The Art of Critical Reading uses the theme of art to create an exciting and engaging approach to reading and learning. Integrating art themes through reading selections, visuals, and exercises, the new edition offers a wealth of updated exercises and reading selections drawn from a variety of sources (college textbooks, newspapers, magazines, and classic and contemporary literature) to inspire students to read with passion and care.
Mather and McCarthy (developmental and critical and evaluative reading and English as a second language, Glendale Community College) provide a textbook to help advanced undergraduate students develop skills for reading, understanding, and critically evaluating textbooks and other college-level reading. They structure the text around the theme of art, beginning each chapter with a major art work and including art-related topics. This edition has new readings on creativity and critical thinking, a greater emphasis on vocabulary development, more focus on the theme of art, and a new full-color design, with readings designed to appear in their original form, which are excerpted from textbooks, newspapers, magazines, and literature. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)