Reading for results

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Houghton Mifflin Co., 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 650 pages
The mid-level text of Flemming's successful series, Reading for Results hones students' comprehension skills and introduces them to the basics of critical reading. Featuring the author's trademark high-interest reading selections, this developmental text motivates students to complete numerous exercises and tests, while simultaneously fostering the idea that reading is a stimulating and exciting activity in its own right. Step by step, students learn strategies for improving their vocabulary and using SQ3R, a well-known system for how to effectively survey, question, read, recite, and recall material from college textbooks. Basic reading skills include how to find main ideas; draw inferences; locate supporting details; and understand charts, graphs, and tables. Two chapters are devoted to patterns of development, one on recognizing patterns in paragraphs and one on combining patterns in paragraphs and longer readings. The text's final chapter covers all the basics of critical reading: distinguishing tone; detecting bias; and analyzing arguments for errors in reasoning. New! Due to the growing emphasis on state exit exams, Flemming models both excerpts and exercises after these tests--emphasizing, in particular, the Florida State Exit Exam. New! More multi-paragraph readings prepare students for college-level texts, covering such topics as the founding of Liberia, the triumph of Lance Armstrong, and the painful effects of stereotyping. The Ninth Edition also includes a new sample chapter drawn from a psychology textbook. New! Completely revised, the critical-reading chapter now includes more material on purpose, tone, and bias which play a key role on the Florida exit exam. New! Chapter 5, Inferring Main Ideas, has been revised to include more discussion of inferences and how to draw them. New! Four new multi-page readings, including a lengthy discussion of ethical decision making, a topic explored further in the next book in Flemming's series, Reading for Thinking.

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Contents

Defining the Terms General
106
Understanding the Difference Between General and Specific
113
Relating the General to the Specific
120
Soups On
131
Recognizing the Most General Sentence
137
Inferring Main Ideas
202
Evaluating Your Inferences
210
Black Baseball
223
Process
374
Comparison and Contrast
380
Combining Patterns in Paragraphs
429
Seeing Patterns in Longer Readings
438
The Development of Self
459
Identifying Patterns
467
Identifying Patterns
476
Reading Charts Graphs and Tables
483

Recognizing the Correct Inference
229
Recognizing the Correct Inference
235
Drawing the Right Inference
241
Understanding the Difference Between Major and Minor Details
252
Topic Sentences Can Help Identify Major Details
264
Concluding Sentences and Supporting Details
272
Recognizing Patterns of Organization
361
Sequences of Dates and Events
368
Flow Charts
496
ES3P Chapter 11 Becoming a Critical Reader
518
Women in the Ring Katherine Dunn
606
Lived to Tell About Japans Medical Miracle
624
Answer Key for Reviewing the Key Points
639
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