Textcerpts: Mastering College Textbook Reading by Gene WintnerTextcerpts: Mastering College Textbook Reading by Gene Wintner

Textcerpts: Mastering College Textbook Reading

byGene Wintner

Paperback | April 3, 2006

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Textcerpts is a supplementary developmental reading text intended to facilitate the acquisition of textbook reading skills through the use of real textbook chapters.  With twenty short excerpts and eight complete chapters representing eight different college disciplines, this unique text provides a solid orientation to the college disciplines, making it indispensable to instructors and students looking to bridge textbook reading skills to actual class content.

Title:Textcerpts: Mastering College Textbook ReadingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 10.8 × 8.3 × 1 inPublished:April 3, 2006Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0321364708

ISBN - 13:9780321364708

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Table of Contents

Preface

 

I. HOW TO READ A COLLEGE TEXTBOOK

Why Read Textbooks?

Characteristics of College Textbooks

Surveying a Textbook

Learning the Vocabulary

Using a Study Reading Formula

Recognizing Patterns of Organization

Marking the Textbook

College Disciplines

II. PRACTICE READINGS IN THE DISCIPLINES

Humanities

Exercise 1. Communications:  The Importance of Language

Exercise 2. Music: Early Rock 'n' Roll

Exercise 3. American History: The Second Great Removal

Exercise 4. Literature: The Harlem Renaissance

Exercise 5. World History: Gandhi and Civil Disobedience

Social Science

Exercise 6. Psychology: Three Principles of Scientific Endeavor

Exercise 7. Sociology: What is a Family?

Exercise 8. Anthropology: Youth Gangs

Exercise 9. Political Science: The U.S. Presidency

Exercise 10. Economics:  What is Money?

Math and Science

Exercise 11. Chemistry:  Composition and Properties of Matter

Exercise 12. Biology: Elephants Calling

Exercise 13. Environmental Science: Population Growth

Exercise 14. Computer Science: How Private is E-Mail?

Exercise 15. Math: Probability

Career-related Disciplines

Exercise 16. Health: Addiction

Exercise 17. Nursing: Theories on Caring

Exercise 18. Criminal Justice: Agencies of Criminal Justice

Exercise 19. Business:  Marketing Fundamentals

Exercise 20. Business Communication:  Communicating with Cultures Abroad

III. CHAPTER PRACTICE

Chapter 1.  Sociology:  Culture

Chapter 2. Humanities:  Love

Chapter 3. Criminal Justice:  Perpetrators and Victims of Crime

Chapter 4. Chemistry:  Introduction to Chemistry

Chapter 5. Psychology:  Stress and Health

Chapter 6. Media:  The Web

Chapter 7. Health:  Infectious and Noninfectious Diseases

Chapter 8. Political Science:  Civil Rights

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