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Building College Vocabulary Strategies

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ISBN13:

9780130493651

ISBN10:
0130493651
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2005
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall

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Summary

Before college students can learn new vocabulary words, they must understand how they learn. This new vocabulary text addresses the need for identifying learning styles by exposing students to the VARK Learning Inventory-encouraging every type of learner to use the skills they already have to master hundreds of new words. BUILDING COLLEGE VOCABULARY STRATEGIES also approaches vocabulary development with a unique and proven systematic strategy called SSCD: (1) See and Say the word; (2) use Structural analysis; (3) apply Context clues; and (4) incorporate Dictionary knowledge. Numerous practice exercises further reinforce comprehension of the word lists. Part II of the text includes four chapters of discipline-specific words, covering Government and History Business, Sociology, and Biology-thereby exposing students to words they would encounter in their other textbooks.

Table of Contents

Preface xv
Acknowledgments xvii
Introduction: Learning Styles 1(1)
How Do You Learn? Learning Styles May Be the Answer
1(1)
Androgogy Versus Pedagogy
1(1)
Memory---Don't Leave Home Without It!
2(1)
The Memory Process
2(1)
Research Findings about Memory
3(1)
Ready---Set---Go!
3(1)
VARK Learning Styles Inventory
3(2)
Interpreting and Using Your Results
5(1)
How to Use This Information
6(1)
Part One Words and Word Elements
Chapter One
7(10)
Memory Tip Intend to Remember
7(1)
Learning Strategy SSCD
7(1)
Part A
8(3)
Words to Learn
8(1)
Structural Elements
8(1)
See and Say
8(1)
Structure
8(1)
Context Clues
8(1)
Dictionary
9(1)
Practice Exercises
9(1)
Fill in the Blank
9(1)
Correct or Incorrect?
10(1)
Short Answer
10(1)
Multiple Choice
10(1)
Part B
11(4)
Words to Learn
11(1)
Structural Elements
11(1)
See and Say
11(1)
Structure
12(1)
Context Clues
12(1)
Dictionary
12(1)
Practice Exercises
13(1)
Fill in the Blank
13(1)
Correct or Incorrect?
13(1)
Short Answer
14(1)
Multiple Choice
14(1)
Power Words
15(1)
Practice Exercises
15(1)
Chapter Review
15(2)
VARK Exercises
15(1)
Visual Learners
15(1)
Auditory Learners
15(1)
Read/Write Learners
15(1)
Kinesthetic Learners
15(1)
Puzzle Fun
16(1)
Chapter Two
17(12)
Memory Tip Organize the Material
17(1)
Learning Strategy Tri-Fold (Primary Rehearsal Strategy)
17(1)
Part A
18(4)
Words to Learn
18(1)
Structural Elements
19(1)
See and Say
19(1)
Structure
19(1)
Context Clues
19(1)
Dictionary
19(1)
Practice Exercises
20(1)
Fill in the Blank
20(1)
Correct or Incorrect?
20(1)
Short Answer
21(1)
Multiple Choice
21(1)
Part B
22(3)
Words to Learn
22(1)
Structural Elements
22(1)
See and Say
22(1)
Structure
22(1)
Context Clues
23(1)
Dictionary
23(1)
Practice Exercises
24(1)
Fill in the Blank
24(1)
Correct or Incorrect?
24(1)
Short Answer
24(1)
Multiple Choice
25(1)
Power Words
25(1)
Practice Exercises
26(1)
Chapter Review
26(3)
VARK Exercises
26(1)
Visual Learners
26(1)
Auditory Learners
26(1)
Read/Write Learners
26(1)
Kinesthetic Learners
26(1)
Puzzle Fun
27(2)
Chapter Three
29(12)
Memory Tip Test/Retest
29(1)
Learning Strategy Metacognition
29(1)
Part A
30(3)
Words to Learn
30(1)
Structural Elements
30(1)
See and Say
30(1)
Structure
30(1)
Context Clues
30(1)
Dictionary
31(1)
Practice Exercises
31(1)
Fill in the Blank
31(1)
Correct or Incorrect?
32(1)
Short Answer
32(1)
Multiple Choice
32(1)
Part B
33(4)
Words to Learn
33(1)
Structural Elements
33(1)
See and Say
33(1)
Structure
34(1)
Context Clues
34(1)
Dictionary
34(1)
Practice Exercises
35(1)
Fill in the Blank
35(1)
Correct or Incorrect?
35(1)
Short Answer
36(1)
Multiple Choice
36(1)
Power Words
37(1)
Practice Exercises
37(1)
Chapter Review
37(4)
VARK Exercises
37(1)
Visual Learners
37(1)
Auditory Learners
38(1)
Read/Write Learners
38(1)
Kinesthetic Learners
38(1)
Puzzle Fun
39(2)
Chapter Four
