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The Art of Critical Reading

© 2012
by Peter Mather Rita Mccarthy

3rd Edition Active, In-Print 608 Pages Softcover
9780073407210 0073407216

http://www.mhhe.com/matheracr3e
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.

Mather/McCarthy The Art of Critical Reading 3/e

CONTENTS

Preface

Walkthrough

Crossword Puzzle

Part 1 Life 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 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? 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 4 Transition 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 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 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 6 Figurative 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 7 Tone

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 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? 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 5 Further 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

Retained Features

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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