9780495802556

World of Words : Vocabulary for College Success

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    9780495802556

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    0495802557

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/15/2010
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

THE WORLD OF WORDS: VOCABULARY FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS, Eighth Edition, is designed to teach you the vocabulary you need for academic success. But Professor Margaret Richek also shares time-tested methods for learning unfamiliar words on your own. To make learning new words easier, fun photographs provide clues to word meanings. Included online exercises let you test your understanding of vocabulary words, and audio lessons teach you how to pronounce each word correctly. Through a series of carefully paced lessons, you will learn three critical skills: learning to make the dictionary work for you; discovering how to figure out a word's meaning without the help of a dictionary; and gaining understanding of hundreds of words by learning the meaning of just a few dozen Greek and Latin roots. Easy to use and entertaining, THE WORLD OF WORDS: VOCABULARY FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS, Eighth Edition, will open up a whole new world of words for you.

Table of Contents

Preface
Dictionary Skills and Context Clues
Parts of Speech
Word Endings and Parts of Speech
Words About People
Did You Know?
What's in a Name?
Learning Strategy Using the Dictionary
Words to Learn Part 1
Exercises Part 1
Words to Learn Part 2
Exercises Part 2
Chapter Exercises
Passage The Sandwich King?
Insight into Idioms--Expressions for Color
Words in the News
Did You Know?
How Many Ways Can a Team Win or Lose?
Learning Strategy Context Clues of Substitution
Words to Learn Part 1
Exercises Part 1
Words to Learn Part 2
Exercises Part 2
Chapter Exercises
Passage Sneakers: A Multibillion-Dollar Industry
Insight into Idioms--Communication
Words for Feeling, Expression, and Action
Did You Know?
How Do Cars Get Their Names?
Learning Strategy Context Clues of Definition
Words to Learn Part 1
Exercises Part 1
Words to Learn Part 2
Exercises Part 2
Chapter Exercises
Passage Jackie Robinson, Baseball Hero
Insight into Idioms--Feelings and Actions
Other Useful English Words
Did You Know?
How Does English Get New Words?
Learning Strategy Context Clues of Opposition
Words to Learn Part 1
Exercises Part 1
Words to Learn Part 2
Exercises Part 2
Chapter Exercises
Passage The Lion who Didn't Forget
Insight into Idioms--Rhyme and Repetition
Review: Chapters 1-4
Word Elements
Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes
Using Word Elements
Word Elements: Prefixes
Did You Know?
Where Does English Come From?
Learning Strategy Word Elements: Prefixes
Prefixes Part 1
Words to Learn Part 1
Exercises Part 1
Prefixes Part 2
Words to Learn Part 2
Exercises Part 2
Chapter Exercises
Passage Food of the People
Insight into Idioms--Expressions for Time
Word Elements: People and Names
Did You Know?
Which Words Come from Names?
Learning Strategy Word Elements About People
Word Roots Part 1
Words to Learn Part 1
Exercises Part 1
Prefixes and Name Words Part 2
Words to Learn Part 2
Exercises Part 2
Chapter Exercises
Passage The Greek Myth of Winter
Insight into Idioms--Expressions About the Body
Word Elements: Movement
Did You Know?
How Did Inventions Get Their Names?
Learning Strategy Word Elements: Movement
Word Roots Part 1
Words to Learn Part 1
Exercises Part 1
Prefixes of Movement Part 2
Words to Learn Part 2
Exercises Part 2
Chapter Exercises
Passage Celebrity Fever
Insight into Idioms--Actions
Word Elements: Together and Apart
Did You Know?
What Are Two Sources of English?
Learning Strategy Word Elements: Together and Apart
Prefixes Part 1
Words to Learn Part 1
Exercises Part 1
Word Roots Part 2
Words to Learn Part 2
Exercises Part 2
Chapter Exercises
Passage Intelligence Under Fire: The Story of the Navajo Code Talkers
Insight into Idioms--Agreement and Anger
Review: Chapters 5-8
Word Elements: Numbers and Measures
Did You Know?
How Were the Months of the Year Named?
Learning Strategy Word Elements: Numbers and Measures
Prefixes Part 1
Words to Learn Part 1
Exercises Part 1
Word Elements Part 2
Words to Learn Part 2
Exercises Part 2
Chapter Exercises
Passage Tattoos, So Modern and Yet So Ancient
Insight into Idioms--Money
Word Elements: Thought and Belief
Did You Know?
Animal Words of Thought and Belief
Learning Strategy Word Elements: Thought and Belief
Word Elements Part 1
Words to Learn Part 1
Exercises Part 1
Prefixes Part 2
Words to Learn Part 2
Exercises Part 2
Chapter Exercises
Passage The Origins of Superstitions
Insight into Idioms--Animals
Word Elements: The Body and Health
Did You Know?
How Did Snacks Originate?
Learning Strategy Word Elements: The Body and Health
Word Elements Part 1
Words to Learn Part 1
Exercises Part 1
Word Elements Part 2
Words to Learn Part 2
Exercises Part 2
Chapter Exercises
Passage A New Language--of Silence
Insight into Idioms--Food
Word Elements: Speech and Writing
Did You Know?
Shortening English
Learning Strategy Word Elements: Speech and Writing
Word Elements Part 1
Words to Learn Part 1
Exercises Part 1
Word Elements Part 2
Words to Learn Part 2
Exercises Part 2
Chapter Exercises
Passage Planting the Green Belt
Insight into Idioms
Communicating
Review: Chapters 9-12
Answers to Quizzes
Index of Words, Word Elements, and Idioms
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