This advanced reading text combines six chapters on reading in the disciplines the social sciences, business, the humanities and literature, mathematics, the natural sciences, and the technical and applied fields with excellent coverage of reading comprehension and critical thinking. Written in consultation with teachers from across the disciplines, the fourth edition provides new material on argument and up-to-date coverage of reading electronic sources.
THIS TITLE HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT THE 2016 MLA UPDATES! Our editorial team has updated this text based on content from The MLA Handbook, 8th Edition. Browse our catalog or contact your representative for a full listing of updated titles and packages, or to request a custom ISBN. Kathleen T. McWhorter’s unique visual approach, with support for both reading and writing, helps students at any level of preparedness become successful college writers. The sixth edition of Successful College Writing builds on its beloved, proven visual tools, such as graphic organizers, flowcharts, and new graphic Guided Writing Assignments, with engaging professional, multimedia, and student readings in the most commonly assigned rhetorical modes. In response to instructor and student feedback, the new edition has been thoughtfully streamlined and redesigned.
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Expanding Your Vocabulary improves students' vocabulary through concise instruction and extensive application using discipline-based readings. Based on Kathleen McWhorter's 25 years of experience teaching developmental courses and discovering how students learn best and the means to improve learning, Expanding Your Vocabulary gets students refining their skills through practice with authentic reading passages, addresses discipline-specific vocabulary in ten academic fields, and provides lists of high utility words and content readings student can use to practice and apply all the skills they have learned in the text.
Guide to College Reading focuses on the key areas of reading comprehension, vocabulary improvement, and textbook reading. Critical thinking and metacognition are hallmarks of the McWhorter series. Critical thinking is incorporated throughout the book in instruction, exercises, and readings. Metacognitive activities include teaching readers how to evaluate their own learning styles to increase their ability to read college-level material successfully. Exercises that ask readers to respond by writing sentences and paragraphs after reading help make the critical connection between these two activities. umerous diagrams and drawings help readers visualize how reading material can be organized. High-interest photographs and artwork appeal to the visual learner. Chapter-ending readings give immediate practice for chapter skills and aid in transferring these skills to actual reading situations. Learning Style Tips reinforce material introduced earlier throughout the book and teach readers how to apply knowledge of their individual learning styles to learn new skills. For those interested in developing their reading skills at the 6th-9th grade level.
This innovative modes-based reader by reading expert Kathleen McWhorter supports an integrated approach to reading and writing with unique scaffolded instruction that guides students through comprehension, analysis, evaluation, and written response — skills students will need to be successful in college. Compelling reading selections drawn from widely taught academic disciplines let students practice the work they’re expected to do in other college courses. The second edition has been thoroughly revised with a new grammar handbook, expanded research coverage, new readings, and new features to provide stronger, more integrated reading and writing advice. Reflections can be packaged with LaunchPad Solo for Readers and Writers, allowing you to more efficiently track students’ progress with reading, writing, and grammar skills in an active learning arc that complements the book.
Presents an assortment of reading prompts students can use to identify the authors' strategies and writing techniques. Discusses how to apply this knowledge to one's own writing and offers tips on overcoming common mistakes and learning to communicate effectively.
"Reading Across the Disciplines" has been a popular textbook with instructors whose students do not require an abundance of skill instruction and who teach college reading through the use of readings from across the disciplines. To prepare students for the expectations of higher education, Kathleen McWhorter uses high-interest readings from a variety of academic sources and provides concise reading skills with immediate practice for reinforcement. Discipline-specific reading skills offer tips for reading and learning within the particular discipline, so students learn content as well as strategy.