Guide to College Reading, Eighth Edition, focuses on the skills needed to handle the diverse reading demands of college courses and guides students toward becoming active learners and critical thinkers. New features not found in previous editions: A new Contemporary Issues Minireader offers six new readings not found in previous editions. Four new readings, not found in previous editions, have been added to the Mastery Test. A new section on word mapping presents a visual strategy for expanding vocabularies. A new section on online dictionary usage (Chapter 4) explains the benefits of online resources. A new vocabulary exercise provides practice using a dictionary to find the etymology, correct pronunciation, word parts, and multiple meanings of specific words. MyReadingLab Where better reading is within reach. The strongest resource to improve reading! MyReadingLab is the resource students need to improve their reading skills and make the grade. Offering all the benefits and flexibility of an online program, MyReadingLab provides diagnostic tests, review tests, mastery tests, and progress reporting on reading skills and reading levels. Benefits of MyReadingLab Extensive practice and assessment improves mastery of such key reading skills as identifying the main idea, inference, and supporting details. Reading-level practice and assessment measures reading-level advancement based on comprehension improvement. Personalized study plans guide students to reading success. Detailed grade book reports enable students to monitor their progress and track work. Other benefits of MyReadingLab include complimentary access to Pearson s Study Skills Web site, Pearson s Research Navigator, and Pearson s paper review service powered by SMARTHINKING. Visit us online at www.mypearsonstore.com.McWhorter, Kathleen T. is the author of 'Guide to College Reading', published 2008 under ISBN 9780205604975 and ISBN 0205604978.