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.
Kathleen McWhorter’s renowned metacognitive approach teaches students to be aware of their learning processes by becoming active readers. Through clear instruction, examples and skill application regarding the key reading skills, Kathleen teaches students how to adapt their reading strategies to whatever texts they encounter through the active reading process. Furthermore, Efficient and Flexible Reading prepares students for their future coursework by focusing on college reading skills and strategies. Kathleen highlights the importance of reading critically and flexibly by asking students to think critically about the task at hand, the nature of the reading selection, and the skills most appropriate to complete the task.
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
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Efficient & Flexible Reading, CourseSmart eTextbook, 10th Edition
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$48.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-321-82930-6