Improving Reading Skills (7th Edition) by Deanne Spears

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By Deanne Spears

Now in its seventh version, "Improving interpreting Skills" includes a wide array of conscientiously selected readings that have interaction, inspire, and problem scholars. excellent for introductory and intermediate developmental examining classes, this re-creation has been completely revised and now comprises new elements, accelerated half introductions, a fair broader diversity of degrees for the examining choices, elevated emphasis on annotating, paragraphing, and summarizing, and a brand new part partly 5.

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1. A noncommissioned rank in the US Air Force that is above master sergeant and below chief master sergeant. 2. One who holds this rank. senior moment n. Informal An instance in which one is unable to remember something or to focus adequately on the matter at hand, viewed as typical of aging. , pl. seniti A Tongan unit of currency equal to 1/100 of the pa’anga. ] Sen·lac (seˇn'lăk´) A hill in southern England near Hastings. The battle fought here in 1066, in which William the Conqueror defeated Harold II, is known as the Battle of Hastings.

A high school usually including grades 9, 10, 11, and 12. sen·ior·i·tis (sēn´yə-rı̄'tı̆s) n. Informal A reduction of academic focus or worsening of academic performance characteristic of some high-school seniors, especially after acceptance into college. sen·ior·i·ty (sēn-yôr'ı̆-tē, -yŏr'-) n. 1. The state of being older than another or others or higher in rank than another or others. 2. Precedence of position, especially precedence over others of the same rank by reason of a longer span of service.

See how close your definition is to the dictionary’s. indd 10 8/30/12 10:43 AM Using Context Clues 11 1. Never let up, women. Pound away relentlessly at this concept, and eventually it will start to penetrate the guy’s brain. (Practice Selection—Dave Barry, “Tips for Women: How to Have a Relationship with a Guy”) Your definition ______________________________________________________ Dictionary definition _________________________________________________ 2. If any aspect of the economic squeeze is hitting American workers across the board—white collar and blue-collar, high-income and low-income, chief executives and janitors—it is the phenomenon of increased stress on the job, a combination of longer workweeks and having to toil harder and faster during one’s hours at work.

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