The Critical Reader

The Complete Guide to SAT Reading, 3rd Edition

Author: Erica L Meltzer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997517873

Category: Reading comprehension

Page: 349

View: 8653

This book provides a comprehensive review of all the question types, concepts, and skills covered on the Reading portion of the redesigned SAT.

Contemporary Choreography

A Critical Reader

Author: Jo Butterworth,Liesbeth Wildschut

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317191579

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 546

View: 4701

Fully revised and updated, this second edition of Contemporary Choreography presents a range of articles covering choreographic enquiry, investigation into the creative process, and innovative challenges to traditional understandings of dance making. Contributions from a global range of practitioners and researchers address a spectrum of concerns in the field, organized into seven broad domains: Conceptual and philosophical concerns Processes of making Dance dramaturgy: structures, relationships, contexts Choreographic environments Cultural and intercultural contexts Challenging aesthetics Choreographic relationships with technology. Including 23 new chapters and 10 updated ones, Contemporary Choreography captures the essence and progress of choreography in the twenty-first century, supporting and encouraging rigorous thinking and research for future generations of dance practitioners and scholars.

Are You Ready for the SAT and ACT?, 2nd Edition

Building Critical Reading Skills for Rising High School Students

Author: Princeton Review

Publisher: Princeton Review

ISBN: 110188214X

Category: Study Aids

Page: 256

View: 4096

It's never too soon to start preparing for the SAT and ACT. From the experts at The Princeton Review, this book helps ambitious 7th, 8th, and 9th graders build the critical reading skills they need to succeed on both tests and beyond! Whether or not you like it, the truth is that scoring well on standardized tests is undeniably important in today's academic environment. The SAT and ACT verbal portions test important reading comprehension skills that many students are unprepared for—or need extra help with. In this book, The Princeton Review brings you a focused, strategic approach to improving crucial reading skills for both exams. Inside, you'll find: A Strategic Approach to Sharpening Your Skills • Zero in on specific wording to unlock hidden info • Pinpoint the primary purpose of reading passages • Analyze source texts, brainstorm, and compose your essays to best effect Fun, Engaging Activities and Drills • Identify the "puzzle pieces" that make up words • Decpiher unfamiliar vocabulary with context clues • Tackle practice SAT and ACT essay prompts This book has been specially formatted for on-screen viewing with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations.

A Critical and Cultural Theory Reader

Author: Antony Easthope,Kate McGowan

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802038005

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 287

View: 4536

When first published in 1992, "The Critical and Cultural Theory Reader" served the growing need for essays and extracts for the study of culture. Now, the second and expanded edition of this highly successful reader reflects the growing diversity of the field and includes thirteen new essays.

The Complete Guide to ACT Reading, 2nd Edition

Author: Erica L. Meltzer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997517828

Category: Study Aids

Page: 138

View: 671

This updated edition of The Complete Guide to ACT Reading is designed to reflect the most current version of the ACT Reading Comprehension test. In addition to a complete chapter covering each major question type, this book includes an overview of common passage topics and themes designed to teach students to "read the test" and to identify correct and incorrect answers more quickly and accurately; an extensive discussion of time-management strategies on both individual passage/question sets and on the Reading test as a whole; and two full-length practice tests accompanied by thorough explanations.

The Latino/a Condition

A Critical Reader, Second Edition

Author: Jean Stefancic

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814720390

Category: Social Science

Page: 633

View: 9269

Addresses the historical origins of Spanish-speaking people in the United States, the rise of stereotypes, the growth of efforts at self-definition, and related matters.

Critical Reading and Writing for Postgraduates

Author: Mike Wallace,Alison Wray

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446242063

Category: Reference

Page: 264

View: 1136

Lecturers, why waste time waiting for the post to arrive? Request and receive your e-inspection copy today! 'Written in a clear and straightforward fashion that is guaranteed to make you think, as well as encouraging constructive and engaging modes of writing that will improve your connection to your audience.' - Professor Graham Crow, University of Southampton How do you respond to adverts? Do you believe what they say, or look for a hidden agenda? Reading critically, and writing using critical techniques, are crucial skills you need to apply to your academic work. It may seem difficult at first, but you may already be a more critical reader than you think! This guide helps you develop both the ability to critically ask questions, and a reflective and critical approach to your own research and writing. Broken down into three parts, it builds up your skills and confidence through focused activities that progressively develop your ability to critically read and write. New to this 2nd edition: A range of subject specific examples from areas including linguistics, education, business and management Commentaries on using e-resources and features of e-research New online resources including worksheet templates, chapter activities and free access to journal articles. Look at the RESOURCES TAB to view and download the additional materials. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

