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Read to Succeed: A Thematic Approach to Academic Reading, CourseSmart eTextbook, 2nd Edition

By David Rothman, Jilani Warsi

Published by Longman

Published Date: Mar 1, 2012

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Engaged Readers are Active Readers!

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David Rothman and Jilani Warsi’s goals with Read to Succeed are to spur developmental readers to become active readers and engage them in academic reading by fostering intellectual inquiry through an exploration of contemporary themes related to popular academic disciplines. When a subject matter piques the student’s interest–when the readings are provocative and engaging, when the vocabulary is made accessible through a focus on discipline-specific terminology, and when students have the opportunity to become active readers through expressing their opinions on controversial topics within a discipline–then the sparks will fly.

It is the philosophy of the authors that students more successfully master key reading skills when taught in the context of engaging readings. With this in mind, Read to Succeed is organized around ten academic disciplines, enabling students to build background knowledge of the major academic disciplines, while honing their reading skills. To further increase student engagement, the authors provide an unmatched variety of readings from sources ranging from textbooks to short stories to blogs. With an extensive coverage of vocabulary to the academic themes and variety of genres, Read to Succeed meets the needs of future academic readers.

A critical reading skill focus is integrated into each chapter, so that students can master reading skills in the context of engaging readings. Each chapter in Read to Succeed contains a “Skill Focus” section that highlights key reading skills, such as main idea, patterns of organization, or argument. The authors provide instruction, practice, and application opportunities to ensure that students have mastered each reading skill before moving on.

Throughout each chapter, the principle features are supported in a variety of ways. The culmination of the variety of features offered in Read to Succeed equips students for the reading and thinking expectations within and beyond their reading courses.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface 

From the Authors 

   Chapter 1   Education: American Education                                                                     

Introduction to the Discipline  

Preview Questions  

Interpreting a Cartoon  

Discipline-specific Terminology Bank  

Graphic Analysis  

Reading as Information Predictors  

Reading Selection 1: Learning and Teaching a Two-way Calle in Boston  

Reading Selection 2: The Lowdown on Single-Sex Education  

Biographical Profile: Dr. Ruth Simmons  

Skill Focus: Determining Meaning from Context  

Reading Selection 3: A Conversation with Eric Mazur: Using the “Beauties of Physics” to Conquer Science Illiteracy  

Recommended Debate Topic: Should we reward good grades with money and Prizes?  

Reading Selection 4: Should We Reward Good Grades with Money and Prizes?  

From Reading to Writing: Responding to Reading Using a Reflective Journal  

Reading Selection 5: Editorial and Response Letters: How to Educate Young Scientists  

Informal Writing Exercise: Read an Editorial and Respond  

Connecting Reading with Standardized Testing: Interpreting Meaning from Context  

Interview with a Professional in the Field of Education  

Textbook Application  

Reading Selection 6: Teaching in a Changing World  

Reading Selection 7 (Additional Reading): Excerpt from Teacher Man  

Suggested Resources  

  StudyTip   Using Index Cards to Study Vocabulary  

   Chapter 2   Health: Nutrition                                                                                                  

Introduction to the Discipline  

Preview Questions  

Interpreting a Cartoon  

Discipline-specific Terminology Bank  

Vocabulary Development: Parts of Speech  

In-class Health Survey  

Graphic Analysis  

Reading Selection 1: Fat Chance  

Reading Selection 2: Over the Limit?  

Skill Focus: Identifying the Main Idea and Topic  

Biographical Profile: Dr. Charles Atkins  

Recommended Debate Topic: Should unhealthy foods such as soda, candy and fast food be available in public school and college campuses?  

Reading Selection 3A: Bottlers Agree to a School Ban on Sweet Drinks  

Reading Selection 3B: My Soda, My Choice  

Connecting Reading Skills with Standardized Testing: Finding the Main Idea versus Identifying the Topic  

Reading Selection 4: The 9 Most Common Kitchen Mistakes even Healthy Women Make¼and Why They’re Robbing Your Food of Nutrients  

From Reading to Writing: Making an Outline  

Interview with a Professional in the Field of Health  

Textbook Application  

Reading Selection 5: The Role of Nutrition in Our Health  

Reading Selection 6 (Additional Reading): Study: Ban of Fast-Food TV Ads May Cut Obesity  

Suggested Resources  

  StudyTip   Active Reading: Highlighting and Annotating Relevant Text  

   Chapter 3   Environmental Science: Global Warming                                                   

Introduction to the Discipline  

Preview Questions  

Interpreting a Cartoon  

Discipline-specific Terminology Bank  

Graphic Analysis  

In-class Survey: Personal Connection to Environmental Issues  

Reading Selection 1: Global Warming Already Causing Extinctions, Scientists Say  

Reading Selection 2: To Fight Global Warming, Some Hang a Clothesline  

Biographical Profile: Al Gore  

Skill Focus: Identifying Supporting Details  

Reading Selection 3: Going Green On Top  

Reading Selection 4: New York Times Readers Respond to “The Evidence for Global Warming”  

Recommended Debate Topic: Should the government place stricter controls on energy consumption?  

