Reading and All That Jazz

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byPeter Mather, Rita McCarthy

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Reading and All That Jazz, an introductory-to-intermediate reading text, motivates and engages readers with contemporary and relevant readings while building the essential reading skills and vocabulary needed for literal and critical comprehension. With multiple practice opportunities and an adaptive learning plan via Connect Reading, Reading and All That Jazz provides for genuine thinking, assessment, and interpretation.

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Reading and All That Jazz, an introductory-to-intermediate reading text, motivates and engages readers with contemporary and relevant readings while building the essential reading skills and vocabulary needed for literal and critical comprehension. With multiple practice opportunities and an adaptive learning plan via Connect Reading, ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:10.8 × 8.6 × 0.8 inPublished:January 15, 2015Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780073513584

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Table of Contents

Mather/McCarthy Reading and All That Jazz 6/e

Preface

Walkthrough

Part 1 Getting a Handle on College

Introduction: Your First Week in Class

ASSIGNMENT SHEETS

YOUR FIRST ASSIGNMENT

A DISCUSSION OF READING RATE

TIMED READING

READING: Excerpt from Speaking of Success: Sonia Sotomayor

CALCULATING YOUR READING RATE

Study Technique 1: Skimming

READING: Excerpt from Power Learning by Robert S. Feldman – “Motivation”

READING: Excerpt from Step Out on Nothing by Byron Pitts - “Keep Your Head Up”

Study Technique 2: Scanning

READING: Warren Buffet Offers Advice to Students

Chapter Summary and Review

Chapter 1 Improving Your Vocabulary

INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE-LEVEL VOCABULARY

CONTEXT CLUES

WORD STRUCTURE: ROOTS, PREFIXES, AND SUFFIXES

DICTIONARY USE

ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF ONLINE DICTIONARIES

ADVANTAGES

DISADVANTAGES

DICTIONARY ORGANIZATION

WORD CARDS

VOCABULARY SUMMARY AND REVIEW

Chapter 2 Becoming an Effective Learner: Finding Out About Yourself

HOW YOU LEARN

Study Technique 3: Marking Written Material: Underlining, Highlighting, and Annotating

READING: “Naming Defines and Differentiates Us,” excerpt from Interpersonal Communication by Kory Floyd

WHAT IS YOUR LEARNING STYLE?

AUDITORY, VISUAL, AND KINESTHETIC LEARNING STYLES

DAY VERSUS NIGHT PEOPLE

READING: “The Two Most Dangerous Hours of Your Day” by Lowell Ponte

LEFT-BRAIN AND RIGHT-BRAIN ORIENTATION: WHICH ONE ARE YOU?

MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES: WHAT ARE YOUR STRENGTHS?

STRESS INVENTORY: HOW MUCH STRESS IS THERE IN YOUR LIFE?

READING: “Strive to Be the Best You Can Be,” excerpt from First Things by Kurt and Brenda Warner

STUDY SCHEDULES

WHEN TO STUDY

Study Technique 4: SQ3R A Classic Way to Study

READING: “Learning the Skills You Need to Succeed Today and Tomorrow,” excerpt from Understanding Business by William Nickels

Study Technique 5: Tips on Taking Effective Lecture Notes

Chapter Summary and Review

Part 2 Discovering Meaning Through Structure

Chapter 3 Topics, Main Ideas, and Details

DESCRIPTION OF TOPICS, MAIN IDEAS, AND DETAILS

DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN GENERAL AND SPECIFIC

VARYING POSITIONS FOR MAIN IDEAS

PARAGRAPH DIAGRAMS

REVIEW TEST 1: Topics, Main Ideas, and Details

REVIEW TEST 2: Topics, Main Ideas, and Details

REVIEW TEST 3: Topics, Main Ideas, and Details

WRITING A PARAPHRASE

READING: “Fire Ants Have a Good Defense,” excerpt from Concepts of Biology by Sylvia A. Mader

INTRODUCTION TO IMPLIED MAIN IDEAS

ASKING QUESTIONS TO DETERMINE SUPPORTING DETAILS

COMBINING SENTENCES

SUMMING UP IMPORTANT IDEAS INTO ONE SENTENCE

MAKING SURE YOU HAVE CORRECTLY IDENTIFIED THE IMPLIED MAIN IDEA

READING: “Global Food Rules,” excerpt from Parenting Without Borders by Christine Gross-Loh

