The essential guide to looking at literature with your own two eyes.
What students know about Shakespeare, Orwell, Dickens, and Twain is primarily what their instructors tell them. Here’s a book that teaches the students how to move on to the next level—evaluate and read critically on their own, trust their own opinions, develop original ideas, analyze characters, and find a deeper appreciation for fiction, non-fiction, poetry, [...]
Advanced Reading Power, by Beatrice S. Mikulecky and Linda Jeffries, is a student-centered reading skills textbook based on a cognitive skills approach. Its four key sections, designed to be used concurrently, help advanced students master reading skills needed for academic success:Extensive Reading helps students to build reading fluency, increase comprehension, and broaden vocabulary. Vocabulary Building includes numerous strategies for learning [...]
This book is part of the Success in 20 minutes a Day series, a proven program, now revamped, with an eye-catching, modern design and updates throughout.This invaluable skill-building guide features:a pretest, pinpointing strengths and weaknesses; hundreds of exercises in test format for essential practice, including lessons on point of view, finding the main idea, diction, and more; a posttest to reveal progress; additional resources [...]
Whether you’re reading a textbook for class, a how-to manual at work, or researching information on the Web, your reading skills affect your performance. This fully updated edition of Read Better, Remember More features practical pre- and post-tests to help you gauge your reading progress. Plus, each chapter includes practice exercises with answers to quickly test your new skills. The book also contains common prefixes, suffixes, and word roots that will [...]