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What is included with this book?
Helps students build and use strong vocabularies
Active 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 Active 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.
Package consists of:
- 0133995011 / 9780133995015 MyReadingLab with Pearson eText - Standalone Access Card
- 013411969X / 9780134119694 Active Vocabulary
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.
To the Student
Parts of Speech
Using the Dictionary
Benefits of Flash Cards and Word Maps
Word Wise Features
PART I: GENERAL WORDS
SECTION I: Student Life
1. On Campus: Study Skills
2. Relationships: Solving Conflicts
3. Entertainment: Enjoying a Night Out
4. Word Parts I
5. Review: Focus on Chapters 1—4
SECTION II: Reading for Pleasure
6. Science Fiction: The Silent Stars
7. Romance: A Knock on the Door
8. Mystery: Missing from the Mound
9. Word Parts II
10. Review: Focus on Chapters 6—9
PART II: ACADEMIC WORDS
11. Education: Creating Readers
12. Environmental Science: Endangered Animals
13. Computer Science: Internet Scams
14. Word Parts III
15. Review: Focus on Chapters 11—14
16. English: Writing Tips
17. Political Science: Local Politics
18. Sports Medicine: Avoiding Injuries
19. Review: Focus on Chapters 16—18
20. Nutrition: Healthy Eating
21. City Planning: Public Input
22. Psychology: FAQs on Growing Up
23. Career Development: Resume Building
24. Review: Focus on Chapters 20—23
Create Your Own Flash Cards
Make Your Own Word Maps