Higher Education

Developing Reading Versatility, 11th Edition

  • W. Royce Adams Santa Barbara City College, Emeritus
  • Becky Patterson University of Alaska, Anchorage, Emerita
  • ISBN-10: 0495802514  |  ISBN-13: 9780495802518
  • 448 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2005, 2001
  • © 2011 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $115.00
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About

Overview

DEVELOPING READING VERSATILITY, ELEVENTH EDITION, is written for the upper-level reading course (grade levels 9-12). This classic text offers students a comprehensive skills-strategies approach to reading that takes them from basic vocabulary development all the way through critical comprehension skills. The text offers a range of readings and exercises designed to help students meet any academic challenge and maximize both their efficiency and effectiveness as readers and students. From the development of study skills to using the Internet effectively to learning to evaluate textbook-style readings, DEVELOPING READING VERSATILITY offers students all the tools they need--as well as practice using them--to become successful college students.

Features and Benefits

  • Vocabulary checks at the end of each chapter familiarize students with words that they should know to successfully complete academic reading assignments at the college level.
  • Pro and con essays in the critical comprehension section helps students develop the skills to recognize the strengths and weaknesses of different arguments and analytical styles.
  • Exercises in three progressive areas--literal, critical, and affective comprehension--give students the chance to gradually build their reading and analytical skills.
  • Numerous comprehension and vocabulary questions and exercises throughout the text help reinforce the material and build students' reading confidence.
  • Updated information on the Internet and the effective use of search engines is paired with Internet activities that give students the opportunity to develop their online research skills.

Table of Contents

1. Developing Vocabulary Skills.
2. Developing Literal Recall.
3. Developing Study Reading Strategies.
CRITICAL COMPREHENSION.
4. Distinguishing Fact from Opinion.
5. Recognizing Tone, Figurative Language and Point of View.
6. Recognizing Inferences, Drawing Conclusions and Evaluating Arguments.
AFFECTIVE COMPREHENSION.
7. Developing Affective Awareness.
8. Reading Affectively Effectively.
9. Developing Computer Reading Skills.
APPENDICES.
Timed Reading Conversion Chart.
Student Record Chart.
Photo Credits.
Index.

What's New

  • The relocation of Chapter 9 on textbook comprehension to the Literal Comprehension section gives students upfront information and practice exercises designed to enhance their overall academic experience.
  • Chapter 3 on computer reading skills has been moved to the Critical Comprehension section, where students will gain a better understanding of how to critically analyze information provided on the Internet.
  • Additional timed readings have been added to help students improve reading rates.

Learning Resource Bundles

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Bundle: Text + Aplia™, 1 term Printed Access Card

ISBN-10: 1285045297  | ISBN-13: 9781285045290

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  • Developing Reading Versatility
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Bundle: Text + Aplia™ for Developmental Reading, High-Level, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  1285727363  | ISBN-13:  9781285727363

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  • Developing Reading Versatility
    List Price = $152.95  | CengageBrain Price = $152.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $115.00
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ISBN-10:  1305605772 | ISBN-13:  9781305605770

List Price = $165.95  | CengageBrain Price = $165.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $125.00

This Bundle Includes:

  • Developing Reading Versatility
    List Price = $152.95  | CengageBrain Price = $152.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $115.00
  • Aplia™, 1 term Instant Access
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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

ReadSpace with Personal Tutor, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1423999940 | ISBN-13: 9781423999942)

ReadSpace is a flexible, customizable, and easy-to-use online program powered by Angel. It contains a wealth of interactive tools for virtually any reading student at any level, including a comprehensive diagnostic exam and individualized learning plan, a reading survey that assesses your students' attitudes about reading, reading quizzes organized into three different levels, reading and vocabulary practice, and more!

List Price = $44.00  | CengageBrain Price = $44.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $44.00

ReadSpace with Personal Tutor Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1439085706 | ISBN-13: 9781439085707)

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Student Supplements

ReadSpace with Personal Tutor, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1423999940 | ISBN-13: 9781423999942)

ReadSpace is a flexible, customizable, and easy-to-use online program powered by Angel. It contains a wealth of interactive tools for virtually any reading student at any level, including a comprehensive diagnostic exam and individualized learning plan, a reading survey that assesses your students' attitudes about reading, reading quizzes organized into three different levels, reading and vocabulary practice, and more!

List Price = $44.00  | CengageBrain Price = $44.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $44.00

ReadSpace with Personal Tutor Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1439085706 | ISBN-13: 9781439085707)

ReadSpace is a flexible and easy-to-use online reading tool that includes a wealth of interactive tools to help you assess your reading comprehension and strengthen you reading skills to help you achieve success in college, your career, and life. 

List Price = $44.00  | CengageBrain Price = $44.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $44.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

W. Royce Adams

Royce Adams was a faculty member at Santa Barbara City College for many years. He is the author of several best-selling reading and writing textbooks and is an active participant in the College Reading and Learning Association.