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New worlds : an introduction to college reading

Author: Joe Cortina; Janet Elder
Publisher: Boston : McGraw-Hill, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats

An introductory college reading improvement text designed to help lower-level developmental reading students succeed in college. It includes explanations, practice exercises, several reading  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Cortina; Janet Elder
ISBN: 0072552131 9780072552133 0072858397 9780072858396
OCLC Number: 51093236
Description: xxxii, 607 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 cm
Contents: To the Instructor: Getting Started in New Worlds To the Student PART ONE: A NEW WORLD OF LEARNING: GETTING STARTED IN COLLEGECHAPTER 1: BEING SUCCESSFUL IN COLLEGE: A NEW WORLD OF READING AND STUDYING Reading Selection 1-1: "A Mother's Answer" (Nonfiction)Reading Selection 1-2: "Coping with Stress and Making It Work for You" (Health)Reading Selection 1-3: "Wise Up! The When and How of Preparing for Tests" (Study Skills)CHAPTER 2: DEVELOPING A COLLEGE-LEVEL VOCABULARY: A NEW WORLD OF WORDSReading Selection 2-1: "Should Teenagers Work Part-Time?"(Human Development))Reading Selection 2-2: "McDonaldization: The Sun Never Sets on the Golden Arches" (Business)Reading Selection 2-3: "Rage on the Road: The Danger of Aggressive Driving" (Health)PART TWO: A NEW WORLD OF UNDERSTANDING: USING CORE COMPREHENSION SKILLS WHEN YOU READ COLLEGE TEXTBOOKSCHAPTER 3: DETERMINING THE TOPICReading Selection 3-1: "Too Many Students Cheat on Sleep" (Newspaper Article)Reading Selection 3-2: "Is There a Better Way to Parent? A Look at Three Parenting Styles" (Human Development)Reading Selection 3-3: "Giving a Speech? If You're Nervous, You're Normal!" (Speech Communication)CHAPTER 4: LOCATING THE STATED MAIN IDEA Reading Selection 4-1: "Good Boss? Bad Boss? Three Leadership Styles" (Business)Reading Selection 4-2: "Need a Job? Identifying Your Job Opportunities" (Marketing)Reading Selection 4-3: "Engagement and Marriage: The Same--Yet Different--Worldwide" (Human Development)CHAPTER 5: FORMULATING AN IMPLIED MAIN IDEA Reading Selection 5-1: "Two Artistic Tributes: The Vietnam Memorial and the AIDS Quilt" (Art Appreciation)Reading Selection 5-2: "Causes of Cancer" (Biology) Reading Selection 5-3: "Why Relationships Develop and What Makes Them Last" (Psychology)CHAPTER 6: IDENTIFYING SUPPORTING DETAILSReading Selection 6-1: "Who Needs Cash When You've Got a Smart Card?" (Information Technology)Reading Selection 6-2: "The Life of Buddha: The Path to Nirvana" (History)Reading Selection 6-3: "Learn to Control Your Assets--and You May Become a Millionaire" (Business)CHAPTER 7: RECOGNIZING AUTHORS' WRITING PATTERNS Reading Selection 7-1: "Vietnam: A Country in Transition" (Atlas)Reading Selection 7-2: "Achoooo! You've Caught Another Cold!" (Health) Reading Selection 7-3: "The Right to Vote: Valued but Under Utilized" (Government)PART THREE: A NEW WORLD OF READING AND THINKING CRITICALLYCHAPTER 8: READING CRITICALLY Reading Selection 8-1: "Ticket Scalping: A Bum Rap?" (Economics)Reading Selection 8-2: "Thomas Edison: Man of Inspiration" (Nonfiction)Reading Selection 8-3: "A Day Away" (Literature)CHAPTER 9: THINKING CRITICALLY Reading Selection 9-1: "'It's Your Turn to Feed the Baby!' How Infants Affect Marriage" (Child Development)Reading Selection 9-2: "Whose Grave Is This Anyway?" (Art Appreciation)Reading Selection 9-3: "Is It Really Worth It? How Dual-Earner Couples Cope" (Human Development)PART FOUR: A NEW WORLD OF STUDYINGCHAPTER 10: APPROACHING COLLEGE READING AND STUDYINGReading Selection 10-1: "Want to Be Your Own Boss? Consider a Sole Proprietorship" (Business)CHAPTER 11: APPLYING CORE COMPREHENSION SKILLS AS YOU STUDYReading Selection 11-1: "The Facts about AIDS" (Health)Appendix 1 Glossary of Key Terms Appendix 2 Master Vocabulary List Appendix 3 Maps of the United States and the World INDEX
Responsibility: Joe Cortina and Janet Elder.
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