Higher Education

The Wadsworth Guide to Reading Textbooks, 3rd Edition

  • Cengage Learning
  • ISBN-10: 1111840172  |  ISBN-13: 9781111840174
  • 288 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2005
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $26.25
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About

Overview

The Wadsworth Guide to Reading Textbooks highlights key skills and strategies required to successfully read college-level materials. Part One describes elements that often appear in textbooks, such as definitions, visual aids, and charts. Part Two examines how to deal with distractions, manage time, take notes, and read critically. In Part Three, students apply what they have learned to 5 short selections from various college disciplines. Part Four features four full-length textbook chapters from actual business, physical sciences, history and sociology texts.

Features and Benefits

  • Includes full-length textbook chapters to prepare students for college-level reading.
  • Walks students through the different parts of a textbook, using actual chapters from college textbooks, to help them what each part is designed to do.
  • Provides general reading and writing instruction, using the textbook chapters as examples.
  • Covers skimming, scanning, and and active reading in detail.

Table of Contents

Contents.
PART I: FEATURES OF COLLEGE TEXTBOOKS.
Learning Goals or Chapter Objectives. Key Terms and Definitions. Chapter Outlines. Organization and Headings. Visual Aids. Chapter Summary. Review Questions, Discussion Questions, and Exercises. Study Guides.
PART II: STRATEGIES FOR READING COLLEGE TEXTBOOKS.
Your Physical Reading Environment. Dealing with Distractions. Time Management. The Reading Process. More Active Reading Techniques. "Speed" Reading and Efficient Reading. Critical Reading. Language and Learning.
PART III: USING TEXTBOOK FEATURES AND THE READING STRATEGIES: PRACTICE EXERCISES.
Exercise 1: Economics: "Demand" MGMT: "Diversity". Exercise 2: Psychology: "Stress and Stressors". Exercise 3: Communication: "Kinesics: Body Communication". Exercise 4: Chemistry: "The Scientific Method". Exercise 5: Humanities: "Impressionism".
PART IV: COLLEGE TEXTBOOK CHAPTERS WITH EXERCISES.
From Business: "Exploring the World of Business". Applying the Reading Strategies. Previewing the Chapter. Reading the Chapter. Check Your Understanding. Check Your Understanding. Check Your Understanding. From An Introduction to Physical Science: "Atmospheric Effects". Applying the Reading Strategies. Previewing the Chapter. Reading the Chapter. Check Your Understanding. Check Your Understanding. Check Your Understanding. From A People and a Nation: "Transforming Fire: The Civil War, 1861–1865". Applying the Reading Strategies. Previewing the Chapter. Reading the Chapter. Check Your Understanding. Check Your Understanding. Check Your Understanding. From Seeing Sociology: Families. Applying the Reading Strategies. Previewing the Chapter. Reading the Chapter. Check Your Understanding. Check Your Understanding. Answer Key.

What's New

  • Includes full-length sociology textbook chapter in Part IV and an updated section from a Management textbook in Part III.
  • Presents chapter objectives at the beginning of each chapter.
  • Offers a space on each exercise page for students to write their names.
  • Features a section on skimming and scanning in the "Speed Reading and Efficient Reading" section.
  • Includes additional information on active reading.

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Bundle: Practicing College Learning Strategies, 6th + The Wadsworth Guide to Reading Textbooks, 3rd

ISBN-10: 113380246X | ISBN-13: 9781133802464

List Price = $119.95  | CengageBrain Price = $119.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $90.50

This Bundle Includes:

  • The Wadsworth Guide to Reading Textbooks
    List Price = $34.95  | CengageBrain Price = $34.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $26.25
  • Practicing College Learning Strategies
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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"The Guide helps me not only to teach the strategies but also gives the class a shared experience in applying the strategies, and practice using the strategies, even if they are not in a course requiring textbook reading...I like the concrete approach...I know my students learn from it, and it helps them apply and practice the strategies I introduce them to in class."

— Julie Jackson-Coe, Genesee Community College

"Besides cost, the positive features of the text include the depth of discussion of textbook features in Part I and the reading process discussion in Part 2, the many textbook examples integrated with exercises in Part 3, and the full chapters in Part 4."

— Kerry Segel, Saginaw Valley State University

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Aplia™, 1 term Instant Access (High Level)  (ISBN-10: 1285464338 | ISBN-13: 9781285464336)

Aplia™ for Kanar, THE READER'S CORNER, is an online, auto-graded learning solution that helps your students becoming stronger readers. Engage and motivate your students with interesting, contemporary, and interactive activities and readings that pique student curiosity and build confidence with succinct instruction and a wealth of questions that lead to many small successes. With Aplia™ for Developmental English, you can manage the range of abilities of your reading and writing students with diagnostic testing and ongoing individualized practice through an Individualized Study Path (ISP) unique to Aplia™ from Cengage Learning. Visit http://www.aplia.com/developmentalenglish to learn more.

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Student Supplements

Aplia™, 1 term Instant Access (High Level)  (ISBN-10: 1285464338 | ISBN-13: 9781285464336)

Aplia™ for Kanar, THE READER'S CORNER, is an online, auto-graded learning solution that helps you become a stronger reader. Access your text online and become engaged and motivated with interesting, contemporary, and interactive activities and readings that pique your curiosity and build confidence with succinct instruction and a wealth of questions that lead to many small successes.

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

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Succeed in your course with Aplia's interactive learning system--featuring practice problems with immediate feedback and tools developed specifically for THE WADSWORTH GUIDE TO READING TEXTBOOKS, 3rd Edition, including step-by-step explanations that help you improve your reasoning and skills, interactive assignments that help you understand difficult or counterintuitive concepts, and more. Aplia has already helped more than a million students succeed in college classes.

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Succeed in your course with Aplia's interactive learning system--featuring practice problems with immediate feedback and tools developed specifically for THE WADSWORTH GUIDE TO READING AND TEXTBOOKS, 3rd Edition, including step-by-step explanations that help you improve your reasoning and skills, interactive assignments that help you understand difficult or counterintuitive concepts, and more. Aplia has already helped more than a million students succeed in college classes.

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