College Reading: The Science and Strategies of Expert Readers, 1st Edition
- Janet Nay Zadina
- Rita Smilkstein
- Deborah Daiek
- Nancy Anter
- ISBN-10: 1111350019
- ISBN-13: 9781111350017
- 688 Pages | Paperback
- COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
COLLEGE READING: THE SCIENCE AND STRATEGIES OF EXPERT READERS approaches reading from a thinking skills perspective by explaining how we think, learn, and read. This expert group of authors credibly incorporates widely proven brain research and learning theory into a user-friendly dynamic reading textbook aimed at diverse learners. The bridge from the scientific research to the classroom is carefully crafted so that not only will students learn to read more efficiently, but they will also learn how to learn more efficiently. By explaining the brain science of reading, COLLEGE READING empowers students with the knowledge that they can change their brain into a more effective reading brain. COLLEGE READING teaches students how to read by providing interactive learning and reading opportunities--Making Connections, Brain Connections, Activities, Practice with a Reading Passage, Post Test, and Brain Strength Options--so that students are discovering, understanding, and remembering essential reading skills they can apply to their future coursework. All students can be naturally motivated, expert readers and learners with COLLEGE READING. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.
"I am thrilled that a college reading textbook finally has paired how to learn with the process of reading. It incorporates teaching the student about the brain and how it functions and then applies that to the process of reading. This is something I have tried to do for over twenty years. It's gratifying to find a text that does it so well."
— Jonelle Beatrice, Youngstown State University
1. Making Brain Connections to Become An Expert Reader.
2. Remembering What You Read.
3. Developing Your College Vocabulary.
4. Locating Stated Main Ideas.
5. Finding Supporting Details.
6. Using Inference to Identify Implied Main Ideas.
7. Recognizing Patterns of Organization.
8. Using Preview, Study-Read, and Review (PSR).
9. Taking Control of Your Textbook: Marking and Note Taking.
10. Using Visuals to Increase Your Understanding of Textbooks.
11. Understanding and Creating Arguments.
12. Reading Arguments Critically.
13. Reading Beyond The Words.
Test Taking Strategies.
All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.
The Instructor's Manual is designed for both professors who are new to and familiar with implementing brain-compatible learning strategies in their courses. The Instructor's Manual includes an introduction on the benefits of brain-compatible learning and teaching strategies to foster brain-compatible learning in your course. Author Spotlights throughout the manual highlight individual author's experiences using strategies from the book and how instructors can successfully do the same. Sample syllabi, classroom activities, course teaching tips, and handouts are among the many other resources available in the Instructor's Manual. Note: A Test Bank is available to accompany this book on the Instructor’s Companion Site or via Examview®.ExamView® (ISBN-10: 113395913X | ISBN-13: 9781133959137)
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