Contemporary Topics 2

Contemporary Topics 2

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The Contemporary Topics Series prepares students for the challenges of college by presenting a wide range of listening and note-taking strategies and skills. Targeting corpus-based vocabulary drawn from the Academic Word List, Contemporary Topics ensures that students will be familiar with the most frequently used academic terms.
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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 206 x 274 x 6mm | 258.55g
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130948586
  • 9780130948588
  • 2,172,478

Table of contents

Unit 1 What's in a Name?

Topic: Cultural Anthropology

Note-Taking Tip: Identify main ideas

Unit 2 English: A Global Language?

Topic: Linguistics

Note-Taking Tip: Use signal words to organize your notes

Unit 3 High Anxiety: Phobias

Topic: Psychology

Note-Taking Tip: Note and explain key words

Unit 4 TV: What We Watch

Topic: Media Studies

Note-Taking Tip: Create topic headings and indent subtopics

Unit 5 Learning Differently

Topic: Education

Note-Taking Tip: Note supporting details below main ideas

Unit 6 Immigration: Bound for the United States

Topic: History

Note-Taking Tip: Make columns to note dates and numbers

Unit 7 Who's Calling the Shots?

Topic: Business Administration

Note-Taking Tip: Use symbols and abbreviations

Unit 8 Right and Wrong on the Net

Topic: Computer Ethics

Note-Taking Tip: Make numbered lists

Unit 9 Which Way Will It Go?

Topic: Environmental Science

Note-Taking Tip: Draw arrows to show cause and effect

Unit 10 It's in the DNA

Topic: Biology

Note-Taking Tip: Cluster related ideas in a web

Unit 11 Staying Healthy

Topic: Public Health

Note-Taking Tip: Group related ideas with brackets and arrows

Unit 12 Prepare, Prepare

Topic: Public Administration

Note-Taking Tip: Write down questions as you listen

Appendix A: Academic Word List

Appendix B: Affix Charts
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