In Academic Reading: College Major and Career Applications, Kathleen McWhorter offers a unique, contextualized approach that develops higher-level comprehension, vocabulary, and thinking skills while introducing readers to the six most popular academic disciplines and career fields and how to adapt their reading skills for these fields.
Though many texts teach general reading skills, McWhorter (Niagara Country Community College) takes students a step further by showing them how to apply, modify, and adopt their skills to accommodate the unique features and requirements of six academic discipline areas. They are the social sciences, business, humanities and the arts, mathematics, the natural sciences, and technical and applied fields. Teachers from those disciplines have reviewed the material. No dates are noted for earlier editions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)