publishers, Mar 1, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 620 pages
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"Efficient and Flexible Reading" teaches readers how to vary their approach to written texts based on the material and their purpose for reading. In addition to instruction in literal and critical comprehension skills, vocabulary, and study skills, "Efficient and Flexible Reading" teaches readers how to identify text structures and thought patterns for more efficient learning. Emphasizing reading as an active thinking process, the text presents systems for monitoring concentration, comprehension, and recall, encouraging students to assess the reading assignment and to select the appropriate strategy to suit the situation. The seventh edition expands coverage of the most crucial skills in both basic reading comprehension and higher-level critical reading: main ideas, patterns of organization, transitions, and critical analysis. For those who want to improve basic reading skills.

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Contents

Developing a Basis for Reading and Learning
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Active Reading and Learning
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Kathleen McWhorter (Ph.D. SUNY, Buffalo) is Professor of Humanities and Coordinator of Learning Skills at Niagara County Community College. In addition to her developmental writing series from Houghton Mifflin, McWhorter is the author of several successful reading and study skills texts from Longman including College Reading and Study Skills, Efficient and Flexible Reading, Academic Reading, and Guide to College Reading. Recently, Bedford Books also published a new title from McWhorter, Successful College Writing, for freshman composition courses.

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