College Reading With the Active Critical Thinking Method, Book 1

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9780534518509: College Reading With the Active Critical Thinking Method, Book 1

Maker/Lenier teach fundamental and critical reading skills in the context of high-interest readings. For intermediate developmental reading courses, Book 2 enables readers to make the progression from fundamentals to critical reading, study reading, and more advanced use of the Active Critical Thinking (ACT) method. Ten textbook selections challenge students to read critically on a variety of issues.

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PART I: READING FUNDAMENTALS. Improving Vocabulary. Paragraph Comprehension. PART II: INTRODUCTION TO THE ACTIVE CRITICAL THINKING (ACT) METHODACT: A SIX-STEP PROCESS. Reading Selections. 1. How to Improve Your Vocabulary. 2. How Almost Anyone Can Become a Millionaire: Simple Rules for Attaining Future Wealth. 3. The Many Miracles of Mark Hicks. 4. Superstitions: Just Whistling in the Dark. 5. Saved. 6. How to Strengthen Your Memory Power. 7. Don't Tell Jaime Escalante Minorities Can't Meet (High) Standards! 8. 9 Obstacles to Creativity--and How You Can Remove Them. 9. Improving Test-Taking Strategies. 10. Conflict and Communication: Learning How to Disagree. PART III: TEXTBOOK LEARNING WITH THE ACT METHOD. Creating a Study System Using the ACT Method. Textbook Reading Selections. 11. The Stages of Death and Loss. 12. Intellectual Health: Critical Thinking and the Art of Living. 13. Shared Characteristics of Life. 14. Interpersonal Attractions: Liking and Loving. 15. Safer Sex. 16. Choosing an Occupation or a Career. 17. Causes of Infection: Pathogens. 18. Family Violence. 19. Why We Sleep. 20. Ethics and the Consumer. PART IV: CRITICAL READING WITH THE ACT METHOD. Critical Thinking Using the ACT Method. Critical Reading Selections. Issue 1: "Three Strikes" Laws. 21. How Many Prisons Must We Build to Feel Secure. 22. A Case for Discretion. Issue 2: Competition in Sports and Games. 23. No-Win Situations. 24. Who Wins? Who Cares? Issue 3: Smoking. 25. The Amazing Smoke Screen. 26. Remarks on the Tobacco Settlement. Issue 4: Euthanasia. 27. Acting to End a Life is Sometimes Justified. 28. In Crisis, She Rejected Plea to Expedite Dying. Issue 5: Affirmative Action. 29. The Dream, the Stars and Dr. King. 20. Spiral of Silence.

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