41(12)
Memory Tip Overlearn the Material
41(1)
Learning Strategy Secondary Rehearsal Strategies (SRS)
41(1)
Part A
42(4)
Words to Learn
42(1)
Structural Elements
42(1)
See and Say
42(1)
Structure
43(1)
Context Clues
43(1)
Dictionary
43(1)
Practice Exercises
44(1)
Fill in the Blank
44(1)
Correct or Incorrect?
44(1)
Short Answer
45(1)
Multiple Choice
45(1)
Part B
46(4)
Words to Learn
46(1)
Structural Elements
46(1)
See and Say
46(1)
Structure
46(1)
Context Clues
47(1)
Dictionary
47(1)
Practice Exercises
48(1)
Fill in the Blank
48(1)
Correct or Incorrect?
48(1)
Short Answer
48(1)
Multiple Choice
49(1)
Power Words
50(1)
Practice Exercises
50(1)
Chapter Review
50(3)
Related Words with Prefixes
50(1)
Related Words with Suffixes
50(1)
VARK Exercises
50(1)
Visual Learners
50(1)
Auditory Learners
50(1)
Read/Write Learners
50(1)
Kinesthetic Learners
50(1)
Puzzle Fun
51(2)
Chapter Five
53(12)
Memory Tip Space Your Learning
53(1)
Learning Strategy Frequency of Forgetting
53(1)
Part A
54(4)
Words to Learn
54(1)
Structural Elements
54(1)
See and Say
55(1)
Structure
55(1)
Context Clues
55(1)
Dictionary
55(1)
Practice Exercises
56(1)
Fill in the Blank
56(1)
Correct or Incorrect?
56(1)
Short Answer
57(1)
Multiple Choice
57(1)
Part B
58(3)
Words to Learn
58(1)
Structural Elements
58(1)
See and Say
58(1)
Structure
58(1)
Context Clues
59(1)
Dictionary
59(1)
Practice Exercises
60(1)
Fill in the Blank
60(1)
Correct or Incorrect?
60(1)
Short Answer
60(1)
Multiple Choice
61(1)
Power Words
61(1)
Practice Exercises
62(1)
Chapter Review
62(3)
VARK Exercises
62(1)
Visual Learners
62(1)
Auditory Learners
62(1)
Read/Write Learners
62(1)
Kinesthetic Learners
62(1)
Puzzle Fun
63(2)
Chapter Six
65(12)
Memory Tip Memory Techniques, Part I---Mnemonics
65(1)
Learning Strategy Recitation Will Help Improve Learning
66(1)
Part A
66(4)
Words to Learn
66(1)
Structural Elements
66(1)
See and Say
66(1)
Structure
67(1)
Context Clues
67(1)
Dictionary
67(1)
Practice Exercises
68(1)
Fill in the Blank
68(1)
Correct or Incorrect?
68(1)
Short Answer
69(1)
Multiple Choice
69(1)
Part B
70(4)
Words to Learn
70(1)
Structural Elements
70(1)
See and Say
70(1)
Structure
70(1)
Context Clues
70(1)
Dictionary
70(2)
Practice Exercises
72(1)
Fill in the Blank
72(1)
Correct or Incorrect?
72(1)
Short Answer
72(1)
Multiple Choice
73(1)
Power Words
74(1)
Practice Exercises
74(1)
Chapter Review
74(3)
VARK Exercises
74(1)
Visual Learners
74(1)
Auditory Learners
74(1)
Read/Write Learners
74(1)
Kinesthetic Learners
74(1)
Puzzle Fun
75(2)
Chapter Seven
77(12)
Memory Tip Memory Techniques, Part I---Association and Visualization
77(1)
Learning Strategy Context Clues, Part I
77(1)
Part A
78(3)
Words to Learn
78(1)
Structural Elements
78(1)
See and Say
78(1)
Structure
79(1)
Context Clues
79(1)
Dictionary
79(1)
Practice Exercises
80(1)
Fill in the Blank
80(1)
Correct or Incorrect?
80(1)
Short Answer
80(1)
Multiple Choice
81(1)
Part B
81(4)
Words to Learn
81(1)
Structural Elements
82(1)
See and Say
82(1)
Structure
82(1)
Context Clues
82(1)
Dictionary
82(1)
Practice Exercises
83(1)
Fill in the Blank
83(1)
Correct or Incorrect?
84(1)
Short Answer
84(1)
Multiple Choice
84(1)
Power Words
85(1)
Practice Exercises
85(1)
Chapter Review
86(3)
VARK Exercises
86(1)
Visual Learners
86(1)
Auditory Learners
86(1)
Read/Write Learners
86(1)
Kinesthetic Learners
86(1)
Puzzle Fun
87(2)
Chapter Eight
89(10)
Memory Tip Study before Bed
89(1)
Learning Strategy Context Clues, Part II
89(1)
Part A
90(3)
Words to Learn
90(1)
Structural Elements
90(1)
See and Say
90(1)
Structure
90(1)
Context Clues
91(1)
Dictionary
91(1)
Practice Exercises
92(1)
Fill in the Blank
92(1)
Correct or Incorrect?
92(1)
Short Answer
92(1)
Multiple Choice
93(1)
Part B
93(4)
Words to Learn
93(1)
Structural Elements
94(1)
See and Say
94(1)
Structure
94(1)
Context Clues
94(1)
Dictionary
94(1)
Practice Exercises
95(1)
Fill in the Blank
95(1)
Correct or Incorrect?
95(1)
Short Answer
96(1)
Multiple Choice
96(1)
Power Words
97(1)
Practice Exercises
97(1)
Chapter Review
97(2)
VARK Exercises
97(1)
Visual Learners
97(1)
Auditory Learners
98(1)
