Bridging The Gap: College Reading (Second Printing) (8th Edition)

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9780321416759: Bridging The Gap: College Reading (Second Printing) (8th Edition)

The first reading text to focus on how to read college textbooks, "Bridging the Gap," by Brenda Smith continues to be the #1 textbook choice of developmental reading educators. Coverage of basic and critical reading skills. The readings and "Concept Preps " reflect a variety of academic disciplines, including psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science, history, computer science, communication and language, literature, philosophy, art, the sciences, business, economics, nutrition, and allied health. Paired readings link each longer, end-of-chapter academic selection with a short non-textbook excerpt, called "Contemporary Focus, " demonstrating the real-world relevance of the text selection. Those interested in improving readings skills at the college level.

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"Bridging the Gap" was the first book to focus on how to read college textbooks. This college-level focus has since evolved to connect textbook readings to academic and everyday reading sources and represent three bridges of reading: text-to-text, text-to-world, and text-to-self.

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Brenda D. Smith, Professor Emeritus at Georgia State University, has more than 30 years of teaching experience. Her books have helped more than 100,000 students become better readers. Awarded with the "Outstanding Article in the Journal of Developmental Education" by the National Association of Developmental Educators two years in a row, and named "Distinguished Alumni Professor" by the Georgia State University Alumni Association, Dr. Smith continues to be recognized for her contributions to the field of reading skills.

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