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Academic Reading: College Major and Career Applications, CourseSmart eTextbook, 7th Edition

By Kathleen T. McWhorter

Published by Longman

Published Date: Dec 18, 2009

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Academic Reading: College Major and Career Applications focuses on developing essential reading skills while showing students how to adapt them to specific academic disciplines and career fields.


Kathleen McWhorter offers a unique, contextualized approach that focuses on academic reading skills and also motivates students towards a particular area of interest or field of study. Readers learn important comprehension, vocabulary, and critical thinking skills, as well as how to adapt these skills to study specific academic disciplines. While doing so, they also learn what each discipline involves and explore the available career paths. As an end result, Academic Reading teaches essential reading skills while opening up new academic and career possibilities.

Table of Contents

Brief Contents


Detailed Contents  vi


Preface  xii


The Top Ten College Majors  xx


Academic Success in College  1


Part 1      Fundamental Reading Strategies  21


      Chapter 1   Strategies for Active Reading  21


      Chapter 2   Fundamental Comprehension Skills  54


      Chapter 3   Essential Vocabulary Skills  75


Part 2      Critical Reading Strategies  103


      Chapter 4   Evaluating the Author's Message  103


      Chapter 5   Evaluating the Author's Techniques  130


      Chapter 6   Reading and Evaluating Arguments  154


Part 3      Academic Reading Strategies  177


      Chapter 7   Patterns of Academic Thought  177


      Chapter 8   Reading and Evaluating Graphics and Online Sources  222


      Chapter 9   Using Writing to Learn  252


Part 4      Strategies for Specific Disciplines  277


      Chapter 10  Reading in the Social Sciences  277


      Chapter 11  Reading in Business  300


      Chapter 12  Reading in the Liberal Arts, Humanities, and Education  323


      Chapter 13  Reading in Mathematics  355


      Chapter 14  Reading in the Life and Physical Sciences  382


      Chapter 15  Reading in Technical and Applied Fields  407


      Online Chapter: Reading Research, Practice, and Collateral Assignments 


      Credits  435


      Index  441


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$42.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-205-75029-0