Read/Write Learners
98(1)
Kinesthetic Learners
98(1)
Puzzle Fun
98(1)
Chapter Nine
99(10)
Memory Tip Personalize your Learning
99(1)
Learning Strategy Graphic Organizers, Word Webs, and Semantic Maps
99(1)
Part A
100(3)
Words to Learn
100(1)
Structural Elements
100(1)
See and Say
100(1)
Structure
100(1)
Context Clues
100(1)
Dictionary
101(1)
Practice Exercises
101(1)
Fill in the Blank
101(1)
Correct or Incorrect?
102(1)
Short Answer
102(1)
Multiple Choice
102(1)
Part B
103(4)
Words to Learn
103(1)
Structural Elements
103(1)
See and Say
103(1)
Structure
104(1)
Context Clues
104(1)
Dictionary
104(1)
Practice Exercises
105(1)
Fill in the Blank
105(1)
Correct or Incorrect?
105(1)
Short Answer
105(1)
Multiple Choice
106(1)
Power Words
107(1)
Practice Exercises
107(1)
Chapter Review
107(2)
VARK Exercises
107(1)
Visual Learners
107(1)
Auditory Learners
107(1)
Read/Write Learners
107(1)
Kinesthetic Learners
107(1)
Puzzle Fun
108(1)
Part Two Discipline-Related Words
Chapter Ten
109(14)
Focus Tip Sequential Remembering
109(1)
Part A
110(4)
Words to Learn
110(1)
Structural Elements
110(1)
See and Say
110(1)
Structure
110(1)
Context Clues
111(1)
Dictionary
111(1)
Practice Exercises
112(1)
Fill in the Blank
112(1)
Correct or Incorrect?
112(1)
Short Answer
113(1)
Multiple Choice
113(1)
Part B
114(5)
Words to Learn
114(1)
Structural Elements
115(1)
See and Say
115(1)
Structure
115(1)
Context Clues
115(1)
Dictionary
116(1)
Practice Exercises
117(1)
Fill in the Blank
117(1)
Correct or Incorrect?
117(1)
Short Answer
118(1)
Multiple Choice
118(1)
Power Words
119(1)
Practice Exercises
120(1)
Chapter Review
120(3)
VARK Exercises
120(1)
Visual Learners
120(1)
Auditory Learners
120(1)
Read/Write Learners
120(1)
Kinesthetic Learners
120(1)
Puzzle Fun
120(3)
Chapter Eleven
123(14)
Focus Tip Reliability, Validity, and Author's Qualifications
123(1)
Part A
124(5)
Words to Learn
124(1)
Structural Elements
124(1)
See and Say
124(1)
Structure
125(1)
Context Clues
125(1)
Dictionary
125(1)
Practice Exercises
126(1)
Fill in the Blank
126(1)
Correct or Incorrect?
127(1)
Short Answer
127(1)
Multiple Choice
128(1)
Part B
129(4)
Words to Learn
129(1)
See and Say
129(1)
Structure
129(1)
Context Clues
129(1)
Dictionary
130(1)
Practice Exercises
131(1)
Fill in the Blank
131(1)
Correct or Incorrect?
131(1)
Short Answer
132(1)
Multiple Choice
132(1)
Power Words
133(1)
Practice Exercises
134(1)
Chapter Review
134(3)
VARK Exercises
134(1)
Visual Learners
134(1)
Auditory Learners
134(1)
Read/Write Learners
134(1)
Kinesthetic Learners
134(1)
Puzzle Fun
135(2)
Chapter Twelve
137(14)
Focus Tip SQ3R
137(1)
Part A
138(5)
Words to Learn
138(1)
Structural Elements
138(1)
See and Say
138(1)
Structure
138(1)
Context Clues
138(1)
Dictionary
138(1)
Practice Exercises
138(1)
Fill in the Blank
138(1)
Correct or Incorrect?
139(1)
Short Answer
139(1)
Multiple Choice
140(3)
Part B
143(4)
Words to Learn
143(1)
Structural Elements
143(1)
See and Say
143(1)
Structure
144(1)
Context Clues
144(1)
Dictionary
144(1)
Practice Exercises
145(1)
Fill in the Blank
145(1)
Correct or Incorrect?
146(1)
Short Answer
146(1)
Multiple Choice
146(1)
Power Words
147(1)
Practice Exercises
148(1)
Chapter Review
148(3)
VARK Exercises
148(1)
Visual Learners
148(1)
Auditory Learners
148(1)
Read/Write Learners
148(1)
Kinesthetic Learners
148(1)
Puzzle Fun
149(2)
Chapter Thirteen
151(12)
Focus Tip Reading in the Sciences
151(1)
Part A
152(3)
Words to Learn
152(1)
See and Say
152(1)
Context Clues
152(1)
Dictionary
153(1)
Practice Exercises
153(1)
Fill in the Blank
153(1)
Correct or Incorrect?
154(1)
Short Answer
154(1)
Multiple Choice
155(1)
Part B
155(4)
Words to Learn
155(1)
See and Say
156(1)
Context Clues
156(1)
Dictionary
156(1)
Practice Exercises
157(1)
Fill in the Blank
157(1)
Correct or Incorrect?
158(1)
Short Answer
158(1)
Multiple Choice
158(1)
Power Words
159(1)
Practice Exercises
160(1)
Chapter Review
160(3)
VARK Exercises
160(1)
Visual Learners
160(1)
Auditory Learners
160(1)
Read/Write Learners
160(1)
Kinesthetic Learners
160(1)
Puzzle Fun
161(2)
Appendix 163(2)
Words to Learn 165

