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Expanding Your Vocabulary improves students’ vocabulary through concise instruction and extensive application using discipline-based readings.
Based on Kathleen McWhorter’s 25 years of experience teaching developmental courses and discovering how students learn best and the means to improve learning, Expanding Your Vocabulary gets students refining their skills through practice with authentic reading passages, addresses discipline-specific vocabulary in ten academic fields, and provides lists of high utility words and content readings student can use to practice and apply all the skills they have learned in the text.
Introduction: Vocabulary and College and Workplace Success
PART I: General and Academic Vocabulary
Chapter 1 Strategies: Learning New Words
Chapter 2 Using Context to Figure Out Words
Chapter 3 Dictionaries: Worthwhile Investments
Chapter 4 Using Word Parts to Expand Your Vocabulary
Chapter 5 Vocabulary on the Move!
PART II: Discipline Specific Vocabulary
Chapter 6 Computers and Information Systems
Chapter 7 Law and Criminal Justice
Chapter 8 Allied Health and Medicine
Chapter 9 Education
Chapter 10 Business
Chapter 11 Biology
Chapter 12 Psychology and Sociology
Chapter 13 Politics and Government
Chapter 14 Literature
Chapter 15 Arts