Sociology of Education

A Critical Reader

Author: Alan R. Sadovnik

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415803694

Category: Education

Page: 576

View: 9802

Examines the various topics in sociology and education while exposing students to examples of sociological research on schools. This title intends to stimulate student thinking about the important roles that schools play in contemporary society and their ability to solve fundamental social, economic and political problems.

Routineaufgaben mit Python automatisieren

Praktische Programmierlösungen für Einsteiger

Author: Al Sweigart

Publisher: dpunkt.verlag

ISBN: 3864919932

Category: Computers

Page: 576

View: 9697

Wenn Sie jemals Stunden damit verbracht haben, Dateien umzubenennen oder Hunderte von Tabelleneinträgen zu aktualisieren, dann wissen Sie, wie stumpfsinnig manche Tätigkeiten sein können. Wie wäre es, den Computer dazu zu bringen, diese Arbeiten zu übernehmen? In diesem Buch lernen Sie, wie Sie mit Python Aufgaben in Sekundenschnelle erledigen können, die sonst viel Zeit in Anspruch nehmen würden. Programmiererfahrung brauchen Sie dazu nicht: Wenn Sie einmal die Grundlagen gemeistert haben, werden Sie Python-Programme schreiben, die automatisch alle möglichen praktischen Aufgaben für Sie abarbeiten: • eine oder eine Vielzahl von Dateien nach Texten durchsuchen • Dateien und Ordner erzeugen, aktualisieren, verschieben und umbenennen • das Web durchsuchen und Inhalte herunterladen • Excel-Dateien aktualisieren und formatieren • PDF-Dateien teilen, zusammenfügen, mit Wasserzeichen versehen und verschlüsseln • Erinnerungsmails und Textnachrichten verschicken • Online-Formulare ausfüllen Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitungen führen Sie durch jedes Programm und Übungsaufgaben am Ende jedes Kapitels fordern Sie dazu auf, die Programme zu verbessern und Ihre Fähigkeiten auf ähnliche Problemstellungen zu richten. Verschwenden Sie nicht Ihre Zeit mit Aufgaben, die auch ein gut dressierter Affe erledigen könnte. Bringen Sie Ihren Computer dazu, die langweilige Arbeit zu machen!

Mindscapes: Critical Reading Skills and Strategies

Author: Christine E. Carter

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285630785

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 672

View: 4744

Developed for students at the 10-12 reading level, MINDSCAPES: CRITICAL READING SKILLS AND STRATEGIES, 2E helps students become stronger readers based on how the brain best processes and learns information. Christine Evans Carter has developed a powerful approach to building reading skills that is based on the latest research in brain-based learning; when students recognize the structure and organization of information, they maximize their learning power. This focus on text structure provides a scaffold onto which developmental-level readers can apply new knowledge. Information is presented in a carefully crafted sequence that serves to build upon prior knowledge and expand understanding of skills and strategies in a recursive manner. In addition, each chapter includes study skills and discipline-specific vocabulary and reading strategies to help students succeed in all of their courses. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Houses of History

A Critical Reader in History and Theory

Author: Anna Green,Kathleen Troup

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1526115115

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 1745

The houses of history is a clear, jargon-free introduction to the major theoretical approaches employed by historians. This innovative critical reader provides accessible introductions to fourteen schools of thought, from the empiricist to the postcolonial, including chapters on Marxist history, Freud and psychohistory, the Annales, historical sociology, narrative, gender and history of the emotions among others. Each chapter begins with a succinct description of the ideas integral to a particular theory. The authors then explore the insights and controversies arising from the application of this model, drawing upon debates and examples from around the world. Each chapter concludes with a representative example from a historian writing within this conceptual framework. This newly revised edition of the highly successful textbook is the ideal basis for an introductory course in history and theory for students of history at all levels.

