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Publication Date: 2001
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Skidell, Myrna Bigman, Becker, Sidney Graves
Preface to the Instructor. Preface to the Student. I. BEFORE YOU READ. 1. Getting Started. Developing a Mind-Set. Freewriting. Listing. Previewing. What Is Previewing? Previewing College Textbooks. Review: Previewing a College Textbook. Previewing Textbook Chapters. Tips. Strategy. 2. Getting Started with Reading Selections. Lost in a Vitamin Maze? Graham. Spread the Mood Kaylin. Questions about the Preview Selections. Death and Justice Koch. I'm Listening as Hard as I can Gallaway. Review: Previewing a Reading Selection. Questions about Previewing. 3. Setting a Reading Purpose: Developing Questions. Developing Questions When There Are Headings. Rereading Lost in a Vitamin Maze? Graham. What Indian Cultures Developed in the Americas? Developing Questions When There Are No Headings. Garbage Overboard Stoller. Review: Developing Questions Before You Read. Questions about Developing Questions. II. WHILE YOU READ. 4. Locating the Main Idea. Questions. The Main Idea. Find Topics or Subjects. Finding Stated Main Ideas in Paragraphs. Finding Unstated Main Ideas in Paragraphs. Finding Details in Paragraphs. Finding Controlling Ideas in Longer Selections. Example American Families Today Woolfolk. The Purpose of a Resume Beatty. Cardiovascular Fitness Open Water Diver's Manual. Gypsies Kephart and Zellner. Are You Sick of Those Phony Sweepstakes? Bowe. Latinos Hess Markson, and Stein. Review: Main Idea. Questions about Finding the Main Idea. 5. Writing to Read and Remember. Marking Important Information. Example Choosing a Wet Suit Open Water Diver's Manual. Language Lederer. Managers Haimann, Scott, and Connor. Computers Leedy. Annotating Text. Example American Democracy Bassis, Gelles, and Levine. Types of Warranties: Gerver and Sgroi. Illiterate? Who, U.S? Bassis, Gelles, and Levine. Questions about the Selections. Review: Writing to Read and Remember. Questions about Writing to Read and Remember. 6. Using Game Plans with Longer Selections. Early Settlers in the Americas Eibling, Jackson, and Perrone. Smoking-A Slow Suicide Simone. Questions about the Textbook Chapters. Culture Clash: Foreign Parents, American Child Rearing Ojito. Essay Question. 7. Organizing Information. Written Patterns of Organization. Listing. Example. Map. Signal Words. Order. Example. Map. Signal Words. Cause-Effect. Example. Map. Signal Words. Comparison-Contrast. Example. Map. Signal Words. Definition-Example. Example. Map. Signal Words. Practice with Textbook Selections. Selection A: "Best Sellers" Vivian. Selection B: "The Zone" Sears. Selection C: "Elitist vs. Populist Values" Vivian. Selection D: "The Natural Sciences and the Social Sciences" Henslin. Selection E: "Mandatory Education" Henslin. Study Patterns of Organization. Outlining. The Formal Outline.Skidell, Myrna Bigman is the author of 'Main Idea Reading to Learn', published 2001 under ISBN 9780205339815 and ISBN 0205339816.
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