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Basic Skills and Strategies for College Reading: A Text with Thematic Reader (with MyReadingLab Student Access Code Card) (2nd Edition) 2nd Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0205723317
ISBN-10: 0205723314
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BASIC SKILLS AND STRATEGIES FOR COLLEGE READINGS A TEXT WITH THEMATIC READER is designed for college students in a first-level reading course (7-10th grade level). The text focuses on the essential reading skills necessary for effective comprehension and logically develops each of its six instructional chapters with explanations, examples, and practice to help students progress smoothly. This sequence of development encourages students to connect and integrate the new skills and information they are learning with what they already know.

The text also features three Thematic Reading Units—personal development, American government, and biology—each with a complete college text chapter as well as 3 to 5 supporting articles on the unifying topic. These thematic units supply multiple exposures to a topic, thus providing a scaffolding of knowledge that allows students to handle more sophisticated material, encourages a meaningful/connected understanding of the topic, and promotes critical thinking as students view a topic from a variety of perspectives. The book also provides authentic reading tasks to help prepare students to meet the demands of the texts and tasks they will encounter in future classes.

The text also offers:

  • End-of-chapter and end-of-theme Web Exercises that direct students to Internet sites appropriate to a specific content-related task.
  • A Companion Website (www.prenhall.com/mcgrath) that provides students with Web links, supplementary reading, additional vocabulary, and comprehension practice.
  • A variety of high-interest paragraphs and mufti-paragraph expository pieces from texts, magazines, and newspapers on diverse subjects, including personal finance, using the Internet, music, personal development, environmental science, career exploration, geography, biology, history, health, American government, and human relations.
  • An Appendix—Taking Standardized Reading Tests—provides useful information in a format that allows instructors to use it when it is most appropriate for their students.
  • Students can self check odd-numbered exercises with the "Suggested Answers" in the backmatter, while even-numbered exercises and "Putting It All Together" exercises can be used to monitor progress.
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Jane L. McGrath earned her undergraduate degrees in education and mass communications and her Ed.D. in reading education from Arizona State University. During her more than twenty-five years with the Maricopa Colleges, McGrath taught a variety of reading, English, journalism, and computer applications courses. McGrath has received Innovator of the Year honors from the Maricopa Colleges and the League of Innovation in Community Colleges. She has also received Outstanding Citizen awards from the cities of Phoenix and Tempe for her community service work. McGrath now combines talents with her husband Larry on a wide range of writing and computer projects from travel articles to cookbooks to technical pieces for the high-performance automotive industry. She is a member of the National Association of Developmental Educators and the College Reading and Learning Association.

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Longman; 2 edition (November 27, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0205723314
  • ISBN-13: 978-0205723317
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.7 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,354,133 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A. Hodgson on October 4, 2009
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I was sent the instructor version of the book. There was no information in the vedors book description that it was the instructor version. I complained to the vendor and had to send the book back to get a refund. I ordered another book and checked with the vendor who told me that they were 99% sure it was the student version. When it arrived it was again the instructor version. I did get a refund but I am now stuck without a student version that I can use in my class.

It is essential that the book vendor say specifically in the book description information that the book is a student version or an instructor version.
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By byanez on September 10, 2010
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great book. exactly how it was discribed. used, but in very good condition with some pages filled in with pencil. fast shipping, would by from seller again. book was wrapped and mailed accordingly...
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By Cam on October 27, 2013
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I got the book but when I opened the package it was a smaller book than I expected and not the same one in the picture but has same material in it
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i have been waiting for weeks for this book seller does not reply to emails. amazon used to be a great site never again will i order from them
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