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Efficient and Flexible Reading, 10th Edition

By Kathleen T. McWhorter

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 2, 2013


Efficient and Flexible Reading teaches students how to be self-aware, active readers and adapt key reading skills and strategies to whatever college text they encounter.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Developing a Basis for Reading and Learning

CHAPTER 1 Developing Your Efficiency and Flexibility

CHAPTER 2 Active Reading and Learning

CHAPTER 3 Strengthening Your Word Power

Part 2 Improving Your Comprehension

CHAPTER 4 Main Ideas and Paragraph Structure

CHAPTER 5 Patterns: Relationships Among Ideas

CHAPTER 6 Reading Textbooks, Essays, Articles, and Technical Material

Part 3 Reading and Learning From College Texts

CHAPTER 7 Techniques for Learning Textbook Material

CHAPTER 8 Learning and Retention Strategies

CHAPTER 9 Reading and Evaluating Visuals

Part 4 Reading Critically

CHAPTER 10 Critical Analysis and Evaluating Online Sources

CHAPTER 11 Evaluating Arguments and Persuasive Writing

Part 5 Increasing Your Rate and Flexibility

CHAPTER 12 Skimming and Scanning

CHAPTER 13 Techniques for Reading Faster

Part 6 Application of Textbook Reading Skills

CHAPTER 14 Sample Sociology Textbook Chapter: Application of Skills

APPENDIX A Words-Per-Minute Conversion Chart

APPENDIX B Reading Progress Graph