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After an initial introduction to academic literacy, the anthology is organized into chapters that cover the skills of previewing and reading actively, strengthening comprehension through vocabulary work, and identifying main ideas whether clearly stated or implied. Students will also learn about concept organization to retain information, how to read for critical thinking, and the importance of information literacy. The skills and strategies are paired with high-interest authentic reading selections on a wide variety of academic topics.
Academic Literacy explicitly targets academic literacy and teaches common academic tasks, including effective note-taking and study-reading. The book is designed to meet the needs of community college courses in reading or integrated reading and writing, and can also be used in bridge courses.