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Efficient & Flexible Reading, CourseSmart eTextbook, 10th Edition

By Kathleen T. McWhorter

Published by Longman

Published Date: Jan 28, 2013

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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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$49.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-321-82930-6