ERIC Number: ED335629
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
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Comprehending College Textbooks: Steps to Understanding and Remembering What You Read.
Cortina, Joe; And Others
Aimed at entering college students whose skills are at a precollege level, this book focuses on reading comprehension and explores reading as a form of the thinking process. The primary focus of the book is on helping students grasp the main ideas and supporting details of material they are assigned to read in their college textbooks. Chapters include: "Determining the Subject Matter"; "Locating Directly Stated Main Ideas"; "Formulating Implied Main Ideas"; "Identifying Supporting Details"; "Thinking Critically as You Read"; "Recognizing Authors' Writing Patterns"; "Applying Comprehensive Skills to Longer Passages"; and "Remembering College Textbook Material through Organizing." (RS)
Descriptors: College Instruction, Content Area Reading, Critical Reading, Critical Thinking, Higher Education, Metacognition, Reading Comprehension, Reading Processes, Reading Skills, Remedial Reading, Textbooks
McGraw-Hill Book Co., Order Services S-1, Princeton Rd., Hightstown, NJ 08520 ($21.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
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Identifiers: Main Idea