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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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Academic Reading: College Major and Career Applications, CourseSmart eTextbook, 7th Edition
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$42.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-205-75029-0