Reading Selection 5: My Nobel Moment  

Connecting Reading Skills with Standardized Testing: Identifying Supporting Details  

Reading Selection 6: “Meltwater” and “Give and Take”—Two Environmental Poems  

From Reading to Writing: Taking Notes  

Interview with a Professional in the Field of Environmental Science  

Textbook Application  

Reading Selection 7: How Do Ecosystems Work?  

Reading Selection 8 (Additional Reading): The World’s Water Crisis  

Suggested Resources  

  StudyTip   Skimming and Scanning  

   Chapter 4   E-Commerce: Internet Marketing                                                                   

Introduction to the Discipline  

Preview Questions  

Interpreting a Cartoon  

Discipline-specific Terminology Bank  

Graphic Analysis  

Reading Selection 1: www.FriesWithThat?.com  

Reading Selection 2: Internet’s Gender Gap Narrows  

Biographical Profile: Larry Page and Sergei Brin  

Skill Focus: Making Inference  

Reading Selection 3: Web Sites Go Fishing in TV’s Advertising Revenue Stream  

Recommended debate topic: Should the government regulate what companies are allowed to market on the Internet? 

Reading Selection 4: Got a Search Engine Question? Ask Mr. Sullivan 

From Reading to Writing: How to Write Better Memos  

Connecting Reading Skills with Standardized Testing: Making Inferences  

Textbook Application  

Reading Selection 5: Types of Businesses, Types of Sites: Introduction to E-Commerce  

Interview with a Professional in the Field of Internet Marketing  

Reading Selection 6 (Additional Reading): China: Online Marketing Comes of Age  

Suggested Resources  

  StudyTip   Communicating with the Professor 

   Chapter 5   Telecommunications: The Cell Phone Revolution                                   

Introduction to the Discipline 

Preview Questions  

Interpreting a Cartoon  

Discipline-specific Terminology Bank  

Graphic Analysis  

Reading Selection 1: Four Score and¼Mind If I Take This?  

Reading Selection 2: Wisconsin School Violence Leads to Cell Phone Ban  

Biographical Profile: Steven Jobs  

Skill Focus: Recognizing Author’s Purpose and Tone  

Reading Selection 3: An iPhone Changed My Life (Briefly)  

Reading Selection 4: Cell Phones for Little Kids?  

Recommended debate topic: Should students be allowed to bring their cell phones into schools?  

Reading Selection 5: Should We Ban Cell Phones in School?  

Connecting Reading Skills with Standardized Testing: Recognizing the Author’s Purpose and Tone  

From Reading to Writing: Paraphrasing  

Interview with a Professional in the Field of Telecommunications  

Textbook Application  

Reading Selection 6: Selections from Introduction to Telecommunications, Chapter 23  

Reading Selection 7 (Additional Reading): Upwardly Mobile in Africa  

Suggested Resources  

  Study Tip   Focusing Your Attention and Rereading  

   Chapter 6   Criminal Justice: Criminal Investigation                                                     

Introduction to the Field of Criminal Justice  

Preview Questions  

Interpreting a Cartoon  

Discipline-specific Terminology Bank  

In-class Survey  

Fieldwork Questionnaire  

Graphic Analysis  

CSI: You Solve the Case!  

Reading Selection 1: Free and Uneasy: A Long Road Back After Exoneration, and Justice Is Slow to Make Amends  

Reading Selection 2: Schizophrenic Teen Looks for Justice after Murder  

Biographical Profile: Johnnie Cochran  

Skill Focus: Fact and Opinion  

Reading Selection 3: Some Say Cop Videos Misleading  

Recommended debate topic: Should juvenile offenders receive the same sentence as adults?  

