Building College Vocabulary Strategies / Edition 2

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Before college students can understand new vocabulary words, they must understand how they learn. Through exposure to the VARK Learning Inventory, this textbook addresses the need for identifying learning styles and encourages every type of learner to use the skills they already possess to master hundreds of new words.

Building College Vocabulary Strategies also approaches vocabulary development with a unique and proven systematic strategy called SSCD: (1) See and Say the word; (2) use Structural analysis; (3) apply Context clues; and, (4) incorporate Dictionary knowledge.

Numerous practice exercises further reinforce comprehension of the word lists. Part II of the text includes two chapters of discipline-specific words, covering the Social Sciences, Mathematics, and the Natural Sciences-thereby exposing students to words they might encounter in their other textbooks.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131572713
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 8/15/2007
  • Series: Pabis Supplemental Vocabulary Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface     VIII
Words and Word Elements
Memory and Learning Styles     1
Objectives     1
Memory-Don't Leave Home Without It!     1
The Memory Process     1
Research Findings about Memory     3
How Do You Learn? Learning Styles May Be the Answer     3
Androgogy Versus Pedagogy     3
Ready-Set-Go!     3
VARK Learning Styles Inventory     4
Interpreting and Using Your Results     6
How to Use This Information     7
Chapter 2     9
Memory Tip: Intend to Remember     9
Learning Strategy: SSCD     9
Part A     10
Words to Learn     10
Structural Elements     10
Practice Exercises     10
Part B     14
Words to Learn     14
Structural Elements     14
Practice Exercises     16
Power Words     16
Practice Exercises     18
Chapter Review     18
VARK Exercises     18
Expanded Word Forms     19
Puzzle Fun     20
Chapter 3     21
Memory Tip: Organize the Material     21
Learning Strategy: Tri-Fold (Primary Rehearsal Strategy)     21
Part A     23
Words to Learn     23
Structural Elements     23
Practice Exercises     25
Part B     27
Words to Learn     27
Structural Elements     27
Practice Exercises     29
Power Words     31
Practice Exercises     32
Chapter Review     32
VARK Exercises     32
Puzzle Fun     33
Chapter 4     35
Memory Tip: Test/Retest     35
Learning Strategy: Metacognition     35
Part A     36
Words to Learn     36
Structural Elements     36
Practice Exercises     38
Part B     40
Words to Learn     40
Structural Elements     41
Practice Exercises     42
Power Words     44
Practice Exercises     45
Chapter Review     45
VARK Exercises     45
Expanded Word Forms     46
Puzzle Fun     47
Chapter 5     49
Memory Tip: Over-Learn the Material     49
Learning Strategy: Secondary Rehearsal Strategies (SRS)     49
Part A     50
Words to Learn     50
Structural Elements     50
Practice Exercises     52
Part B     54
Words to Learn     54
Structural Elements     55
Practice Exercises     57
Power Words     59
Practice Exercises     59
Chapter Review     60
VARK Exercises     60
Expanded Word Forms     60
Puzzle Fun     61
Chapter 6     63
Memory Tip: Space Your Learning     63
Learning Strategy: Frequency of Forgetting     63
Part A     64
Words to Learn     64
Structural Elements     68
Practice Exercises     70
Part B     68
Words to Learn     68
Structural Elements     68
Practice Exercises     70
Power Words     72
Practice Exercises     72
Chapter Review     73
VARK Exercises     73
Expanded Word Forms     73
Puzzle Fun      74
Chapter 7     75
Memory Tip Memory: Techniques     75
Learning Strategy: Context Clues, Part I     75
Part A     77
Words to Learn     77
Structural Elements     77
Practice Exercises     78
Part B     80
Words to Learn     80
Structural Elements     80
Practice Exercises     82
Power Words     84
Practice Exercises     84
Chapter Review     85
VARK Exercises     85
Expanded Word Forms     85
Puzzle Fun     86
Chapter 8     87
Memory Tip: Recitation Will Help Improve Learning     88
Learning Strategy: Context Clues, Part II     88
Part A     88
Words to Learn     88
Structural Elements     88
Practice Exercises     90
Part B     92
Words to Learn     92
Structural Elements     92
Practice Exercises     94
Power Words     95
Practice Exercises     96
Chapter Review     96
VARK Exercises     96
Expanded Word Forms     97
Puzzle Fun     98
Chapter 9     99
Memory Tip: Study Before Bed     99
Learning Strategy: Graphic Organizers, Word Webs, and Semantic Maps     99
Part A     100
Words to Learn     100
Structural Elements     100
Practice Exercises     102
Part B     104
Words to Learn     104
Structural Elements     104
Practice Exercises     106
Power Words     108
Practice Exercises     109
Chapter Review     109
VARK Exercises     109
Expanded Word Forms     109
Puzzle Fun     110
Discipline-Related Words
Chapter 10     111
Focus Tip Sequential Remembering     111
Learning Strategy SQ3R     111
Part A     112
Words to Learn     112
Structural Elements     113
Practice Exercises     115
Part B     117
Words to Learn     117
Structural Elements     117
Practice Exercises     119
Power Words     121
Practice Exercises      122
Chapter Review     122
VARK Exercises     122
Expanded Word Forms     123
Puzzle Fun     124
Reading in the Social Sciences     125
Focus Tip Reliability, Validity, and Author's Qualifications     125
Learning Strategy Using the Internet as a Resource     125
Part A     127
Words to Learn     127
Structural Elements     127
Practice Exercises     129
Part B     132
Words to Learn     132
Structural Elements     132
Practice Exercises     135
Power Words     137
Practice Exercises     137
Chapter Review     138
VARK Exercises     138
Expanded Word Forms     138
Puzzle Fun     139
Reading in Mathematics and Natural Sciences     141
Focus Tip Reading in the Sciences     141
Learning Strategy Science and Math Mnemonics     141
Part A     142
Words to Learn     142
Practice Exercises     144
Part B     146
Words to Learn     146
Practice Exercises     148
Power Words      150
Practice Exercises     151
Chapter Review     151
VARK Exercises     151
Puzzle Fun     152
Appendix     153
Words to Learn     155
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