Teaches fundamental and critical reading skills in the context of high-interest readings. For lower level developmental reading courses, Book 1 offers a six-step method for acquiring skills in both critical and study reading.
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PART I: READING FUNDAMENTALS. Improving Vocabulary. Paragraph Comprehension. PART II: INTRODUCTION TO THE ACTIVE CRITICAL THINKING (ACT) METHODACT: A SIX-STEP PROCESS. Reading Selections. 1. How to Improve Your Vocabulary. 2. How Almost Anyone Can Become a Millionaire: Simple Rules for Attaining Future Wealth. 3. The Many Miracles of Mark Hicks. 4. Superstitions: Just Whistling in the Dark. 5. Saved. 6. How to Strengthen Your Memory Power. 7. Don't Tell Jaime Escalante Minorities Can't Meet (High) Standards! 8. 9 Obstacles to Creativity--and How You Can Remove Them. 9. Improving Test-Taking Strategies. 10. Conflict and Communication: Learning How to Disagree. PART III: TEXTBOOK LEARNING WITH THE ACT METHOD. Creating a Study System Using the ACT Method. Textbook Reading Selections. 11. The Stages of Death and Loss. 12. Intellectual Health: Critical Thinking and the Art of Living. 13. Shared Characteristics of Life. 14. Interpersonal Attractions: Liking and Loving. 15. Safer Sex. 16. Choosing an Occupation or a Career. 17. Causes of Infection: Pathogens. 18. Family Violence. 19. Why We Sleep. 20. Ethics and the Consumer. PART IV: CRITICAL READING WITH THE ACT METHOD. Critical Thinking Using the ACT Method. Critical Reading Selections. Issue 1: "Three Strikes" Laws. 21. How Many Prisons Must We Build to Feel Secure. 22. A Case for Discretion. Issue 2: Competition in Sports and Games. 23. No-Win Situations. 24. Who Wins? Who Cares? Issue 3: Smoking. 25. The Amazing Smoke Screen. 26. Remarks on the Tobacco Settlement. Issue 4: Euthanasia. 27. Acting to End a Life is Sometimes Justified. 28. In Crisis, She Rejected Plea to Expedite Dying. Issue 5: Affirmative Action. 29. The Dream, the Stars and Dr. King. 20. Spiral of Silence.
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Book Description Thomson Learning, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110155066811
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Book Description Wadsworth Publishing, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 6. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0155066811
Book Description Heinle, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 6th edition. 496 pages. 9.00x7.25x1.00 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0155066811