Building Vocabulary for College / Edition 8

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BUILDING VOCABULARY FOR COLLEGE is a vocabulary worktext that helps you increase your academic vocabulary through a practical, reinforcing approach that promotes mastery of the words and word parts studied. The text begins by presenting the basics such as common prefixes, suffixes, and roots. Exercises in Part 1 ask you to work through matching, multiple-choice, sentence fill-in, and completing a passage sections. The lessons in Section 2 introduce terms from a variety of academic disciplines to help you succeed across the curriculum. Exercises in Part 2 include matching, sentence fill-ins, and completing a passage sections.

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"I like the text split between word parts in the first half of the text and development of vocabularies by subject area or discipline in the second half of the text."

"The book has everything I have ever wanted to find in a vocabulary book."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781285091457
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/24/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

R. Kent Smith has recently retired from full-time teaching at University College of Bangor, part of the University of Maine system, where he taught reading, study skills, and writing courses for nearly thirty years. He held the rank of Professor of Developmental Studies, and he also chaired the Developmental Studies program for nine years. Prior to entering college teaching, Smith taught in the Aurora, Illinois, public school system for twelve years. He earned his Doctorate of Education degree in language arts from the University of Maine. He has been a participant at numerous professional conferences, and his research and publications have been covered reading, writing, vocabulary, spelling, study skills, and testing. He has served as co-editor of FORUM FOR READING, and he was a member of the editorial board for RESEARCH AND TEACHING IN DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION, a journal published by the New York College Learning Skills Association.

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Table of Contents

Note: Each Part includes an Introduction. To the Instructor. To the Student. Part I: WORD PARTS AND CHALLENGING WORDS. Introduction. 1. Word Parts: ary, co, col, com, con, cor, de, er, ist, or, ex, il, im, in, ir, ing, pre, re, un. Challenging Words: quandary, consensus, incongruous, debilitate, hedonist, extricate, meandering, precocious, reconciliation, unethical. 2. Word Parts: sub, pro, fy, inter, mis, dis, ob, op, ten, tion, ed. Challenging Words: submissive, prolific, mollify, intervene, misnomer, dissipate, obstreperous, tentative, correlation, alleviated. 3. Word Parts: able, ible, a, an, super, trans, poly, ver, log, ism, chron, post. Challenging Words: inevitable, apathy, superfluous, transition, polychromatic, veracity, epilogue, nepotism, chronic, posthumously. 4. Word Parts: bio, tele, auto, eu, ante, rect, fid, equ, pan, sym, syn. Challenging Words: biopsy, telepathy, autonomy, euphemism, antediluvian, rectify, infidelity, equivocal, panacea, syndrome. 5. Word Parts: phil, mal, spec, omni, hyper, anti, voc, vok, bi, path, ben. Challenging Words: philanthropy, malicious, specter, omnipotent, hypertension, antithesis, vociferous, bilingual, empathy, benign. REVIEW TEST, CHAPTERS 1-5. 6. Word Parts: fin, gni, gno, bell, clau, clu, ambi, amphi, less, pen, pun, intra, intro, man, luc, lum. Challenging Words: finale, cognizant, belligerent, recluse, ambivalence, dauntless, penance, introspection, manhandle, elucidate. 7. Word Parts: bon, boun, multi, vert, neo, ful, ous, non, aud, extra, ultra, temp, ward. Challenging Words: bounteous, multifaceted, vertigo, neophyte, acrimonious, nondescript, audible, extraneous, contemporary, wayward 8. Word Parts: ann, enn, grad, gress, phon, mor, mort, pos, cap, dia, ness, hetero, homo. Challenging Words: annuity, gradient, cacophony, moribund, composure, capricious, diaphanous, blandness, heterogeneous, homogeneous. 9. Word Parts: contra, contro, counter, ac, claim, clam, dic, greg, terr, anthrop, fore, soph. Challenging Words: contraband, exacerbate, clamor, malediction, gregarious, terrain, foreboding, misanthrope, sedition, sophomoric. 10. Word Parts: spar, sper, peri, cred, em, en, tact, tang, macro, magn, the, pseudo, vid, vis, gen. Challenging Words: disparage, peripatetic, credence, embroil, tangible, magnanimous, monotheism, pseudonym, vis-a-vis, generic. REVIEW TEST, CHAPTERS 6-10. 11. Word Parts: domin, dys, retro, medi, be, apt, prim, al, pot, ize. Challenging Words: domineering, dystrophy, retrograde, medieval, bereft, adaptation, primeval, colloquial, potable, ostracize. 12. Challenging Words: impeccable, ephemeral, garrulous, meticulous, nebulous, sagacious, specious, redundant, repudiate, viable. 13. Challenging Words: catharsis, dearth, guile, lethargy, affinity, affluence, dichotomy, enigma, banal, clandestine. 14. Challenging Words: alienation, collateral, deleterious, felicitous, hypothetical, immutable, aberration, impunity, gullible, trepidation. 15. Challenging Words: debacle, deprivation, epitome, fastidious, ubiquitous, garner, latent, ominous, pragmatic, placate. 16. Challenging Words: arduous, astute, blatant, covert, cull, decorum, enhance, deterrent, exonerate, inexorable. 17. Challenging Words: cogent, rationalize, sordid, eclectic, usurp, inundate, germane, perfunctory, acquiesce, nemesis. REVIEW TEST, CHAPTERS 11-17. Part II: ACADEMIC TERMS. Introduction. 18. Literary. 19. Oral Communication. 20. Psychology. 21. Sociology. 22. Social Science. 23. Business and Economics. REVIEW TEST, CHAPTERS 18-22. 24. Mathematics. 25. Biological Sciences. 26. Physical Sciences. 27. Criminal Justice. 28. Medical. REVIEW TEST, CHAPTERS 23-28. Appendix A. Appendix B. Index for Word Parts. Index for Challenging Words. Index for Academic Terms. Index for Bonus Words. Index for Mastering Confusing Words. Index for Idioms.

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