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Reading comprehension success in 20 minutes a day.
5th ed.
Publication Information:
New York : LearningExpress, [2012]

Physical Description:
ix, 214 pages ; 28 cm
Enhance your critical reading skills in just 20 short lessons. Learn to dissect a story, find the main idea, and draw conclusions through study of practical exercises. With passages from literature, essays, technical writing, and articles, this handy guide includes lessons with hundreds of exercises in test format to help you acquire or refresh essential reading comprehension skills.
General Note:
"Completely revised and updated!"--Cover.

"Enhance your reading comprehension skills! ; Learn to dissect a passage, find the main idea, and draw conclusions ; Unbeatable preparation for standardized tests ; Packed with practical examples, passages, and exercises"--Cover.
Building a strong foundation. -- Getting the essential information -- Finding the main idea -- Defining vocabulary in context -- The difference between fact and opinion -- Putting it all together -- Structure. -- Start from the beginning: chronological order -- Order of importance -- Similarities and differences: compare and contrast -- Why do things happen? a look at cause and effect -- Being structurally sound: putting it all together -- Language and style. -- A matter of perspective: point of view -- Diction: what's in a word? -- Style: it's not what they say but how they say it -- How they say it, part two: tone -- World power: putting it all together -- Reading between the lines. Finding the implied main idea -- Assuming causes and predicting effects -- Emotional versus logical appeals -- Finding meaning in literature -- Drawing conclusions: putting it all together.
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