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Reading Power 6th Edition

James I. Brown, Vivian Vick Fishco

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 1995, 1991
  • 560 Pages


A mid-level text, the Sixth Edition of Reading Power balances timed readings with extensive instructional guidance and pedagogical support. Students calculate their reading rate by timing themselves, and test their comprehension by answering Getting the Facts, Getting the Meaning, and other questions. Leaning on Context and Making the Words Yours activities help students understand difficult vocabulary, and Leaning on Parts focuses on important prefix, root, and suffix rules.

James I. Brown, University of Minnesota

Vivian Vick Fishco, President, Success Enterprise

Vicki Fishco collaborated with Professor Brown on Efficient Reading and is currently a consultant for reading/learning centers.
I. The Check-up
1. Reading Power--Key to Personal Growth
2. Surviving the Information Avalanche, James I. Brown
3. How to Read a Difficult Book, Mortimer J. Adler
4. How Should You Build Up Your Vocabulary?
5. The Master-Word Approach to Vocabulary, James I. Brown
6. Words That Laugh and Cry, Charles A. Dana
II. The Start-up
7. How Do You Best Get the Facts?
8. Short Words Are Words of Might, Louise Andrews Kent
9. The Three Who Found Death, Geoffrey Chaucer
III. The Speed-up
10. How Can You Speed Up Your Reading?
11. The All-Important Question, James I. Brown
12. Words Can Be Slippery, Frank G. Jennings
13. Speeding by Surveying
14. The First Rule of Conversation, Larry King
15. How to REALLY Talk to Another Person, Malcolm Boyd
16. Speeding by Skimming
17. Two Ways of Looking at Life, Martin E.P. Seligman
18. Two Words to Avoid, Two to Remember, Arthur Gordon
19. Speeding by Scanning
20. Watching a Veterinarian at Work, James Herriot
21. Watch a Surgeon at Work, William A. Nolen
IV. The Work-up
22. Reading for Meaning
23. The Juggler, Robert Fulghum
24. Father and the Tommyknockers, Ruth Woodman
25. Reading Words More Effectively
26. Listening, Natalie Goldberg
27. How to Remember: Some Fundamental Principles, Robert L. Montgomery
28. Reading Paragraphs More Effectively
29. How to Work for a Rotten Boss, Dr. Joyce Brothers
30. The Joy of Quitting, Cora Daniels and Carol Vinzant
31. Reading Entire Selections More Effectively
32. He Survived His Own Funeral, Brad Steitger and Sherry Hanson-Steiger
33. Ten Football Stars and Yours Truly, Warren Robertson
34. Literature: Nothing to Be Afraid Of
35. The Open Window, Saki
36. The Gun, Ann Carol
37. Getting Better Grades
38. The Dividends for Quitters, Andrew Tobias
39. The Road to Wellville, Todd Mitchell
40. Generating New and Wider Interests
41. America Won''t Win ''Til It Reads More, Stratford P. Sherman
42. My Alma Mater, Malcolm X
V. The Round-up
43. Reading for School and Life
44. Good Health for Sale, Barbara Ehrenreich
45. Challenges to Racial and Sexual Discrimination, Mary Beth Norton et al.
46. Short Stories, John E. Schwiebert
47. Bureaucratic "Pathologies," James Q. Wilson and John J. DiIulio
48. The Nature and Importance of Effective Listening, Michael Osborn and Suzanne Osborn
49. Matter and Energy, Sharon Sherman and Alan Sherman
50. The Organization''s Culture, Ricky Griffin
51. The Nature of Social Responsibility, William Pride and O.C. Ferrell
Ultimate Review
1. Beating Academic Stress
2. That All-Important Attitude
3. Mistakes
4. Getting on Track, Part I--The Value of Academic Advising
5. Getting on Track, Part II--Choosing a Major
6. Developing Problem-Solving Skills
7. Why Study Groups Work
8. Developing a Study Plan
9. Learning to Remember
10. The Goal--Adaptability
11. Treat Causes, Not Symptoms
12. "I Finally Got It!" or Capturing the Elusive Main Idea
13. Drawing Inferences or Fishing in the Author''s Mind for What Is Not on the Page
14. Summarizing
15. Reading--On Screen
16. A Writing Center Approach to Composition
17. Equity under the Law
18. Success on the Job
19. The Ethics of Emailing
20. Evaluating Internet Information