Reading Selection 4: Juvenile Crime  

Connecting Reading Skills with Standardized Testing: Distinguishing Between Factual Statements and Opinion  

From Reading to Writing: Persuasive Writing  

Interview with a Professional in the Discipline of Criminal Justice  

Textbook Application  

Reading Selection 5: From Criminal Justice Today  

Reading Selection 6 (Additional Reading): Excerpt from Twelve Angry Men  

Suggested Resources  

  StudyTip   Time Management  

   Chapter 7   Life Science: Nursing                                                                                          

Introduction to the Discipline  

Preview Questions  

Interpreting a Cartoon  

Discipline-specific Terminology Bank 

Graphic Analysis  

Reading Selection 1: Junior Nursing Students Share Patient Stories  

Reading Selection 2: Men Are Much in the Sights of Recruiters in Nursing  

Biographical Profile: Florence Nightingale  

Skill Focus: Patterns of Organization  

Reading Selection 3: Learning to Work Together  

Recommended debate topic: Women naturally make better nurses than men as they are genetically preprogrammed to do humanistic kinds of work  

Reading Selection 4: Student Enrollment Rises in U.S. Nursing Colleges and Universities for the 6th Consecutive Year  

From Reading to Writing: Writing a Summary  

Connecting Reading Skills with Standardized Testing: Patterns of Organization  

Interview with a Professional in the Field of Nursing  

Textbook Application  

Reading Selection 5: Succeeding as a Nursing Student  

Reading Selection 6 (Additional Reading): A Nurse’s Story  

Suggested Resources  

  Study Tip   Patterns of Organization Across Academic Disciplines  

   Chapter 8   Psychology: Human Nature                                                                             

Introduction to the Field of Psychology  

Preview Questions  

Interpreting a Cartoon  

Discipline-specific Terminology Bank  

In-class Survey  

Graphic Analysis  

Reading Selection 1: Why and How do People Lie?  

Reading Selection 2A: The Barbers, Identical Twins, Are not as Alike as They Look  

Reading Selection 2B: Why Are Identical Twins Different?  

Biographical Profile: Dr. Phil  

Skill Focus: Argument  

Reading Selection 3: Harvard Psychologist Howard Gardner, Interviewed on the Pamela Wallin Show (excerpt)  

Recommended debate topic: Can television be blamed for people’s bad behavior?  

Reading Selection 4A: No Debate: TV Violence Harms Kids  

Reading Selection 4B: TV Violence Doesn’t Lead to Aggressive Kids, Study Says  

Connecting Reading Skills with Standardized Testing: Recognizing and Evaluating Argument 

From Reading to Writing: Keeping Double-entry Reading Journals  

Interview with a Professional in the Field of Psychology  

Textbook Application  

Reading Selection 5: From Psychology and Life  

Reading Selection 6: Go Ask Alice! Phobias  

Suggested Resources  

  StudyTip   Finding Evidence in the Text  

   Chapter 9   Business                                                                                                                  

Introduction to the Discipline  

Preview Questions  

Interpreting a Cartoon  

Discipline-specific Terminology Bank  

Graphic Analysis 

Reading Selection 1: Send Us Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Business Executives: Why Are Big American Companies Hiring Foreign-born CEOs?  

Reading Selection 2: Found in Translation: Avoiding Multilingual Gaffes  

Biographical Profile: Oprah Winfrey 

Skill Focus: The Author’s Bias  

Reading Selection 3: How to Find the Right Career Coach  

Recommended Debate Topic: Outsourcing takes jobs away from the American people and hurts the economy  

Reading Selection 4: How She Does It—Anya Ponorovskaya  

From Reading to Writing: Writing a Business Letter  

Connecting Reading Skills with Standardized Testing: The Author’s Bias  

Interview with a Professional in the Field of Business  

Textbook Application  

Reading Selection 5: Understanding the U.S. Business System  

Reading Selection 6 (Additional Reading): Death of a Salesman (excerpt)  

Suggested Resources  

  Study Tip                     Learning Styles  

Negotiating with International Business Partners  

Chapter 10  Political Science: American Government                                                    

Introduction to the Discipline  

Preview Questions  

Interpreting a Cartoon  

Discipline-specific Terminology Bank  

Graphic Analysis  

Reading Selection 1: The Declaration of Independence: The Want, Will, and Hopes of the People  

Reading Selection 2: Immigrants Raise Call For Right to Be Voters  

Reading Selection 3A: Leaders, Scholars, Analyze Youth Apathy  

Reading Selection 3B: Should the Voting Age Be Lowered?  

Biographical Profile: Barak Hussein Obama  

Skill Focus: Combined Skills  

Reading Selection 4: A Portrait of a Young Man as a Beijing Student Leader  

Recommended debate topic: Should U.S. Permanent Residents be allowd to vote?  

Reading Selection 5: Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address  

From Reading to Writing: Writing to a Political Representative  

Connecting Reading Skills with Standardized Testing: Combined Skills  

Interview with a Professional in the Field of Political Science  

Textbook Application  

Reading Selection 6: A Science of Politics  

Reading Selection 7 (Additional Reading): Animal Farm (An excerpt)  

Suggested Resources  

  StudyTip   Improving Reading Fluency  

Appendixes

1. Most Frequent Words from the Academic Word List by Sublist  

2. Guide to Genre  

3. Additional Adjectives of Tone  

4. Transitional Phrases  

Credits  

Index  

 

 

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