READING: “Ban Cell Phones, Unless Under Squid Attack,” by Dave Barry

CHAPTER SUMMARY

Chapter 4 Organizing Textbook Information

WORKING WITH STUDY SKILLS AND VISUAL AIDS

Study Technique 6: Further Practice With Underlining, Highlighting, and Annotating

Study Technique 7: Outlining

Study Technique 8: Mapping

Study Technique 9: Writing Summaries, Method 1

READING: “The Secret of Memory,” excerpt frpm P.O.W.E.R. Learning Strategies for Success in College and Life by Robert S. Feldman

VISUAL AIDS: HOW TO USE AND INTERPRET TABLES, DIAGRAMS, CHARTS, AND GRAPHS

DIAGRAMS

FLOWCHARTS

BAR GRAPHS

LINE GRAPHS

TABLES

PIE CHARTS

MAPS

PHOTOS

CARTOONS

CHAPTER SUMMARY AND REVIEW

Chapter 5 Determining an Author’s Purpose

AUTHOR’S PURPOSE: TO ENTERTAIN, INFORM, OR PERSUADE?

TO ENTERTAIN

TO INFORM

TO PERSUADE

GENERAL AND SPECIFIC PURPOSES

MULTIPLE PURPOSES

AN INTRODUCTION TO MODES OF WRITING (RHETORICAL MODES)

READING: “The Conveyer Belt Ladies,” excerpt from Farmworkers Daughter-Growing Up Mexican in America by Rosa Castillo Guilbault

EXPOSITORY MODE WITH PURPOSE TO INFORM

READING: “Consumer Credit,” excerpt from Personal Finance by Jack Kapoor

PERSUASIVE MODE WITH PURPOSE TO PERSUADE

READING: “Students Who Push Burgers” by Walter Minot Study

Technique 10: Writing Summaries Method

READING TO DETERMINE THE AUTHOR’S PURPOSE

READING: “The Black Widow” by Gordon Grice

REVIEW TEST 4: Topics, Main Ideas, Details, and Purpose

Chapter Summary and Review

Chapter 6 Transition Words and Patterns of Organization

INTRODUCTION TO TRANSITION WORDS AND PATTERNS OF ORGANIZATION

PATTERNS OF ORGANIZATION

CLASSIFICATION AND DIVISION

CAUSE AND EFFECT

COMPARISON-CONTRAST

STEPS IN A PROCESS

EXAMPLES

DEFINITION

CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

LISTING

SPATIAL ORDER

ADDITION

RELATIONSHIPS WITHIN AND BETWEEN SENTENCES

READING: “Road Rage,” excerpt from Criminal Justice by Freda Adler, et. al;

REVIEW TEST 5: Main Ideas, Details, Purpose, Transitions, and Patterns of Organization

Chapter Summary and Review

Chapter 7 Patterns of Organization in Reading Selections

INTRODUCTION TO PATTERNS OF ORGANIZATION IN READING SELECTIONS

COMPARISON-CONTRAST

READING: “My World Now” by Anna Mae Halgrim Seaver

Study Technique 11: Completing a Comparison-Contract Chart

Examples and Listing

READING: “Identity Theft and How to Avoid It,” excerpt from Computing NOW by Glen J. Coulthard

REVIEW TEST 6: Transition Words and Patterns of Organization

CATEGORIES AND STEPS IN A PROCESS

READING: “Getting In: Forming Romantic Relationships” and “Getting Out: Ending Romantic Relationships,” excerpt from Interpersonal Communication by Kory Floyd

CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

READING: “Thank You Ma’m” by Langston Hughes

CAUSE AND EFFECT

READING: “Violence in Television and Video Games: Does the Media’s Message Matter?” excerpt from Understanding Psychology by Robert S. Feldman

CHAPTER SUMMARY AND REVIEW

Part 3 Interpreting What We Read

Chapter 8 Inference

INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING INFERENCES

DRAWING INFERENCES IN EVERYDAY LIFE

INFERENCES IN READING

READING: “The Shepherd’s Daughter,” excerpt from The Shepherd’s Daughter, by William Saroyan

READING: “Complaining,” excerpt from Wouldn’t Take Nothing For My Journey Now, by Maya Angelou

READING: “Abraham Lincoln Denies a Loan,” by Abraham Lincoln

READING: “El Dia de los Muertos the Day of the Dead,” excerpt from Core Concepts in Health, by Paul M. Insel and Walton T. Roth

REVIEW TEST 7: Main Ideas, Details, Purpose, Transitions, Patterns of Organization, and Inference

