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The Master Reader, CourseSmart eTextbook, 3rd Edition

By D. J. Henry

Published by Longman

Published Date: Dec 27, 2010

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Table of Contents

Preface

 

PART 1

1. A Reading System for Master Readers

Prior Knowledge

The Reading Process

    Before Reading: Survey and Question

    During Reading: Read and Recite

    After Reading: Review

Textbook Skills: Using SQ3R to Master Textbook Reading

Chapter Review

Applications

Review Tests

Mastery Tests

 

2. Vocabulary Skills

Before Reading About Vocabulary Skills

Words are Building Blocks

Context Clues: A SAGE Approach

    Synonyms

    Antonyms

    General Context

    Examples

Textbook Skills: Using a Glossary

Word Parts

    Roots

    Prefixes

    Suffixes

Textbook Skills: Visual Vocabulary

Chapter Review

Applications

Review Tests

After Reading About Vocabulary Skills

Mastery Tests

 

3. Stated Main Ideas
Before Reading About Stated Main Ideas

Traits of a Main Idea

    Identifying the Topic of a Paragraph

    Identifying a Topic Sentence

The Flow of Ideas and Placement of Topic Sentences

    Topic Sentence at the Beginning of a Paragraph

    Topic Sentence Within a Paragraph

    Topic Sentence at the End of a Paragraph

    Topic Sentence at the Beginning and the End of a Paragraph

The Central Idea and the Thesis Statement

Textbook Skills: Topics, Main Ideas, and Central Ideas in Textbooks

Chapter Review

Applications

Review Tests

After Reading About Stated Main Ideas

 

4. Implied Main Ideas and Implied Central Ideas

Before Reading About Implied Main Ideas and Implied Central Ideas

What is an Implied Main Idea?

Using Supporting Details and Thought Patterns to Find Implied Main Ideas

Finding the Implied Main Ideas of Paragraphs

Creating a Summary from the Supporting Details

The Implied Central Idea

Textbook Skills: How to Read a Map

A Final Note About Experience and Perspective

Chapter Review

Applications

Review Tests

After Reading about Implied Main Ideas and Implied Central Ideas

Mastery Tests

 

5. Supporting Details

Before Reading About Supporting Main Ideas

Questions for Locating Supporting Details

Major and Minor Details

Creating a Summary from Annotations

Textbook Skills: Chapter-end Questions in a Textbook

Chapter Review

Applications

Review Tests

After Reading About Stated Main Ideas

Mastery Tests

    
6. Outlines and Concept Maps

Before Reading About Outlines and Concept Maps

Outlines

Concept Maps

Textbook Skills: The Table of Contents in a Textbook

Chapter Review

Applications

Review Tests

After Reading About Outlines and Concept Maps

Mastery Tests


7. Transitions and Thought Patterns

Before Reading about Transitions and Thought Patterns
Transition Words: Relationships Within a Sentence

Thought Patterns: Relationships Between Sentences

    The Time Order Pattern

    The Space Order Pattern

    The Listing Pattern

    The Classification Pattern

Textbook Skills: Thought Patterns in Textbooks

A Final Note

Chapter Review

Applications

Review Tests

After Reading about Transitions and Thought Patterns

Mastery Tests


8. More Thought Patterns

Before Reading about More Thought Patterns

The Comparison-and-Contrast Pattern

    Comparison

    Contrast

    Comparison and Contrast

The Cause-and-Effect Pattern

The Generalization-and-Example Pattern

The Definition Pattern

Textbook Skills: Thought Patterns and Textbooks

Chapter Review

Applications

Review Tests

After Reading about More Thought Patterns

Mastery Tests

 

 

9. Fact and Opinion

Before Reading About Fact and Opinion

What Is the Difference Between Fact and Opinion?

Ask Questions to Identify Opinions

Note Biased Words to Identify Opinions

Note Qualifiers to Identify Opinions

Think Carefully about Supposed "Facts"

Read Critically: Evaluate Details as Fact or Opinion in Context

    Evaluate the Context of the Passage

    Evaluate the Context of the Author

    Evaluate the Context of the Source

Textbook Skills: Fact and Opinion in a Textbook Passage

Chapter Review

Applications

Review Tests

After Reading About Fact and Opinion

Mastery Tests

 

10. Tone and Purpose

Before Reading about Tone and Purpose

What are Tone and Purpose?

Understand How Tone is Established

Identify Subjective and Objective Tone Words

Discover the General Purpose in the Main Idea

Figure Out the Primary Purpose

Recognize Irony Used for Special Effects

Textbook Skills: Author's Purpose and Tone

Chapter Review

Applications

Review Tests

After Reading about Tone and Purpose

Mastery Tests

 

11. Inferences

Before Reading about Inferences

Inferences: Educated Guesses

What is a Valid Inference?

Making VALID Inferences and Avoiding Invalid Conclusions

    Step 1: Verify and Value the Facts

    Step 2: Assess Prior Knowledge

    Step 3: Learn from the Text

    Step 4: Investigate for Bias

    Step 5: Detect Contradiction

Inferences in Creative Expression

Textbook Skills: Inferences and Visual Aids

Chapter Review

Applications

Review Tests

Before Reading about Inferences

Mastery Tests

 

12. The Basics of Argument
Before Reading about the Basics of Argument

What is an Argument?

Step 1. Identify the Author's Claim and Supports

Step 2. Decide If the Supports Are Relevant

Step 3. Decide If the Supports Are Adequate

Step 4: Check the Argument for Bias

Textbook Skills: The Logic of Arguments

Chapter Review

Applications

Review Tests

After Reading about the Basics of Argument

Mastery Tests

 

13. Advanced Argument: Persuasive Techniques

Before Reading About Advanced Argument

Biased Arguments

    What is a Fallacy in Logical Thought?

    What is Propaganda?

Irrelevant Arguments: Fallacies

    Personal Attack

    Straw Man

    Begging the Question

Irrelevant Arguments: Propaganda Techniques

    Name-Calling

    Testimonials

    Bandwagon

    Plain Folks

Inadequate Arguments: Fallacies

    Either-Or

    False Comparison

    False Cause

Inadequate Arguments: Propaganda Techniques

    Card Stacking

    Transfer

    Glittering Generalities

Textbook Skills: Examining Biased Arguments

Chapter Review

Applications

After Reading about Advanced Argument

Mastery Tests

 


PART 2

Additional Readings


PART 3

Combined-Skills Tests

 

Chapter Review Cards



Credits

Index

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