Excerpts

PURPOSE Strong vocabulary knowledge and word acquisition skills are necessary for reading success. This book presents both general and content-specific vocabulary that is common to college texts. Also, given the amount of information students need to acquire, they need to be efficient in their approach to new material; therefore, this book has a dual purpose. The primary purpose is to present words and vocabulary skills that are important for reading success. It is our goal to give students information and word attack skills that they can apply to future reading. The second purpose is to help students be more efficient in their vocabulary learning. Therefore, besides vocabulary instruction, we have included information on learning styles and memory development. It is our hope that students will transfer the strategies presented in this text to all of their learning situations. SPECIAL FEATURES This text has several features that make it unique among vocabulary textbooks. The first is the inclusion of the VARK Learning Inventory. Through this inventory, students will better understand how they learn. As a result, they will be able to adapt their learning style to a variety of situations that will enable them to be successful. The inventory is reproduced in the first chapter. (A website with self-scoring is provided as well.) Chapter review exercises are specifically designed to accommodate individual learning styles. Second, the book provides students with information about memory improvement techniques. Memory tips are based on John Langons's "Seven Steps to a Powerful Memory" fromReading and Study Skills.The seven memory tips are introduced in Chapter One and are further explained in Part One: Word and Word Elements. Again, these tips will help students effectively learn the new vocabulary and will give them information that they can transfer to other academic and nonacademic learning situations. Each chapter also includes a Learning Strategy. These strategies are specifically designed for vocabulary, but students are encouraged to incorporate these strategies in other learning situations. The vocabulary words are presented in the format that effective readers use to determine the meaning of unknown words--SSCD: See and Say, Structure, Context Clues, Dictionary. In a reading situation, the primary goal is to keep reading and not lose comprehension. The words are first presented with their pronunciation to give students the necessary information so that they cansaythe word. Students may be able to identify the word using the pronunciation key, or they may go to step two, understanding wordstructure.Throughout the text, students will develop an extensive knowledge of word parts that will help them in future reading situations. Next, the words are presented incontextso that students can determine the word meaning in an authentic reading situation. Context clues are clearly indicated, and information about this strategy is presented in the text. Finally, adictionarydefinition is given with another sentence to help the reader understand how the word would actually be used. The dictionary definitions are from theAmerican Heritage Dictionary, www.bartleby.com/am . CHAPTER ORGANIZATION There are two sections to this text. The first nine chapters contain general vocabulary words and word elements. The last four chapters focus on content-specific words chosen from common academic areas. In Part One, each chapter begins with a memory tip and a learning strategy that can be applied to learning vocabulary as well as other information. The format for the vocabulary presentation is: A memory tip A learning strategy A list of words to learn A list of structural elements A pronunciation guide for the highlighted words


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