Bridging The Gap Plus Myreadinglab With Pearson Etext -- Access Card Package

Book & Toy | January 19, 2016

byBrenda D. Smith, Leeann Morris

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Builds on the skills for college reading success
Bridging the Gap encourages students to build on their previous reading experience to develop strategies for the demands of college reading. The authors help students create schemata through numerous academic readings and videos, and ultimately build new “bridges” with text-to-text, text-to-world, and text-to-self connections. 

At the same time, fundamentals are strengthened through comprehensive skill instruction, critical-thinking activities, dependable exercises and examples, vocabulary development, and abundant high-interest readings. Each chapter introduces a new strategy, provides short exercises, and then offers practice through longer textbook selections. A new sequencing of topics begins with subjects that are critical to college reading success.


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MyReadingLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them develop their reading skills and promotes transference of those skills to college-level work. Full-length readings and assignments from the text are available in the etext version of MyReadingLab, strengthening the connection between the classroom and work done outside of class.

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Dr. Brenda Smith, Professor Emerita of Georgia State University, is the author of Bridging the Gap, Breaking Through, and the Reader’s Handbook.  In addition, Dr. Smith has authored other books on college reading and testtaking, as well as being the general editor of a series of study skills books for five different content areas.  Dr...

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Table of Contents

1.  Active Academic Reading
What Is Active Academic Reading?  
What Can We Learn From Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience? 
BRAIN BOOSTER 
BRAIN BOOSTER: Are You Paying Attention? 
Help Your Brain Absorb New Information 
Poor Concentration: Causes and Cures 
External Distractions  
Internal Distractions  
BRAIN BOOSTER: Are You Curious? 
READER’S TIP: Improving Concentration  
READER’S TIP: Managing Electronic Communication  
Is Reading Rate Important?  
Varying Rate and Technique to Fit Purpose  
Rate Variations and Prior Knowledge  
READER’S TIP: Efficient Reading: Adjusting Rate and Technique to Material and Purpose 
What Is Your Baseline Reading Rate? 
BRAIN BOOSTER: Music to Our Ears and to Our Brains
Habits for Faster Reading  
Strategies for Reading Comprehension Tests  
Plan for Success  
Before Taking a Test  
BRAIN BOOSTER: Balance Memorization and Application in Test Preparation  
During the Test  
After the Test  
BRAIN BOOSTER: Turn Mistakes Into Successes 
Recognize the Major Types of Comprehension Questions 
READER’S TIP: Key Words in Essay Questions  
Locus of Control  
SUMMARY POINTS  
SELECTION 1 PSYCHOLOGY  
“Are you Stalling? Win the Battle Against Procrastination!” from Samuel E. Wood, Ellen Green Wood, and Denise G. Boyd
CONCEPT PREP FOR PSYCHOLOGY  
SELECTION 2 HISTORY  
“Home Front Workers, Rosie the Riveter, and Victory Girls” from Jacqueline Jones, et al.
CONCEPT PREP FOR HISTORY  
SELECTION 3 SCIENCE 
“Is there Enough Earth for Everyone?”  from Teresa Audesirk, Gerald Audesirk, and Bruce E. Byers
VOCABULARY BOOSTER: OVER, UNDER, AROUND, AND THROUGH  

2.  Strategic Reading and Study
What Is Strategic Reading? 
Four Types of Readers 
The Stages of Reading  
Stage 1: Strategies for Previewing  
Signposts for Previewing  
READER’S TIP: Ask Questions While Previewing 
Preview to Activate Schemata 
BRAIN BOOSTER: Schemata and Your Brain
Stage 2: Strategies for Integrating Knowledge While Reading  
Integrating Ideas: How Do Good Readers Think?  
Metacognition  
READER’S TIP: Using Thinking Strategies While Reading  
READER’S TIP: Developing Metacognition for Reading  
Stage 3: Strategies for Recalling  
Recalling Through Writing  
The Three Steps of Recalling  
READER’S TIP: Thinking After Reading  
BRAIN BOOSTER: Use It to Remember It!  
SUMMARY POINTS  
SELECTION 1 HISTORY  
“Madam C. J. Walker: Business Savvy to Generous Philanthropy” from America.gov Archive
SELECTION 2 HEALTH 
“High-Risk Drinking and College Students” from Rebecca J. Donatelle and Patricia Ketchum
SELECTION 3 BUSINESS  
“Toms Shoes: ‘Be the Change You Want to See in the World’” from Gary Armstrong and Philip Kotler
CONCEPT PREP FOR BUSINESS 
VOCABULARY BOOSTER: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY  

