9780321092922

Vocabulary Simplified : Strategies for Building Your College Vocabulary

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    9780321092922

  • ISBN10:

    0321092929

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-06-01
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
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Table of Contents

Part One The Whys and Hows of Improving Your Vocabulary 1(23)
Your Vocabulary: What Your Professors and Employers Know about You
1(1)
Vocabulary and College Success
2(1)
Vocabulary and Workplace Success
2(1)
Worthwhile Investments
3(14)
How to Learn New Words
17(2)
Use It or Lose It! A System for Using the Words You Learn
19(1)
You Are What You Eat: A Daily Menu of New Words
20(4)
Applying and Integrating What You Have Learned
22(2)
Part Two Using Context to Figure Out Words 24(19)
Making Educated Guesses about Word Meaning
24(1)
Types of Context Clues
24(13)
What to Do When Context Doesn't Work
37(1)
After Context, Then What?
38(5)
Applying and Integrating What You Have Learned
39(4)
Part Three Using Word Parts to Expand Your Vocabulary 43(27)
Word Parts: The Bargain Table for Vocabulary Building
43(2)
Word Parts and Academic Disciplines
45(1)
Prefixes: Beginnings that Change Word Meanings
46(10)
Roots: The Building Blocks of Language
56(7)
Suffixes: Endings that Change a Word's Part of Speech
63(7)
Applying and Integrating What You Have Learned
67(3)
Part Four Vocabulary for the Twenty-first Century 70(23)
Words on Loan: Foreign Words and Phrases
70(4)
Words Have Feelings, Too: Connotative Meanings
74(3)
Not Saying What You Mean: Euphemisms
77(1)
Untangling a Tangle of Words: Doublespeak
78(2)
Where Do New Words Come From?
80(2)
Let Your Creativity Show: Use Figurative Language
82(2)
Stretching Your Thinking with Words: Analogies
84(4)
Is it Lie or Lay? Commonly Confused Words
88(5)
Part Five A Weekly Menu of New Words 93(32)
Campus Terminology
93(3)
Computers/Information Systems
96(3)
Law
99(2)
Health/Medicine
101(3)
Education
104(4)
Business
108(2)
Biology
110(3)
Psychology/Sociology
113(3)
Politics/Government
116(3)
Literature
119(3)
Arts
122(3)
Answer Key 125
Index

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