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English 1213 Dr. Miller. Session 3 Catalog Frederic Murray, M.L.I.S. NEA Study 2007: To Read or Not To Read. Americans are spending less time reading Reading comprehension skills are eroding These declines have serious civic, social, cultural and economic implications.

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English 1213 dr miller

English 1213Dr. Miller

Session 3


Frederic Murray, M.L.I.S.

Nea study 2007 to read or not to read

NEA Study 2007:To Read or Not To Read

  • Americans are spending less time reading

  • Reading comprehension skills are eroding

  • These declines have serious civic, social, cultural and economic implications

To read or not to read

To Read or Not To Read

  • More than 60% of employed Proficient readers have jobs in management or in the business, financial, professional and related sectors

  • Only 18% of Basic reader are employed in those fields

  • Proficient readers are 2.5 times as likely as Basic readers to be earning $850 or more a week

-U.S. Dept. of Ed: Nat. Center for Education Statistics 2005

To read or not to read1

To Read or Not To Read

  • Employers now rank reading and writing as top deficiencies in new hires

  • Remedial writing courses are estimated to cost more than $3.1 billion for large corporate employers and $221 for state employers

Reading is transformative

Reading is Transformative

  • Jimmy Santiago Baca

  • Dorothy Allison

  • Larry Heinemann

English 1213 dr miller




  • Keyword vs. Subject

  • Boolean

  • Limiters

English 1213 dr miller

Keyword example: execution

1: the act or process of executing : performance

2: a putting to death especially as a legal penalty

3: the process of enforcing a legal judgment (as against a debtor) ; also : a judicial writ directing such enforcement

4: the act or mode or result of performance

Keywords synonyms

Keywords: Synonyms

Keyword: execution

Part of Speech: noun

Synonyms: accomplishment, completion, consummation, decapitation, doing, effectuation, electrocution, fulfillment, garrote, guillotine, killing, lapidation, noyade, performance, perpetration, realization, strangulation, transaction

Execution in an online search



Internet :

Direct marketing : strategy, planning, execution / Edward L. Nash

Forward chaining in HALO: An implementation strategy for history-based logic pointcuts

FOXNews.com - Anger After Cheerleaders Stage Mock Execution at Pep Rally

“Execution” in an Online Search

Searches use boolean

Searches Use Boolean

  • execution and business

  • execution and prison

  • execution and “dance moves”

Finding books

Finding books

  • Catalog

  • Use keyword searching with Boolean operators

  • Subject searching is like using a thesaurus

  • Limiters

Swosu catalog

SWOSU Catalog

Open worldcat

Open WorldCat



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  • Catalog worksheet

    • SWOSU

    • WorldCat

    • Topic: U.S.A. Presidential Elections

Thank you

Thank You

Frederic Murray M.L.I.S.


580 774 7113

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