Teaches fundamental and critical reading skills in the context of high-interest readings. For lower level developmental reading courses, Book 1 offers a six-step method for acquiring skills in both critical and study reading. This volume also introduces students to identifying points of view, arguments and supporting details, and then evaluating that support.
Table of Contents
PART I: READING FUNDAMENTALS.
PART II: INTRODUCTION TO THE ACTIVE CRITICAL THINKING (ACT) METHOD.
1. Listening: To Tell Fact From Opinion.
2. A League of Her Own.
3. How to Write a Business Letter.
4. How to Read Faster.
6. How to Read a Newspaper.
7. Your Financial Independence in Ten "Foolish" Steps.
8. Improve Your Memory in 7 Easy Steps.
9. How to Become an Effective Test Taker.
10. Obtaining Information about Employment Opportunities.
ISSUE: Lie-Detector Tests.
11. Lie-Detector Tests Should Be Prohibited.
12. Lie-Detector Tests Should Not Be Prohibited.
PART III: USING THE ACT METHOD FOR STUDY.
Textbook Reading Selections.
13. Reading Textbook Illustrations.
14. The Life Cycle of Romantic Relationships.
15. What is Art Music?
16. Stage Fright.
18. AIDS: A Crisis of Our Time.
19. Anger, Aggression, and Assertiveness.
20. Understanding Prejudice.
21. The All-American Male.
22. Sexual Abuse and Harassment.
23. Ethical Considerations in Psychology Experiments.
24. Textbooks Distort History.