Reading Across the Disciplines: College Reading and Beyond

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Pearson/Longman, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 748 pages
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Reading Across the Disciplines improves college students' reading and thinking skills through brief skill instruction and extensive practice structured around readings in various academic disciplines. Reading Across the Disciplines is organized into three parts. Part One, Reading and Thinking in College, presents a brief skill introduction (in handbook format) introducing students to essential vocabulary, comprehension, critical reading, and reading rate skills. Part Two, Selections from Academic Disciplines, has thirteen chapters, each containing four readings representative of a different academic discipline. Part Three, Textbook Chapter Readings, contains two complete textbook chapters that enable students to practice skills on longer pieces of writing.

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Active Reading and Thinking Strategies 3
Vocabulary Building 18

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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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