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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.
Mather/McCarthy The Art of Critical Reading 3/e
Part 1 Life in College and Beyond
Introduction: Applying Creative and Critical Thinking
Selection: Excerpt from Psychology by John Santrock "
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
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?
Part 2 Discovering Meaning Through Structure
Chapter 2 Topics, 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?
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 ?
Study Technique 3 - Summarizing Short Articles
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
Selection: Excerpt from Gilbert's Living with Art by Mark Getlein "
Vocabulary Unit 2: More Homonyms and Confusing Words
Chapter 4 Transition Words and Patterns of Organization
SOME COMMON PATTERNS OF ORGANIZATION
CLASSIFICATION OR DIVISION
Study Technique 4: Outlining
CAUSE AND EFFECT
EXAMPLES AND ILLUSTRATION
Study Technique 5 " Creating a Comparison-Contrast Chart
STEPS IN A PROCESS
Study Technique 6: Mapping
Study Technique 7: Time Lines
ADDITIONAL TRANSITION WORDS
Selection: "School Cheating Scandal Tests a Town's Values? by Jodi
Study Technique 8 - Summarizing Longer Articles
Vocabulary Unit 3: Number Prefixes
Part 3 Interpreting What We Read
Chapter 5 Inference
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
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?
Vocabulary Unit 4: Word Parts Featuring Polar Opposites
Chapter 6 Figurative Language
FIGURES OF SPEECH
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?
Vocabulary Unit 5: Word Parts Featuring Direction and Motion
Chapter 7 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
Vocabulary Unit 6: Word Parts Featuring "Blood? Relations
Part 4 Reading Critically
Chapter 8 Fact 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?
Selection: "Bug Heads, Rat Hairs?Bon App*tit!? by Mary Roach
Selection: Excerpt from Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
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
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
Selection: "Adults Only? by Bob Greene
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
Chapter 11 Analyzing and Evaluating Arguments
AN INTRODUCTION TO ARGUMENT
THE STRUCTURE OF AN ARGUMENT
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
Selection: "The Declaration of Independence? by Thomas Jefferson
Selection: "The Bill of Rights?
Selection: Excerpt from American Art by Wayne
Craven? "George Washington Paintings?
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
Selection: Excerpt from Gilbert's Living with Art by Mark Getlein
"Whose Grave is This Anyway?"
Vocabulary Unit 9: Word Parts Featuring War, and Good and Bad
Part 5 Further Application of Study Skills
Chapter 13 Organizing Textbook Information
APPLYING STUDY TECHNIQUES TO TEXTBOOK MATERIAL
Selection: Excerpt from Humanity by James Peoples - "Art and the
Vocabulary Unit 10: Word Parts Featuring Water, Air, and Life
Using a Thesaurus
Vocabulary Word Parts
Index of Artists and Artworks
Study Techniques. Coverage of a variety of study techniques--from annotating and summarizing to outlining and mapping--reinforces the basic skills students need to succeed in college.
Developing a college-level vocabulary. There are eight vocabulary units, each of which introduces students to a set of Latin or Greek word parts. Students learn college-level words associated with these word parts and then practice the key words by means of verbal analogies and crossword puzzles.
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