ERIC Number: ED043493
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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How to Read the Sciences. A Dynamic Approach to College Reading.
Adams, W. Royce; Hurd, Paul DeHart
This text is designed to develop flexibility of reading techniques in college science students. Four basic steps useful in reading science textbooks and research reports are described and illustrated by using extracts from current college science textbooks. Each of the steps (exploration of document, vocabulary check, analysis for comprehension and synthesis for understanding) is treated separately, but practice extracts, with questions are provided. Six patterns of scientific writing (classification, process-description, factual statement, problem-solving, experiment-instructions, and combinations of the preceding five) are recognized and exemplified in the analysis section where appropriate techniques for use with each pattern are given. Advice on techniques for building a vocabulary, taking notes, using outside reading sources, and taking tests is given. (AL)
Descriptors: College Science, College Students, Instructional Materials, Reading, Reading Development, Study Habits, Textbooks
Scott, Foresman and Co., 1900 East Lake Ave., Glenview, Ill. 60025 ($3.00)
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Authoring Institution: Educational Development Corp., Palo Alto, CA.