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What is included with this book?
For courses in Academic Vocabulary.
Helps students build and use strong vocabularies
Academic Vocabulary makes the study of vocabulary enjoyable. Through thematic readings, self-tests, and interactive exercises, students can apply their skills to writing, personal experience, art, and many other formats that generate excitement about improving their vocabularies. Each activity plays on individual learning styles to help students learn new words in a large number of contexts.
The Sixth Edition retains the book’s strong visual appeal, as well as its philosophy that an essential part of learning vocabulary is repeated exposure to a word. As a result, it provides eight to ten exposures to each vocabulary word throughout the text, plus additional instances in the review section and flash and word map activities throughout the book. With new readings and words, this edition of Academic Vocabulary offers greater exposure to a more diverse wordbase than ever before.
Also available with MyReadingLab ™MyReadingLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them develop their reading skills and promotes transference of those skills to college-level work. Full-length readings and assignments from the text are available in the eText version of MyReadingLab, strengthening the connection between the classroom and work done outside of class.
Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyReadingLab does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyReadingLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.
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- 0133995011 / 9780133995015 MyReadingLab with Pearson eText - Standalone Access Card
- 0134119703 / 9780134119700 Academic Vocabulary: Academic Words
Amy E. Olsen grew up in a book-loving household in San Diego, California. While in elementary school, she and her brother competed to read the most books during the library’s summer-reading program, and whenever there was a question about a topic at the dinner table, a set of encyclopedias was within an arm’s reach. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in English from San Diego State University. She has taught a variety of courses including reading, composition, film, and literature in traditional and online classrooms. Her interests include traveling, hiking, bicycling, reading, gardening, taking photographs, and watching movies. She enjoys combining these hobbies while exploring the world; she has visited every continent and dreams of eventually traveling to every country. She has written four textbooks: Reading Now, Interactive Vocabulary, Active Vocabulary, and Academic Vocabulary. The three vocabulary books came out in sixth editions in 2016.
1. Composition: The Midterm
2. Mathematics: Work It Out
3. Biology: The Natural World
4. Word Parts I
5. Review: Focus on Chapters 1—4
6. Sociology: The Importance of Hello
7. Speech: Tips for Any Occasion
8. Foreign Languages: Welcome Additions
9. Geography: The Frozen Continent
10. Word Parts II
11. Review: Focus on Chapters 6—10
12. History: Mongolia Explored
13. Art: Two Views
14. Anthropology: Societies and Customs
15. Word Parts III
16. Review: Focus on Chapters 12—15
17. Political Science: Searching for the Ideal
18. Literature: Look Deeply
19. Computer Science: Concerns to Consider
20. Geology: Above and Below
21. Review: Focus on Chapters 17—20
22. Education: What’s Your Personality?
23. Film: On Location
24. Business: Shopping Made Easier
25. Chemistry: From Ancient to Modern Times
26. Review: Focus on Chapters 22—25