The Art of Critical Reading

Paperback | October 18, 2011

byPeter Mather, Rita McCarthy

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CONNECT READING provides a personalized learning plan for each student, continually developed and refined as students achieve mastery. Each student plan is created through an individualized diagnostic that evaluates skills from 7th-grade level through college-readiness, for second-language learners, international students, adult students, and traditional high-schoolers. Offered completely online, CONNECT READING can be used in conjunction with THE ART OF CRITICAL READING, which provide a printed experience for genuine thinking, assessment, and interpretation.

The Art of Critical Reading provides multiple assessment opportunities, engaging and diverse reading selections, and in-context and essential vocabulary content in an integrated print and digital program designed to prepare students for reading in college and beyond.

The Art of Critical Reading uses the theme of art to create an exciting and engaging approach to reading and learning. Integrating art themes through reading selections, visuals, and exercises, the new edition offers a wealth of updated exercises and reading selections drawn from a variety of sources (college textbooks, newspapers, magazines, and classic and contemporary literature) to inspire students to read with passion and care.

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CONNECT READING provides a personalized learning plan for each student, continually developed and refined as students achieve mastery. Each student plan is created through an individualized diagnostic that evaluates skills from 7th-grade level through college-readiness, for second-language learners, international students, adult studen...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:10.9 × 8.8 × 0.8 inPublished:October 18, 2011Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0073407216

ISBN - 13:9780073407210

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Table of Contents

Mather/McCarthy The Art of Critical Reading 3/e

CONTENTS

Preface

Walkthrough

Crossword Puzzle

Part 1Life in College and Beyond

Introduction: Applying Creative and Critical Thinking

Selection: Excerpt from Psychology by John Santrock - "Creativity"

Selection: Excerpt from Artforms by Duane Preble - "Shaping Her People's Heritage: Nampeyo"

Selection: Excerpt from Approach to Mind and Behavior by Dennis Coon-"Critical Thinking - Uncommon Sense"

Selection: "Commencement Address" by Marian Wright Edelman

Vocabulary Introduction: Developing a College-Level Vocabulary

Chapter 1 Learning How to Be a Successful Student

DOING WHAT SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS DO

Study Technique 1 - Underlining, Highlighting, Annotating

Selection: Excerpt from Core Concepts in Health by Paul M. Insel and Walton T. Roth - "Stress: The Constant Challenge"

Vocabulary: Words in Context

Selection: "All-Nighter?" by Sharon LaFraniere

Study Technique 2 - SQ3R Study Method

Selection: Excerpt from You Can Make It Happen by Stedman Graham--"Win By a Decision"

COMPUTER AND INTERNET SKILLS

Selection: Excerpt from Public Speaking for College and Career by Hamilton Gregory - "Analyzing Internet Sites"

Brain Teasers

Part 2 Discovering Meaning Through Structure

Chapter 2Topics, Main Ideas, and Details

IDENTIFYING TOPICS, MAIN IDEAS, AND DETAILS

Selection: "Black Men and Public Space" by Brent Staples

Selection: Excerpt from Looking Out/Looking In by Loretta Malandro and Larry Barker - "The Look of a Victim"

REVIEW TEST

PARAPHRASING

FORMULATING IMPLIED MAIN IDEAS

IMPLIED MAIN IDEAS IN TEXTBOOK MATERIAL
IMPLIED MAIN IDEAS IN OTHER MATERIALS

Selection: Excerpt from Gilberts's Living With Art by Mark Getlein - "Public Art"

SUMMARIZING

Study Technique 3 - Summarizing Short Articles

Brain Teasers

Vocabulary Unit 1: Homonyms and Other Confusing Words

Chapter 3 The Author's Purpose and the Rhetorical Modes

DETERMINING THE AUTHOR'S PURPOSE

THREE BROAD CATEGORIES
HOW AUTHORS CHOOSE PURPOSES

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE RHETORICAL MODES

FOUR PRIMARY MODES

EXPOSITORY WRITING WITH PURPOSE TO INFORM

Selection: Excerpt from Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman - "Impulse Control: The Marshmallow Test"

