The Longman Academic Reading Series is a five-level series that prepares English language learners for academic work. The aim of the series is to make students more effective and confident readers by providing high-interest readings on academic subjects and by teaching them skills and strategies for effective reading, vocabulary building, note-taking, and critical thinking. The series also encourages students to discuss and write about the ideas they discovered in the readings, making them better speakers and writers of English as well. Features * Readings based on academic sources - Every reading in the text focuses on an academic subject and is chosen with the intent of providing different and intriguing perspectives on the theme. * Multiple reading genres - Readings come from a variety of sources or genres, from textbooks to on-line articles, and are written by a variety of experts from widely different fields. * Explicit academic skills - From critical reading to vocabulary building, notetaking and critical thinking, the Longman Academic Reading Series provides students with a holistic approach to effective reading.
* Corpus-Informed approach to vocabulary (AWL) - Students build vocabulary and acquire skills that will help them become more confident and successful in preparing for their academic work.
Chapter 1 BUSINESS: Steve Jobs, Innovator and CEO Reading One The Extraordinary Life of Steve Jobs Reading Two The Pixar Story Reading Three The Map of Innovation Chapter 2 PSYCHOLOGY: Fear and Phobias Reading One When Does a Fear Become a Phobia? Reading Two Case Studies Reading Three Treatments for Phobias Chapter 3 NUTRITION STUDIES: Food Rules Reading One An Interview with Michael Pollan Reading Two Bad Food? Tax It, and Subsudize Vegetables Reading Three Humane Treatment of Animals We Eat Chapter 4 MEDICINE: Pioneers and Heroes Reading One The Hippocratic Oath -- A Modern Version Reading Two The Invisible Enemy Reading Three That Mothers Might Live Chapter 5 AMERICAN LITERATURE: Ernest Hemingway's "Indian Camp" Reading One Indian Camp -- Part I Reading Two Indian Camp -- Part II Reading Three Hemingway's Style Chapter 6 ART HISTORY: The Life and Letters of Vincent Van Gogh Reading One A Biography of Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) Reading Two The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh Reading Three Portrait of Dr. Gachet: A Timeline Chapter 7 FORENSICS: Science and Fiction Reading One Basic Pinciples of Forensics Reading Two The "CSI Effect" Is a Mixed Blessing for Real Crime Labs Reading Three The Forensic Use of DNA Chapter 8 PREHISTORY: From Wolf to Dog Reading One More Than Man's Best Friend Reading Two Domesticating Wolves Reading Three Frisky to the Rescue in Hurricane Katrina Chapter 9 EDUCATION STUDIES: Overcoming Inequalitieis Reading One Savage Inequalities: Children in American Schools Reading Two The Autobiography of Malcolm X Reading Three Where I Learned to Read Chapter 10 SOCIOLOGY: Crime and Punishment Reading One The Global Context Reading Two Socological Theories of Crime Reading Three Prison Programs That Work Vocabulary Index
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