- Academic Reading: College Major and Career Applications, 7/E
- ISBN-10: 0205736580 • ISBN-13: 9780205736584
- ©2010 • Longman • Paper, 464 pp
- Published 11/05/2009
Academic Reading: College Major and Career Applications focuses on developing essential reading skills while showing students how to adapt them to specific academic disciplines and career fields.
Kathleen McWhorter offers a unique, contextualized approach that focuses on academic reading skills and also motivates students towards a particular area of interest or field of study. Readers learn important comprehension, vocabulary, and critical thinking skills, as well as how to adapt these skills to study specific academic disciplines. While doing so, they also learn what each discipline involves and explore the available career paths. As an end result, Academic Reading teaches essential reading skills while opening up new academic and career possibilities.
Detailed Contents vi
The Top Ten College Majors xx
Academic Success in College 1
Part 1 Fundamental Reading Strategies 21
Chapter 1 Strategies for Active Reading 21
Chapter 2 Fundamental Comprehension Skills 54
Chapter 3 Essential Vocabulary Skills 75
Part 2 Critical Reading Strategies 103
Chapter 4 Evaluating the Author's Message 103
Chapter 5 Evaluating the Author's Techniques 130
Chapter 6 Reading and Evaluating Arguments 154
Part 3 Academic Reading Strategies 177
Chapter 7 Patterns of Academic Thought 177
Chapter 8 Reading and Evaluating Graphics and Online Sources 222
Chapter 9 Using Writing to Learn 252
Part 4 Strategies for Specific Disciplines 277
Chapter 10 Reading in the Social Sciences 277
Chapter 11 Reading in Business 300
Chapter 12 Reading in the Liberal Arts, Humanities, and Education 323
Chapter 13 Reading in Mathematics 355
Chapter 14 Reading in the Life and Physical Sciences 382
Chapter 15 Reading in Technical and Applied Fields 407
Online Chapter: Reading Research, Practice, and Collateral Assignments
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