Contiene: Building the foundation for critical reading. Reading for ideas. Previewing. Developing vocabulary: connecting words and ideas. Basic college reading skills. Finding the topic. Discovering the key idea. Identifying supporting ideas and supporting details. Mastery exercise I. Analytical and critical reading skills. Recognizing basic structure. Analyzing patterns of organization. Becoming a critical reader: determining the author's purpose. Becoming a critical reader: evaluating evidence and reasoning. Putting it together: flexible reading and active learning. Mastery exercise II. Critical reading skills applied to academic fields. Reading the humanities. Reading the natural sciences. Reading the social sciences and history.