NARRATIVE WRITING WITH PURPOSE TO ENTERTAIN

Selection: "The Country Mouse and the Town Mouse" by Aesop

PERSUASIVE WRITING WITH PURPOSE TO PERSUADE

Selection: "Crossings" by Judith Ortiz Cofer

IDENTIFYING MODE AND AUTHOR'S PURPOSE

Selection: "Life on the Edge" by Karl Taro Greenfield

REVIEW TEST

Selection: Excerpt from Gilbert's Living with Art by Mark Getlein - "Vincenzo Perugia"

MASTERY TEST

Brain Teasers

Vocabulary Unit 2: More Homonyms and Confusing Words

Chapter 4Transition Words and Patterns of Organization

TRANSITION WORDS

SOME COMMON PATTERNS OF ORGANIZATION

CLASSIFICATION OR DIVISION

Study Technique 4: Outlining

CAUSE AND EFFECT

EXAMPLES AND ILLUSTRATION

COMPARISON-CONTRAST

Study Technique 5 - Creating a Comparison-Contrast Chart

LISTING

STEPS IN A PROCESS

DEFINITION

Study Technique 6: Mapping

CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

Study Technique 7: Time Lines

SPATIAL ORDER

REVIEW TEST

ADDITIONAL TRANSITION WORDS

Selection: "School Cheating Scandal Tests a Town's Values" by Jodi Wilgoren

Study Technique 8 - Summarizing Longer Articles

Brain Teasers

Vocabulary Unit 3: Number Prefixes

Part 3Interpreting What We Read

Chapter 5Inference

INTRODUCTION TO INFERENCE SKILLS

DRAWING INFERENCES FROM DIFFERENT KINDS OF MATERIAL

DRAWING INFERENCES FROM SCIENCE FICTION

Selection: "Barney" by Will Stanton

DRAWING INFERENCES FROM NEWSPAPER ARTICLES

Selection: "A Remote-Controlled Rat" by Kenneth Chang

DRAWING INFERENCES FROM TEXTBOOK MATERIAL

DRAWING INFERENCES FROM SHORT STORIES

Selection: "The Life and Death of a Western Gladiator" by Charles Finney

DRAWING INFERENCES FROM CARTOONS

DRAWING INFERENCES FROM FABLES

Selection: The Wolf in Fables by Aesop

DRAWING INFERENCES FROM JOURNALS

Selection: Excerpt from Wolf Songs by Farley Mowat - "George"

Brain Teasers

Vocabulary Unit 4: Word Parts Featuring Polar Opposites

Chapter 6Figurative Language

FIGURES OF SPEECH

IMAGERY

FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE AND IMAGERY IN POETRY

Selection: "To Be of Use" by Marge Piercy

IMAGERY IN NONFICTION

Selection: Excerpt from A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

THE USE OF SYMBOLS

Selection: Excerpt from Farmworker's Daughter- Growing Up Mexican in America by Rosa Castillo Guilbault-- "Book of Dreams"

Brain Teaser

Vocabulary Unit 5: Word Parts Featuring Direction and Motion

Chapter 7Tone

TONE

Selection: Excerpt from Lucky Man by Michael J. Fox

IRONY AND SATIRE

Selection: "Waiting in Life's Long Lines" by Tom Mather

Selection: Excerpt from Dave Barry is Not Taking This Sitting Down by Dave Barry - "Eye of the Beholder"

Selection: Excerpt from Frida by Hayden Herrera - "Accident and Aftermath"

MASTERY TEST

Brain Teasers

Vocabulary Unit 6: Word Parts Featuring "Blood" Relations

Part 4Reading Critically

Chapter 8Fact and Opinion

INTRODUCTION TO FACT AND OPINION

Selection: Excerpt from Psychology by Dennis Coon - "Pseudo-psychology - Astrology, " by Dennis Coon