3. Organizing Textbook Information for Study  
Get Organized for College Study  
Building Knowledge Networks  
The Study Process  
Organizing Textbook Information  
BRAIN BOOSTER: Exercise to Boost Brain Power
Annotating  
Why Annotate?  
READER’S TIP: How to Annotate
When to Annotate  
Note Taking 
When and How to Take Notes  
The Cornell Method 
READER’S TIP: How to Take Notes: The Cornell Method  
Outlining  
READER’S TIP: Guidelines for Successful Outlining  
BRAIN BOOSTER: Sleep and Problem Solving  
Mapping  
READER’S TIP: How to Map  
SUMMARY POINTS  
SELECTION 1 BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS  
“Watch Your Language!” from Gary Armstrong and Philip Kotler
CONCEPT PREP FOR COMMUNICATIONS AND LANGUAGE
SELECTION 2 HEALTH  
“Managing Stress in College” from Rebecca J. Donatelle
CONCEPT PREP FOR HEALTH   
SELECTION 3 CRIMINAL JUSTICE  
“Police DNA Collection Sparks Questions” from the Associated Press
VOCABULARY BOOSTER: WHO’S WHO IN MEDICINE?  

4. Vocabulary  
Remembering New Words and Unlocking Meaning  
Associate Words in Phrases  
Associate Words with Rhymes or Sounds  
BRAIN BOOSTER: Use Your Senses to Make More Sense! 
Associate Words With Images  
Seek Reinforcement  
Create Concept Cards  
Use Strategies to Unlock Meaning While Reading  
Using Context Clues  
Definition or Synonym  
Elaborating Details  
Examples  
Comparison  
Contrast  
Antonyms  
Limitations of Context Clues  
Multiple Meanings of a Word  
Understanding the Structure of Words  
Using Word Reference Aids  
Using a Dictionary  
Using a Glossary  
Using a Thesaurus 
BRAIN BOOSTER: Meaning Matters!  
Deepening Word Meaning  
Exploring Word Origins  
Solving Analogies  
READER’S TIP: Categories of Analogy Relationships  
Studying Easily Confused Words  
SUMMARY POINTS 
SELECTION 1 HEALTH  
“Technology and Health” from Rebecca J. Donatelle
VOCABULARY BOOSTER: WHAT’S IN, WHAT’S OUT?
WHAT’S HOT, WHAT’S NOT?  

5. Main Idea and Supporting Details  
Topics, Main Ideas, and Supporting Details 
What Is a Topic?  
What Is a Main Idea?  
What Are Supporting Details?  
Distinguishing Topics, Main Ideas, and Details: A Closer Look 
Strategies for Finding the Main Idea  
Prior Knowledge and Constructing the Main Idea  
Identifying Main Ideas Among Sentences  
READER’S TIP: Using Three Questions to Find the Main Idea  
Questioning for the Main Idea  
Stated Main Ideas  
The Topic Sentence  
How Common Are Stated Main Ideas?  
Where Are Stated Main Ideas Located? 
What Are Major and Minor Details?  
READER’S TIP: Signals for Significance  
Unstated Main Ideas  
Unstated Main Ideas in Sentences  
Unstated Main Ideas in Paragraphs
Determining the Main Idea of Longer Selections  
READER’S TIP: Getting the Main Idea of Longer Selections  
BRAIN BOOSTER: Brains Need the Right Amount of Sleep
Summary Writing: A Main Idea Skill  
Why Summarize?  
READER’S TIP: How to Summarize 
BRAIN BOOSTER: Chronic Stress and the Brain  
SUMMARY POINTS  
SELECTION 1 PSYCHOLOGY  
“The Obedience Study” from Carole Wade, Carol Tavris, and Maryanne Garry
CONCEPT PREP FOR PSYCHOLOGY  
SELECTION 2 SHORT STORY  
“On the Sidewalk, Bleeding” from Evan Hunter
CONCEPT PREP FOR LITERATURE  
SELECTION 3 CRIMINAL JUSTICE  
“Fighting Violent Gang Crime with Math” from Stuart Wolpert
VOCABULARY BOOSTER: THE SUN, THE MOON, AND THE STARS  

6. Patterns of Organization  
Textbook Organization: The Big Picture  
What Do Transitional Words Do?  
Words That Signal Addition  
Words That Signal Examples or Illustrations  
Words That Signal Time or Sequence  
Words That Signal Comparison  
Words That Signal Contrast  
READER’S TIP: Transitions and Their Functions  
Words That Signal Cause and Effect  
Patterns of Organization in Textbooks  
BRAIN BOOSTER: Brains Like Patterns  
Simple Listing  
Definition  
Description  
Time Order, Sequence, or Narration  
Comparison 
Contrast  
Comparison and Contrast  
Cause and Effect  
Classification  
Summary  
Location or Spatial Order  
Generalization and Example  
READER’S TIP: Patterns of Organization and Signal Words  
Clues to the Organizational Pattern  
BRAIN BOOSTER: Watering the Brain  
Mixed Organizational Patterns  
SUMMARY POINTS  
SELECTION 1 COMMUNICATIONS  
“Managing Conflict” from Joseph A. DeVito
SELECTION 2 HISTORY  
“Barbara Johns Leads a Student Strike” from Clayborne Carson, et al.
CONCEPT PREP FOR ART HISTORY  
SELECTION 3 BUSINESS  
“Why is Papa John’s Rolling in the Dough?” from Courtland L. Bovée, John V. Thrill, and Barbara E. Schatzman
VOCABULARY BOOSTER: CAN I GET THAT IN WRITING?  