Gender, Race, and Class in Media

A Critical Reader

Author: Gail Dines,Jean M. Humez

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412974410

Category: Social Science

Page: 671

View: 5087

From gender issues in Desperate Housewives, to race in Ugly Betty, gender biases in video games, and portrayals of the American family in Extreme Makeover, to analyzes of new genres like fandom and social media - no other book is so successful in engaging students in critical media scholarship. By encouraging students to critically analyze those media they already interact with for pleasure, and by editing the articles, Gail Dines and Jean Humez are able to make sophisticated concepts and theories accessible and interesting to undergraduate students.

Unterdrückung und Befreiung

Herausgegeben von Peter Schreiner, Norbert Mette, Dirk Oesselmann, Dieter Kinkelbur in Kooperation mit Armin Bernhard

Author: Paulo Freire

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 9783830968030

Category: Education

Page: 140

View: 8543

Diese Sammlung von Schriften aus der Zeit von 1970 bis 1990 des brasilianischen Pädagogen Paulo Freire (1921-1997) gibt einen Einblick in die Grundlagen und Prinzipien seiner Bildungsarbeit auf der Basis der Pädagogik der Befreiung. In den ausgewählten Texten werden nicht nur pädagogische Probleme und inhaltlich-methodische Fragen der Bildungsarbeit thematisiert. Sie enthalten ebenso Analysen und Bewertungen von Politik, Kultur, Religion, Ethik und Veränderungsmöglichkeiten von Gesellschaft - eine Erweiterung, die sich gegen eine Vorstellung wendet, Pädagogik sei von Gesellschaft und Politik losgelöst zu behandeln. Scharfsinnig hat Freire u.a. die verheerenden Folgen des Neoliberalismus für Individuum und Gesellschaft analysiert und zum widerständigen Denken und Handeln ermuntert. Eine Auswahl repräsentativer alter und neuer Texte von Paulo Freire: Wer sie zur Hand nimmt, entdeckt rasch, dass uns dieser brasilianische Pädagoge nicht nur für die Theorie und Praxis unserer Erziehungsarbeit, sondern für unser Überleben Entscheidendes zu sagen hat. Prof. Dr. Ulrich Becker, Universität Hannover

Critical Applied Linguistics

A Critical Introduction

Author: Alastair Pennycook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135650179

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 2917

This accessible guide and introduction to critical applied linguistics provides a clear overview, highlighting problems, debates, and competing views in language education, literacy, discourse analysis, language in the workplace, translation and other language-related domains. Covering both critical theory and domains of practice, the book is organized around five themes: the politics of knowledge, the politics of language, the politics of texts, the politics of pedagogy, and the politics of difference. It is an important text for anyone involved in applied linguistics, TESOL, language education, or other language-related fields.

Deconstructing Habermas

Author: Lasse Thomassen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134236913

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

View: 4153

This book is the first book-length deconstructive study of the political philosophy of Jürgen Habermas. Inspired by the work of Jacques Derrida, the book applies deconstruction to key issues in Habermas’s work: rational discourse and rational consensus, constitutional democracy, tolerance and civil disobedience. The war in Iraq brought Habermas and Derrida together in defense of international law and in favor of a bigger role for a united Europe in international affairs. Yet, despite the rapprochement between Habermas and Derrida in the years prior to Derrida’s death, important differences remain between Habermas’s critical theory and Derrida’s deconstruction. These differences reflect differences between post-structuralism and critical theory and between postmodernists and the defenders of modernity.

Teaching Reading Comprehension to Students with Learning Difficulties, 2/E

Author: Janette K. Klingner,Sharon Vaughn,Alison Boardman

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462517374

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 226

View: 788

This practitioner resource and course text has given thousands of K-12 teachers evidence-based tools for helping students--particularly those at risk for reading difficulties--understand and acquire new knowledge from text. The authors present a range of scientifically validated instructional techniques and activities, complete with helpful classroom examples and sample lessons. The book describes ways to assess comprehension, build the skills that good readers rely on, and teach students to use multiple comprehension strategies flexibly and effectively. Each chapter features thought-provoking discussion questions. Reproducible lesson plans and graphic organizers can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. New to This Edition *Chapters on content-area literacy, English language learners, and intensive interventions. *Incorporates current research on each component of reading comprehension. *Discusses ways to align instruction with the Common Core State Standards. *Additional instructional activities throughout.