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Critical Reading in Higher Education: Academic Goals and Social Engagement

Book
Manarin, Karen; Carey, Miriam; Rathburn, Melanie; and Ryland, Glen
2015
Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN
LB2395.3.M26 2015
Topics: Cognitive Development   |   Teaching Critical Thinking

Additional Info:
Faculty often worry that students can’t or won’t read critically, a foundational skill for success in academic and professional endeavors. “Critical reading” refers both to reading for academic purposes and reading for social engagement. This volume is based on collaborative, multidisciplinary research into how students read in first-year courses in subjects ranging from scientific literacy through composition. The authors discovered the good (students can read), the bad (students are not reading for social engagement), and the ugly (class assignments may be setting students up for failure) and they offer strategies that can better engage students and provide more meaningful reading experiences. (From the Publisher)

Table Of Content:
Foreword by (Pat Hutchings)
Preface
Introduction

ch. 1 Different Courses, Common Concern
ch. 2 Can Students Read? Comprehension, Analysis, Interpretation, and Evaluation
ch. 3 Critical Reading for Academic Purposes
ch. 4 Critical Reading for Social Engagement
ch. 5 So Now What

Appendix One: Rubrics and Worksheets
Appendix Two: Taxonomy of Absence
Appendix Three: Coda on Collaboration
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