7. Inference  
What Is an Inference?  
What Is Required to Make a Reasonable Inference?  
Implied Meaning in Humor  
BRAIN BOOSTER: The Brain’s Pleasure Center and Learning
Connotative Language  
Euphemisms and Politically Correct Language  
Figurative Language  
Idioms  
Similes  
Metaphors  
Hyperbole  
Personification  
Verbal Irony  
Figurative Language in Poetry  
Clues to Making Logical Inferences  
Inferences Based on Facts  
Inferences Based on the Voice of a Speaker or Narrator  
Inferences Based on Action and Description  
Inferences Based on Prior Knowledge  
BRAIN BOOSTER: Boost Brain Power Through
Collaboration 
Expanding Prior Knowledge  
READER’S TIP: Making Inferences  
Drawing Conclusions  
SUMMARY POINTS  
SELECTION 1 SHORT STORY  
“A Dip in the Poole” from Bill Pronzini
CONCEPT PREP FOR PHILOSOPHY AND LITERATURE 
SELECTION 2 PHILOSOPHY 
“Coyote” from Robert S. Ellwood
SELECTION 3 PERSONAL NARRATIVE  
“Fear the College Years” from John Corcoran
CONCEPT PREP FOR POLITICAL SCIENCE 
VOCABULARY BOOSTER: SAY, WHAT?  

8. Point of View  
What Is the Author’s Point of View?  
Textbooks and the Author’s Point of View  
What Is Bias? 
READER’S TIP: Questions to Uncover Bias  
The Importance of the Reader’s Point of View  
BRAIN BOOSTER: Male and Female Brains and Their Points of View
What Are Facts and Opinions? 
What Is the Author’s Purpose? 
What Is the Author’s Tone? 
READER’S TIP: Recognizing an Author’s Tone  
Using Tone and Other Clues to Determine the Point of View in Editorial Cartoons  
SUMMARY POINTS  
SELECTION 1 PHILOSOPHY  
“Decision” from Gary R. Kirby and Jeffery R. Goodpaster
SELECTION 2 SCIENCE  
“Earth’s Changing Climate” from Teresa Audesirk, Gerald Audesirk, and Bruce E. Byers
SELECTION 3 PSYCHOLOGY 
“Mental Disorder and Personal Responsibility” from Carole Wade, Carol Tavris, and Maryanne Garry
VOCABULARY BOOSTER: LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!  

9. Graphic Illustrations  
What Graphics Do 
READER’S TIP: How to Read Graphic Illustrations  
Types of Graphic Illustrations  
Diagrams  
Tables 
Maps  
Pie Graphs  
Bar Graphs  
Cumulative Bar Graphs 
Line Graphs  
Flowcharts  
SUMMARY POINTS  
SELECTION 1 PERSONAL NARRATIVE  
“Little Income, Big Debt: Managing Money in College” from Trent Hamm
SELECTION 2 SCIENCE  
“The Risks and Benefits of Weight Loss Plans” from Jane B. Reece et al.
SELECTION 3 SOCIOLOGY 
“People, Technology, and the Environment” from John J. Macionis
VOCABULARY BOOSTER: PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM 

10.  Critical Thinking  
What Is Thinking?  
What Is Analytical Thinking?  
What Is Critical Thinking?  
Critical Thinking Skills and College Goals 
READER’S TIP: Four Habits of Effective Critical Thinkers  
Barriers to Critical Thinking 
Recognizing an Argument  
Steps in Analyzing and Evaluating an Argument  
Step 1: Identify the Position on the Issue 
Step 2: Identify the Support in the Argument  
READER’S TIP: Types of Support for Arguments  
Step 3: Evaluate the Support  
Step 4: Evaluate the Argument  
Inductive and Deductive Reasoning  
Applying the Four Steps of Critical Thinking  
Explanation of the Four Steps  
Creative and Critical Thinking 
BRAIN BOOSTER: The Creative Brain  
SUMMARY POINTS 
Themed Readings 
Technology, Crime, and Ethics  
SELECTION 1 CRIMINAL JUSTICE 
“High Technology and Criminal Opportunity” from Frank J. Schmalleger
SELECTION 2 CRIMINAL JUSTICE  
“Fighting Crime with Technology” from Frank J. Schmalleger
SELECTION 3 ESSAY  
“The Writer and the Troll” from Lindy West
VOCABULARY BOOSTER: FOREIGN TERMS  
Glossary  
Credits  
Index  
Progress Chart for Reading Selections