Selection: Excerpt from Janson's History of Art by Penelope Davies - "Prehistoric Art"

MASTERY TEST

Selection: "Bug Heads, Rat Hairs-Bon App*tit!" by Mary Roach

Selection: Excerpt from Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser

REVIEW TEST

Brain Teasers

Chapter 9 Point of View

INTRODUCTION TO POINT OF VIEW

Selection: "Popular Mechanics" by Raymond Carver

Selection: "The Lady or the Tiger?" by Frank R. Stockton

Selection: "Our Animal Rites" by Anna Quindlen

MULTIPLE POINTS OF VIEW: THE VIETNAM WAR MEMORIAL

Selection: "The Vietnam Wall" by Alberto Rios

AN INTRODUCTION TO PROPAGANDA TECHNIQUES

Brain Teasers

Vocabulary Unit 7: Word Parts Featuring Politics and Religion

Chapter 10 Bias

INTRODUCTION TO BIAS

DENOTATIVE AND CONNOTATIVE LANGUAGE

Selection: "Somebody's Baby" by Barbara Kingsolver

EUPHEMISM

Selection: "Adults Only" by Bob Greene

REVIEW TEST

Selection: Excerpt from Teachers, Schools, and Society by Myra and David Sadker - "Seven Forms of Bias"

Selection: Excerpt from Critical Thinking About Sex, Love, and Romance in the Mass Media by Mary-Lou Gallician - "Media Literacy"

AN INTRODUCTION TO LOGICAL FALLACIES

Brain Teasers

Chapter 11 Analyzing and Evaluating Arguments

AN INTRODUCTION TO ARGUMENT

ANALYZING ARGUMENTS

THE STRUCTURE OF AN ARGUMENT
EVALUATING ARGUMENTS
APPLYING CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS TO ARGUMENTS

Selection: Excerpt from Environmental Science by William Cunningham - "Don't Believe Everything You See or Hear on the News"

Selection: Excerpt from John Adams by David McCullough Study Technique 9- Venn Diagrams

INTRODUCTION TO DEDUCTIVE AND INDUCTIVE REASONING

DEDUCTIVE REASONING
INDUCTIVE REASONING

Selection: "The Declaration of Independence" by Thomas Jefferson

Selection: "The Bill of Rights"

Selection: Excerpt from American Art by Wayne Craven- "George Washington Paintings"

MASTERY TEST

Brain Teasers

Vocabulary Unit 8: Word Parts Featuring Study, Feeling, and Faith

Chapter 12 Evaluating the Evidence

EVALUATING PERSUASIVE WRITING

RECOGNIZING PERSUASIVE TECHNIQUES
ARGUMENTS ABOUT DEATH AND DYING

Selection: "Dreaming of Disconnecting a Respirator" by Elissa Ely

Selection: "The Good Death: Embracing a Right to Die Well" by Sheryl Gay Stolberg

REVIEW TEST

Selection: Excerpt from Gilbert's Living with Art by Mark Getlein "Whose Grave is This Anyway?"

MASTERY TEST

Brain Teasers

Vocabulary Unit 9: Word Parts Featuring War, and Good and Bad

Part 5Further Application of Study Skills

Chapter 13 Organizing Textbook Information

APPLYING STUDY TECHNIQUES TO TEXTBOOK MATERIAL

SKIMMING

SCANNING

ANNOTATING

OUTLINING

MAPPING

COMPARISON-CONTRAST CHART

VENN DIAGRAM

Selection: Excerpt from Humanity by James Peoples - "Art and the Aesthetic"

Brain Teasers

Vocabulary Unit 10: Word Parts Featuring Water, Air, and Life

Appendices

Visual Aids

Test-Taking Tips

Using a Thesaurus

Sample Summary

Vocabulary Word Parts

Text Credits

Index of Artists and Artworks

Index