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MindTap® Developmental Reading, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Flemming's Reading for Thinking, 8th Edition

  • Laraine E. Flemming
  • ISBN-10: 130538797X  |  ISBN-13: 9781305387973
  • © 2015 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $80.00
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Overview

MindTap™ Developmental Reading for Flemming's Reading for Thinking, 8th Edition is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. Access to this product is valid for 6 months of usage.

Features and Benefits

  • Control what content students see and when they see it with a learning path that can be used as-is or matched to your syllabus exactly.
  • Create a unique learning path of relevant readings, multimedia and activities that move students up the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension to analysis, application and critical thinking.
  • Integrate your own content into the MindTap Reader using your own documents or pull from sources like RSS feeds, YouTube videos, websites, Google docs and more.
  • Use powerful analytics and reports that provide a snapshot of class progress, time in course, engagement and completion.
  • Empower students with the information to know where they stand at all times – both individually and compared to the highest performers in class.
  • Help students stay organized and efficient with a single destination that reflects exactly what’s important to you, the instructor.
  • Automatically grade assignments and quizzes.

Content and Assets

The MindTap Learning Path guides students through readings, multimedia, and activities designed to follow the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension up to analysis and application. By hiding, rearranging, or adding your own content, you control what students see and when they see it and match the Learning Path to your course syllabus exactly.


The MindTap Learning Path guides students through readings, interactive quizzes, and homework assignments designed to follow the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension up to analysis and application. By hiding, rearranging, or adding your own content, you control what students see and when they see it – and match the Learning Path to your course syllabus exactly.
1. Acquiring the Keys to Academic Success.
2. Vocabulary Building for College Reading.
3. Reviewing Paragraph Essentials.
4. Identifying and Learning from Organizational Patterns.
5. Understanding, Outlining, and Summarizing Longer Readings.
Reviewing Longer Readings.
6. The Role of Inferences in Comprehension and Critical Reading.
7. Synthesizing Sources.
8. Understanding the Difference Between Fact and Opinion.
9. Analyzing Arguments.
10. Evaluating Arguments.
Putting It All Together.

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  • Printed Access Card

    ISBN-10: 1305387988 | ISBN-13: 9781305387980

    List Price = $80.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $60.00

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Resources

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Reading for Thinking  (ISBN-10: 1285430468 | ISBN-13: 9781285430461)

Through a winning combination of easy-to-understand explanations, high-interest readings, and a carefully designed chapter sequence, Laraine Flemming's READING FOR THINKING takes the mystery out of critical reading for developmental students. Following a comprehensive review of essential learning and comprehension strategies such as evaluating websites, identifying main ideas, and using organizational patterns to aid remembering, Flemming shows how critical reading is a natural part of comprehending an author's message. Chapter by chapter, students expand their definition of comprehension to include evaluating a writer's purpose, recognizing tone, separating fact from opinion, and determining the degree of bias, while also learning how to summarize and synthesize different points of view on the same topic. In addition to marginal annotations modeling the skilled reader's response, a host of new readings, a new vocabulary feature, and brand new material about reading on the Web, the eighth edition of READING FOR THINKING expands the use of writing assignments to help students identify the strategies writers use to communicate their ideas to readers effectively.

List Price = $82.95  | CengageBrain Price = $82.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $62.25

Student Supplements

Reading for Thinking  (ISBN-10: 1285430468 | ISBN-13: 9781285430461)

If you've ever looked at the pages of your textbook and wondered what to underline or take notes on, READING FOR THINKING is the book for you. It shows how to use clues left by the author to determine what's really important in a textbook and what's not. READING FOR THINKING goes way beyond illustrating how to identify the key points of an author's message. It also shows you how to evaluate that message, deciding for yourself if the author's tone matches the reading's context or purpose; or if an argument, which might seem persuasive at first glance, really holds up under a closer inspection.

List Price = $82.95  | CengageBrain Price = $82.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $62.25

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Laraine E. Flemming

After receiving her B.S. at Southern Connecticut State University, where she was certified as a teacher of secondary reading, Laraine Flemming went on to earn an M.A. in English literature at Boston College and a Ph.D. in American literature at the State University of New York in Buffalo. During her career, Flemming has taught students from elementary to graduate school covering subjects as varied as reading and writing, American literature, time management, speed reading, and study skills. She began writing textbooks while working as Director of the Reading and Writing Center at Dean Junior College. In need of a reading textbook that had lots of exercises combined with genuinely thought-provoking readings, Flemming decided to write her own. You can contact Laraine Flemming by emailing her at laflemm@comcast.net or by visiting her website at www.laflemm.com.

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