Reading for Results

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Houghton Mifflin Company, 1999 - College reader - 587 pages
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This developmental reading text features explanations of basic skills and concepts. Reading for Results helps students first discover the key elements of individual paragraphs and then apply what they have learned to longer, multi-paragraph selections from textbooks, magazines, and newspapers.

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Contents

Recognizing Transitional Sentences
237
Recording the Essentials
244
Summing Up
260
Chapter Test 6
270
Reading Longer
279
Inferring the Controlling Idea
291
Taking Notes on Longer Readings
302
Summing Up
316
Reading Charts Graphs and Tables
440
Bar Graphs
449
Tables
456
Review Quiz
462
Becoming a Critical Reader
471
Thinking About Bias
486
Detecting Errors in Reasoning
492
Recognizing Propaganda
498

Chapter Test 7
326
Recognizing Patterns of Organization
333
Sequence of Dates and Events
339
Process
347
Comparison and Contrast
353
Cause and Effect
361
Classification
369
Summing Up
382
Chapter Test 8
390
Combining Patterns in Paragraphs
396
Seeing Patterns in Longer Readings
405
Summing Up
424
Chapter Test 9
433
Review Quiz
511
SelfTalk
527
Were Driven to Destruction
531
Keys to the Memory Bank
535
No Place for Amateurs
541
Communicating Across Cultures
545
I Lived to Tell About Japans Medical Miracle
552
The Power of First Impressions
558
Invasion of Privacy
565
To Bears in Yosemite Cars Are Like Cookie Jars
571
The Wolf Children
576
Index
583
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About the author (1999)

After receiving her B.S. at Southern Connecticut State University, where she was certified as a teacher of secondary reading, Laraine Flemming went on to earn an M.A. in English literature at Boston College and a Ph.D. in American literature at the State University of New York in Buffalo. During her career, Flemming has taught students from elementary to graduate school covering subjects as varied as reading and writing, American literature, time management, speed reading, and study skills. She began writing textbooks while working as Director of the Reading and Writing Center at Dean Junior College. In need of a reading textbook that had lots of exercises combined with genuinely thought-provoking readings, Flemming decided to write her own. You can contact Laraine Flemming by emailing her at laflemm@comcast.net or by visiting her website at www.laflemm.com.

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