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World of Words: Vocabulary for College Success (8TH 11 - Old Edition)

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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.

Synopsis:

This time-tested, top-selling vocabulary textbook not only teaches students the vocabulary they need for academic success but also provides them with the tools to acquire new words independently for years to come. A wealth of easy to use and engaging exercises offers in-depth word practice. A focus on three critical skills--dictionary use, context clues, and word elements--builds lifelong word acquisition skills. New online audio exercises hone pronunciation, and an abundance of support materials, including pre-written online tests for every chapter, make life a little easier for instructors.

Synopsis:

The World of Words is designed to spark student interest in vocabulary and foster their love of words. The Seventh Edition sports a colorful new design and incorporates updated themes that draw upon students' knowledge and interests. Through a series of carefully paced lessons, this top-selling vocabulary textbook teaches students three critical skills: dictionary use, contextual clues, and Greek and Latin word elements that expand their repertoire of words. Easy to use and engaging, The World of Words prepares students for the academic vocabulary they will encounter in college.

About the Author

Margaret Richek, a specialist in vocabulary development, received her Ph.D. in education in 1974 from the University of Chicago. For many years, she served on the faculty of Northeastern Illinois University, teaching developmental reading courses to college students. She has published articles and presented across the United States on strategies for vocabulary learning, and is the author of VOCABULARY FORACHIEVEMENT, a series of textbooks for grades 3 through 12. Currently, she is Professor Emerita of Northeastern Illinois University and serves as a consultant for Roosevelt University in Chicago and the Bureau of Education and Research.

Table of Contents

Preface. Part 1: DICTIONARY SKILLS AND CONTEXT CLUES. Parts of Speech. Word Endings and Parts of Speech. 1. 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. 2. 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. 3. 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. 4. 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. Part 2: WORD ELEMENTS. Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes. Using Word Elements. 5. 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. 6. 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. 7. 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. 8. 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. 9. 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. 10. 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. 11. 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. 12. 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780495802556
Subtitle:
Vocabulary for College Success
Author:
Richek, Margaret Ann
Author:
Richek, Margaret Ann (Margaret Ann Richek)
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Subject:
Reading Skills
Subject:
Higher
Subject:
Vocabulary
Subject:
Reference-Reading
Subject:
General Language Arts & Disciplines
Publication Date:
20100115
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.00x7.20x.80 in. 1.40 lbs.

Related Subjects

Education » Higher Education
History and Social Science » Linguistics » English Linguistics and Dialects
Reference » Grammar and Usage
Reference » Readers Reference
Reference » Reading

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"Synopsis" by , This time-tested, top-selling vocabulary textbook not only teaches students the vocabulary they need for academic success but also provides them with the tools to acquire new words independently for years to come. A wealth of easy to use and engaging exercises offers in-depth word practice. A focus on three critical skills--dictionary use, context clues, and word elements--builds lifelong word acquisition skills. New online audio exercises hone pronunciation, and an abundance of support materials, including pre-written online tests for every chapter, make life a little easier for instructors.
"Synopsis" by , The World of Words is designed to spark student interest in vocabulary and foster their love of words. The Seventh Edition sports a colorful new design and incorporates updated themes that draw upon students' knowledge and interests. Through a series of carefully paced lessons, this top-selling vocabulary textbook teaches students three critical skills: dictionary use, contextual clues, and Greek and Latin word elements that expand their repertoire of words. Easy to use and engaging, The World of Words prepares students for the academic vocabulary they will encounter in college.
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