Academic Vocabulary Academic Words

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-01-06
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Academic Vocabulary supplements a reading text at the most advanced level and develops vocabulary for academic subjects through thematic readings, interactive exercises, and self-tests. This visually appealing worktext introduces words in context and reinforces their meanings through self-tests, writing assignments, collaborative projects, and games. The chapters and exercises are "scaffolded" so that material presented in previous chapters is reinforced progressively as the student moves through the book. The exercises in Academic Vocabulary stimulate different learning styles and encourage cross-referencing of the vocabulary words. Recognizing that today's students are citizens of a visual culture, the fifth edition's new "Word Visions" feature calls on students to apply their vocabulary skills in image-oriented contexts.

Table of Contents


Learning Objectives                                                        

Getting Started                                                 

Using the Dictionary                             

Parts of Speech                                                   

Completing Analogies                                            

Benefits of Flash Cards and Word Maps              

Word Wise Features                                           

1     U.S. History: Challenges Faced                 

2     Composition: The Midterm                       

3     Mathematics: Work It Out                         

4     Biology: The Natural World                      

5     Word Parts I                                             

6     Review: Focus on Chapters 1–5              

7     Sociology: The Importance of Hello         

8     Speech: Tips for Any Occasion                

9     Foreign Languages: Welcome Additions  

10     Geography: The Frozen Continent            

11   Word Parts II                                              

12     Review: Focus on Chapters 7–11             

13     World History: Mongolia Explored            

14     Art History: Always Something New         

15     Anthropology: Societies and Customs   

16     Word Parts III                                                        

17     Review: Focus on Chapters 13–16

18     Political Science: Searching for the Ideal      

19     Literature: Look Deeply                               

20     Computer Science: Concerns to Consider  

21     Geology: Above and Below                                

22     Review: Focus on Chapters 18–21           

23     Education: What’s Your Personality?         

24     Film: Well Worth Watching                              

25     Business: Shopping Made Easier                 

26     Chemistry: From Ancient to Modern Times

27     Review: Focus on Chapters 23–26           


Create Your Own Flash Cards                            

Make Your Own Word Maps                                         

Pronunciation Key: Inside Front Cover              

Word List: Inside Back Cover                             

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