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Author McWhorter, Kathleen T.
Title Vocabulary simplified : strategies for building your college vocabulary / Kathleen T. McWhorter.
Imprint New York : Pearson Longman, ©2006.
Edition 2nd ed.

Author McWhorter, Kathleen T.
Subject Vocabulary -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Universities and colleges -- Curricula -- Terminology -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Learning and scholarship -- Terminology -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Genre/Form Problems and exercises.
Description ix, 150 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Edition 2nd ed.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (page 147) and index.
Contents pt. 1. The whys and hows of improving your vocabulary -- A. Your vocabulary : what your professors and employers know about you -- B. Vocabulary and college success -- C. Vocabulary and workplace success -- D. Dictionaries : worthwhile investments -- E. How to learn new words -- F. Use it or lose it! : a system for using the words you learn -- G. You are what you eat : a daily menu of new words -- Applying and integrating what you have learned -- pt. 2. Using context to figure out words -- A. Making educated guesses about word meaning -- B. Types of context clues -- C. What to do when context doesn't work -- D. After context, then what? -- Applying and integrating what you have learned -- pt. 3. Using word parts to expand your vocabulary -- A. Word parts : the bargain table for vocabulary building -- B. Word parts and academic disciplines -- C. Prefixes : beginnings that change word meanings -- D. Roots : the building blocks of language -- E. Suffixes : endings that change a word's part of speech -- Applying and integrating what you have learned -- pt. 4. Vocabulary for the twenty-first century -- A. Words on loan : foreign words and phrases -- B. Words have feelings, too : connotative meanings -- C. Not saying what you mean : euphemisms -- D. Untangling a tangle of words : doublespeak -- E. Where do new words come from? -- F. Let your creativity show : use figurative language -- G. Stretching your thinking with words : analogies -- H. Is it lie or lay? : commonly confused words -- pt. 5. A weekly menu of new words -- A. Campus terminology -- B. Computers/information systems -- C. Law -- D. Health/medicine -- E. Education -- F. Business -- G. Biology -- H. Psychology/sociology -- I. Politics/government -- J. Literature -- K. Arts -- Appendices.
ISBN 032114256X (pbk : student ed.)
9780321142566 (pbk : student ed.)
0321142586 (pbk. : annotated instructor's ed.)
9780321142580 (pbk. : annotated instructor's ed.)
OCLC # 57754383