Chapter Summary and Review

Chapter 9 Figurative Language

FIGURES OF SPEECH--SIMILES, METAPHORS, AND PERSONIFICATION

SIMILES

METAPHORS

PERSONIFICATION

READING: “The Love of My Life,” excerpt from The Best of Ann Landers, by Ann Landers

THE USE OF SYMBOLS

READING: “Guernica,” Excerpt from Living with Art, by Rita Gilbert

READING: “The Yellow Ribbon” by Pete Hamill

LITERARY ALLUSIONS

CULTURAL LITERARY ASSIGNMENT

IMAGERY

READING: “The Jacket” by Gary Soto

Study Technique 12: Practice with time lines

Chapter Summary and Review

Chapter 10 Tone

INFERRING TONE

READING: “The Old Grandfather and His Little Grandson” by Leo Tolstoy

READING: “Whale of a Rescue” by Anita Bartholomew

IDENTIFYING IRONY

READING: “A Letter to God” by Gregorio Lopez y Fuentes

RECOGNIZING SATIRE

CARICATURE

HYPERBOLE (OVERSTATEMENT)

UNDERSTATEMENT

READING: “Hurts Rent-A-Gun” by Art Buchwald Chapter Summary and Review

Part 4 Reading Critically

Chapter 11 Fact and Opinion

INTRODUCTION TO FACT AND OPINION

FACT

OPINION

READING: “Jackie Robinson Integrates Baseball,” excerpt from Experience History Interpreting America’s Past, by James West Davidson et al.

READING: “Factors Affecting Happiness,” excerpt from Marriages and Families, by David H. Olson

READING: “What’s in Your Toothpaste?” excerpt from The Secret House, by David Bodanis Chapter Summary and Review

Chapter 12 Bias 

INTRODUCTION TO BIAS

READING: “The Defendant’s Characteristics,” excerpt from Social Psychology by David G. Myers

DENOTATION AND CONNOTATION

EUPHEMISMS

BIAS IN MAGAZINES, NEWSPAPERS, AND TEXTBOOKS

READING: “The Dinner Party” by Mona Gardner

READING: “From a Melted Candy Bar to Microwaves” by Ira Flatlow

READING: “Beyond Stereotypes of Cops” excerpt from The Police in America: An Introduction, by Samuel Walker and Samuel Katz

READING: “The American Environment: Silent Spring,” excerpt from American History: A Survey, by Alan Brinkley

REVIEW TEST 8: Identifying Author Bias

Chapter Summary and Review

Chapter 13 Propaganda Techniques, Logical Fallacies, and Argument

INTRODUCTION TO PERSUASIVE WRITING TECHNIQUES

WHAT ARE PROPAGANDA TECHNIQUES AND LOGICAL FALLACIES AND HOW ARE THEY USED?

ORIGINAL SEVEN PROPAGANDA TECHNIQUES

MORE PROPAGANDA TECHNIQUES AND LOGICAL FALLACIES

REVIEW TEST 9: Propaganda Techniques and Logical Fallacies

READING: “Alcohol and Advertising,” excerpt from Core Concepts in Health,  by Paul M. Insel and Walton T. Roth

READING: “Boosting Smoking Among Women and Children,” excerpt from Introduction to Mass Communication, by Stanley J. Baran

THE STRUCTURE OF AN ARGUMENT

THE PARTS OF AN ARGUMENT

VALID OR INVALID ARGUMENTS

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS: INDUCTIVE AND DEDUCTIVE REASONING

INDUCTIVE REASONING

DEDUCTIVE REASONING

READING: “TV,” excerpt from The Shelter of Each Other, by Mary Pipher

READING: “Marijuana Isn’t Harmless—Especially For Kids” by Sheila Polk

EVALUATING THE EVIDENCE: POLITICAL CARTOONS

Chapter Summary and Review

Part 4 Vocabulary Units

Vocabulary Unit 1: Homonyms and Other Confusing Words

Vocabulary Unit 2: Word Parts Dealing with Numbers

Vocabulary Unit 3: Word Parts Dealing with Number and Amount

Vocabulary Unit 4: Word Parts Dealing with Senses, Size, and Writing

Vocabulary Unit 5: Word Parts Dealing with Direction and Position

Vocabulary Unit 6: Word Parts Dealing with Opposing Meanings

Vocabulary Unit 7: Word Parts Dealing with More Opposing Meanings

Vocabulary Unit 8: Word Parts and Review

Appendices 

Timed Reading Rate information, Questions, and Answers

Test-Taking Techniques Sample Summaries Sample Sheets

Credits

Index