Higher Education

Opportunity for Skillful Reading, 8th Edition

  • Irwin L. Joffe Phoenix College
  • ISBN-10: 0155065882  |  ISBN-13: 9780155065888
  • 448 Pages
  • © 1997 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $149.00

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Overview

This eighth edition of OPPORTUNITY FOR SKILLFUL READING is your best opportunity yet to master the reading skills that foster academic success. You’ll be led through a simple step- by- step approach that has made this book a favorite nationwide.

Table of Contents

PRETEST.
1. USING VOCABULARY IN CONTEXT.
Practice Exercises.
2. FINDING MAIN IDEAS.
Practice Exercises.
3. DETERMINING SIGNIFICANT DETAILS.
Practice Exercises.
4. SEEING RELATIONSHIPS I: EXAMPLE; EXPLANATION; COMPARISON-CONTRAST.
Practice Exercises.
5. SEEING RELATIONSHIPS II: DEFINITION; REPETITION; CAUSE-EFFECT; CONCLUSION.
Practice Exercises.
6. DEVELOPING ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS: OUTLINING AND MAPPING.
Practice Exercises.
7. USING THE PQ3R METHOD OF STUDY.
Practice Exercises.
8. LOCATING SPECIFIC INFORMATION.
Practice Exercises.
9. FOLLOWING PRINTED DIRECTIONS.
Practice Exercises.
10. UNDERSTANDING CRITICAL COMPREHENSION.
Practice Exercises.
QUIZZES FOR CHAPTERS 1-12.
PQ3R Practice Selection.
Reading Rate.
Improving Reading Rate.
How to Use This Section.
Selection 1: BECOMING A SUCCESSFUL STUDENT.
Comprehension Questions. Skill Development Questions.
Selection 2: IMPROVE YOUR MEMORY.
Comprehension Questions. Skill Development Questions.
Selection 3: CLEARING A NEW PATH TO THE TOP.
Comprehension Questions. Skill Development Questions.
Selection 4: THE INTERVIEW.
Comprehension Questions. Skill Development Questions.
Selection 5: THE GARBAGE MAN.
Comprehension Questions. Skill Development Questions.
Selection 6: I HAVE A DREAM.
Comprehension Questions. Skill Development Questions.
Selection 7: DRIVING FORCE.
Comprehension Questions. Skill Development Questions.
Selection 8: TRACER OF MISSING HEIRS.
Comprehension Questions. Skill Development Questions.
Selection 9: CAR THEFT: GROWTH INDUSTRY.
Comprehension Questions. Skill Development Questions.
Selection 10: GENTLY DOES IT: WALK YOUR WAY TO HEALTH.
Comprehension Questions. Skill Development Questions.
APPENDIX.
Answers to Practice Exercises.
Answers to Comprehension Questions.
Answers to Skill-Development Questions.
Reading Rate Table and Progress Chart.
Acknowledgements.