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1500 Words in 15 Minutes a Day: A Year-Long Plan to Learn 28 Words a Weekby Ceil Cleveland
Synopses & Reviews
Improve your vocabulary in your spare time-and enhance your opportunities for a lifetime
Whether you're studying for school, preparing a business presentation, or mingling at a cocktail party, your mastery of words is essential to your overall success. 1,500 Words in 15 Minutes a Day is the ultimate crash course in vocabulary building-a comprehensive day-by-day, week-by-week program that makes it easy to learn new words in the fastest time possible. The book's simple lesson plans are organized by related topics, highlighting common words used in business, politics, religion, and the arts. Each chapter includes clear definitions, pronunciations, and examples of usage, as well as self-quizzes and fascinating facts for a total learning experience.
This exciting year-long program will help you to:
...in just fifteen minutes a day.
Having a limited vocabulary is frustrating at the least, and a career breaker at worst. But in as little as four words a day, "1,500 Words in 15 Minutes a Day "helps dramatically improve readers' vocabulary, promoting success in every facet of their lives, from acing the SATs to delivering effective presentations in the workplace. Features include: Examples of vocabulary in use Pronunciation key Targeted exercises for every chapter Final review test Comprehensive exercises And much more
About the Author
Ceil Cleveland is a professor of English at New York University. She has also been vice president of university affairs at SUNY Stony Brook and Queens College of CUNY.
Table of Contents
PART I Introduction Essential Words for the Literate Person WEEK 1: Words for Discussing Art WEEK 2: Words for Discussing Architecture WEEK 3: Words for Discussing Music WEEK 4: Words for Discussing Philosophy WEEK 5: Words for Discussing Psychology WEEK 6: Words for Discussing Drama WEEK 7: Words for Discussing Literature WEEK 8: Words for Discussing Poetry WEEK 9: Words for Discussing Classical Mythology WEEK 10: Words for Discussing the Bible A World of Words WEEK 11: Cool Words WEEK 12: Hot Words WEEK 13: Not Words WEEK 14: Weird Words WEEK 15: Surprising Words WEEK 16: Trick Words WEEK 17: Slick Words WEEK 18: phobia Words WEEK 19: Empty Words WEEK 20: Words for Words WEEK 21: Foreign Words WEEK 22: Words That Fall Trippingly on the Tongue WEEK 23: Moving Words WEEK 24: Emotionol Words WEEK 25: Tough Words WEEK 26: fighting Words WEEK 27: loving Words WEEK 28: Cross Words WEEK 29: Deceptive Words WEEK 30: Noisy Words WEEK 31: Quiet Words WEEK 32: Heolthy Words WEEK 33: Sick Words WEEK 34: Edible Words WEEK 35: Amusing Words WEEK 36: Growing Words WEEK 37: Short Words WEEK 38: long Words WEEK 39: Euphemistic Words WEEK 40: Golden Word WEEK 41: legal Words WEEK 42: Dirty Words WEEK 43: Clean Words WEEK 44: News Words WEEK 45: Show-Off Words WEEK 46: family Words WEEK 47: Sensitive Words WEEK 48: Impressive Words WEEK 49: Wise Words WEEK 50: Intemperate Words WEEK 51: Abused Words WEEK 52: Words on Words Works Consulted
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