Higher Education

Reading Beyond Words, 6th Edition

  • W. Royce Adams Santa Barbara City College, Emeritus
  • Jane Brody Santa Barbara City College
  • ISBN-10: 0155080296  |  ISBN-13: 9780155080294
  • 380 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1995
  • © 2000 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $146.25



This sixth edition of READING BEYOND WORDS continues to provide instructional materials to help students develop reading-study skills, not only for college success but for lifetime use. As the title suggests, reading beyond words implies not only comprehending what the words are saying, butinterpreting, questioning, comparing, and evaluating what an author means. Comprehension exercises lead students from the basics of finding main ideas to realizing that some questions have no ready answers and require thought and discussion. Reading selections vary in length, difficulty, and subject matter, accommodating a variety of student skill levels and interests. Selections by Malcolm X, John Gonzales, and Richard Rodriguez provide inspiration and encouragement to students.

Table of Contents

1. Reading for Main Ideas.
2. Using Writing Patterns to Find the Main Ideas.
3. Understanding Textbooks.
4. Reading to Learn.
5. Distinguishing Fact from Opinion and Bias.
6. Understanding an Author�s Purpose and Tone.
7. Drawing Inferences and Detecting Propaganda.
8. Thinking for Yourself.

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.