Success in College Reading. Reading and learning: getting started; An overview of college textbook reading; Organizing and remembering information. -- Vocabulary: the key to meaning. Using context clues ; Using word parts and learning new words. -- Comprehension and Learning Skills : Understanding paragraphs: topics and main ideas ; Understanding paragraphs: supporting details and transitions ; Following the author's thought patterns. -- Critical Reading Skills : Interpreting the writer's message and purpose ; Evaluating: asking critical questions. -- A Fiction Mini-reader -- A Contemporary Issues Mini-reader.