Reading Across the Disciplines: College Reading and Beyond, Second Edition

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Reading Across the Disciplines improves college students' reading and thinking skills through brief skill instruction and extensive practice structured around readings in various academic disciplines. Brief reading skill introduction (in handbook format) introduces readers to essential vocabulary, comprehension, critical reading, and reading rate skills. “Selections from Academic Disciplines,” has thirteen chapters, each containing four readings representative of a different academic discipline., “Textbook Chapter Readings,” contains two complete textbook chapters that enable readers to practice skills on longer pieces of writing. For those interested in improving basic reading skills to college level.

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Reading Across the Disciplines improves one's reading and thinking skills through brief skill instruction and extensive practice structured around readings in various academic disciplines. The book is organized into three parts. Part One presents a brief skill introduction to essential vocabulary, comprehension, critical reading, and reading rate skills. Part Two has twelve chapters, each containing four readings representative of a different academic discipline. Part Three contains two complete textbook chapters that enable readers to practice skills on longer pieces of writing. For those interested in developing their reading skills at the 9-12 grade reading level.

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Kathleen McWhorter (Ph.D. SUNY, Buffalo) is Professor of Humanities and Coordinator of Learning Skills at Niagara County Community College. In addition to her developmental writing series from Houghton Mifflin, McWhorter is the author of several successful reading and study skills texts from Longman including College Reading and Study Skills, Efficient and Flexible Reading, Academic Reading, and Guide to College Reading. Recently, Bedford Books also published a new title from McWhorter, Successful College Writing, for freshman composition courses.

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