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Reading for Results 10e
Reading for Results 10e
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  • ISBN-13: 9780618766772
  • ISBN: 0618766774
  • Edition: 10
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  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company College Divisio

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"Reading for Results," 10/e is the mid-level text in the ever-popular Laraine Flemming reading series that includes "Reading Keys" (beginning level) and "Reading for Results" (advanced level). "Reading for Results" helps students improve their reading skills and nurture their love for reading. This hallmark developmental reading text is filled with reading selections of various lengths and levels, numerous exercises and tests, and clear explanations. Students learn strategies for understanding vocabulary, developing study skills, identifying main ideas and supporting details, understanding patterns of development, and reading critically.This new edition has more third-person academic readings and a new chapter on purpose, persuasion, and bias that helps students learn to distinguish fact from opinion and evaluate bias in persuasive writing. This edition also includes vocabulary exercises in every chapter, discussion of using and analyzing websites, and features that refer students to the Getting Focused CD and the Online Study Center for extra practice.Many new readings cover intriguing topics like the cloning of pets, earthquakes, the Donner Party, and file sharing that encourage enjoyment of reading.Reading questions and exercises help students to analyze and understand concepts like the main idea and supporting detail. "Putting It All Together," includes ten longer readings, most new to this edition, with vocabulary and comprehension questions.Content and Exercises were modeled after the Florida State Exit Exam to help students meet state exam criteria."New!" Chapter on persuasion and bias (Chapter 10) discusses the distinction between fact and opinion, how to back opinionswith arguments, tone and purpose, and critical thinking about informative persuasive writing."New!" Appendix on reading pie charts and graphs allows instructors to cover this topic with whichever chapter they choose."New!" Specific references to the Online Study Center for the text, with self-study exercises linked to the chapters, and to additional topics and readings."New!" Focus on vocabulary with Vocabulary Review tests at the end of each chapter, definitions of terms throughout the text, and Word Power.Flemming, Laraine is the author of 'Reading for Results 10e', published 2007 under ISBN 9780618766772 and ISBN 0618766774.

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