Efficient Reading

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Designed for students with marginally acceptable reading skills who want to read faster and with better comprehension, Efficient Reading is a classic in its field. Among the outstanding pedagogical features of the Eighth Edition are well-defined reading strategies for each selection and well-conceived exercises and comprehension questions by the authors of the widely-used Nelson-Denny Reading Diagnostic Test.

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Vicki Fishco collaborated with Professor Brown on Efficient Reading and is currently a consultant for reading/learning centers.

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I. Reading Selections Section I: Background 1. "Future Shock's Doc," Nancy Spiller 2. "Laughter Is a Language," T.D. Allen 3. "Two Ways of Looking at Life," Martin E.P. Seligman 4. "Language as a Tool," J. Samuel Bois 5. "Beware the Adversary Culture," Mortimer B. Zuckerman 6. "Creativity," Kaiser Aluminum News 7. "The Importance of Being Interested," H. Addington Bruce 8. "How to Remember: Some Basic Principles," Robert L. Montgomery 9. "The Fifty-First Dragon," Heywood Broun 10. "How's Your Emotional Balance?" Walter Pauk 11. "The Educated Man," James Ansara 12. "Getting Organized," Marlys J. Harris 13. "Copy Cat," William Ecenbarger 14. "The Dynamics of Change," Don Fabun 15. "Habit: Make It Your Friend, Not Your Enemy," William James 16. "Language and Culture," Manuel G. Mendoza and Vince Napoli 17. "Cultural Literacy--What Is It?" E.D. Hirsch, Jr. 18. "Your Words Make You What You Are," S.I. Hayakawa Section II: On Reading 19. "How to Enjoy the Classics," Steve Allen 20. "Starting to Read," Stuart Brent 21. "The Verger," Somerset Maugham 22. "Handling the Knowledge Explosion," James I. Brown 23. "The Bible's Timeless--and Timely--Insights," Smiley Blanton, M.D. 24. "Reading for Meaning," James I. Brown 25. "Owed to the Public Library," Lesley Conger 26. "Feeding the Mind," Lewis Carroll 27. "You Can't Get Ahead Today Unless You Read," George Gallup 28. "There's Always a Book--Or Is There?" John Jakes 29. "Super-Speeds for the Knowledge Explosion," James I. Brown 30. "The Most Precious Gift," Hank Wittemore 31. "Reading for A's," Elizabeth McPherson and Gregory Cowan 32. "How Fast Should a Person Read?" George Cuomo 33. "Does Your Body Talk Do You In?" Dianne Hales and Dr. Robert Hales 34. "Why Do We Read?" Frank G. Jennings 35. "Why Reading Matters," Alex Haley Section III: On Writing 36. "How to Write Letters," Alma Denny 37. "The Hustle (How to Get Good Grades and Still Enjoy College)," Michael E. Gorman 38. "The Most Unforgettable Character I've Met," Henry Schindall 39. "Ten Tips to Help You Write Better," Changing Times 40. "The Road to Success in Writing," Madeline L'Engle 41. "Writing the Feature Article," Rita Berman 42. "Write a Resume That Gets the Job," Changing Times 43. "How to Write with Style," Kurt Vonnegut 44. "On Learning to Write," Benjamin Franklin 45. "Why I Write," Joan Didion Section IV: On Speaking 46. "Around the Fire," Louis Untermeyer 47. "Simple Secrets of Public Speaking," Dale Carnegie 48. "The 30,000 Words a Day We Talk," Virgil Baker 49. "The Raconter Rats," Frederick Waterman 50. "Lend Me Your Ears," Bush Satterfield 51. "Mark Twain's Speechmaking Strategy," Lydel Sims 52. "Knute Rockne," Francis Wallace 53. "Any Questions?" Robert Fulghum 54. "You CAN Be Persuasive," Morton L. Janklow 55. "Ask, Don't Tell," Nardi Reeder Campion Section V: On Listening 56. "We Quit Talking--and Now the Cupboard Is Bare," Ewart A. Autry 57. "Basic Building Blocks for Total Listening," Robert L. Montgomery 58. "How to REALLY Talk to Another Person," Malcolm Boyd 59. "Are You Listening?" Stuart Chase 60. "Everybody's Listening!" Bess Sondel 61. "On Listening and Not Listening," Lyman K. Steil 62. "Generating More Ear Power," Florence I. Wolff, Nadine C. Marsnik, William S. Tacey, and Ralph G. Nichols 63. "Listening Is a 10-Part Skill," Ralph G. Nichols 64. "After This Manner, Therefore, Listen," B.W. Overstreet 65. "What Has Listening Done for Us?" James I. Brown Section VI: On Vocabulary 66. "How to Improve Your Vocabulary," Tony Randall 67. "Test Your Vocabulary," William Morris 68. "Words That Laugh and Cry," Charles A. Dana 69. "Steps to Improve Your Vocabulary," Edgar Dale 70. "In Defense of Gender," Cyra McFadden 71. "My Alma Mater," Malcolm X 72. "Two Words to Avoid, Two to Remember," Arthur Gordon 73. "A Master-Word Approach to Vocabulary," James I. Brown 74. "Warming Up to Words," Frank G. Jennings 75. "The Power of a Name," Mary G. Marcus Section VII: Current Problems 76. "Fighting Fatty," Libby Smith and Richard A. Smith 77. "How to Live 24 Hours a Day," Arthur Gordon 78. "Venus and Mars," John Gray 79. "Fulfilling Our Four Human Needs," Stephen Covey, A. Roger Merrill, and Rebecca Merrill 80. "Painless Negotiating With Anyone, Anywhere," Roger Fisher and William Ury 81. "None of This Is Fair," Richard Rodriguez 82. "Seven Keys to the Puzzle of Coping with Life," Roy Menninger, M.D. 83. "Presumed Innocents," Susan Goodman 84. "The Great Paradigm Shift," Gloria Steinem 85. "Fellow Travelers on the Info Highway," Tom McNichol 86. "Tactics That Win Good Part-Time Jobs," Nancy Henderson II. Comprehension and Vocabulary Check Questions and Exercises

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