| Author Name:
Upton, Thomas A.
Title: Reading Skills for Success: A Guide to Academic Texts
Publisher: United States UNIV OF MICHIGAN PR 30/Sep/2003
ISBN Number: 0472089137 / 9780472089130
Seller ID: 4649
"Reading Skills for Success" is a guide to advanced reading skills that can be used in conjunction with any freshman-level text. It is an excellent sequel to "Reader's Choice."
Students using this book will develop their text-based processing skills by developing better understanding of word-level clues and recognizing different types of text structures. The appendixes include two sample textbook chapters -- the first on ecosystems and the second on the diffusion of languages -- so students may practice what they have learned.
Activities are designed to improve:
*analytical reading of academic prose
*the ability to apply one's knowledge to what is read by identifying textual relationships and structural organization of the paragraphs and the text
*reading of complex academic texts with in-depth and long-term understanding using reading, test preparation, and note taking strategies.
An answer key is included.