College Vocabulary Skills and Strategies

College Vocabulary Skills and Strategies

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For courses in Developmental English including Fundamentals of Reading and Vocabulary Development. This text stresses the need for students to incorporate new words into their personal vocabulary to enhance their lives and academic careers. This learning objective is achieved through practice; the text utilizes ample fill-in-the-blank, matching, and multiple-choice exercises to teach definitions, pronounciation, and context clues. An entire section of the text deals with strategies for learning new words and focuses on discipline-specific words in medicine, business, law enforcement, psychology, and computer science.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 216 x 279 x 13mm | 336g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0130971022
  • 9780130971029

Table of contents

Why Vocabulary Is Important. I. USING THE DICTIONARY. Guide Words. Entry Words. Five Basic Parts of an Entry Word. Points to Remember. II. STRATEGIES FOR LEARNING NEW WORDS. III. USING STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS-WORD PARTS: ROOTS, PREFIXES, AND SUFFIXES. Pre-test. Steps to Building a Larger Vocabulary Through the Usage of Word Parts. Points to Remember. IV. USING CONTEXT CLUES. Most Common Kinds of Context Clues. Points to Remember. V. USING SPECIALIZED TERMINOLOGY IN VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT. Medical Terms. Business Terms. Law Enforcement Terms. Psychology Terms. Computer Science Terms. Points to Remember.show more