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Contents Part One The Whys and Hows of Improving Your Vocabulary 0 A Your Vocabulary: What Your Professors and Employers Know about You 0 B Vocabulary and College Success 0 C Vocabulary and Workplace Success 0 D Dictionaries: Worthwhile Investments 0 E How to Learn New Words 00 F Use it or Lose It! A System for Using the Words You Learn 00 G You are What You Eat: A Daily Menu of New Words 00 Applying and Integrating What You Have Learned 00 Part Two Using Context to Figure Out Words 24 A Making Educated Guesses About Word Meaning 00 B Types of Context Clues 00 C What to Do When Context Doesn't Work 00 D After Context, Then What? 00 Applying and Integrating What You Have Learned 00 Part Three Using Word Parts to Expand Your Vocabulary 43 A Word Parts: The Bargain Table for Vocabulary Building 00 B Word Parts and Academic Disciplines 00 C Prefixes: Beginnings that Change Word Meanings 00 D Roots: The Building Blocks of Language 00 E Suffixes: Endings that Change a Word's Part of Speech 00 Applying and Integrating What You Have Learned 00 Part Four Vocabulary for the Twenty-first Century 70 A Words on Loan: Foreign Words and Phrases 00 B Words Have Feelings, Too: Connotative Meanings 00 C Not Saying What You Mean: Euphemisms 00 D Untangling a Tangle of Words: Doublespeak 00 E Where Do New Words Come From? 00 F Let Your Creativity Show: Use Figurative Language 00 G Stretching Your Thinking With Words: Analogies 00 H Is it Lie or Lay? Commonly Confused Words 00 Part Five A Weekly Menu of New Words 93 A Campus Terminology 00 B Computers/Information Systems 00 C Law 00 D Health/Medicine 000 E Education 000 F Business 000 G Biology 000 H Psychology/Sociology 000 I Politics/Government 000 J Literature 000 K Arts 000
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Vocabulary -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Universities and colleges -- Curricula -- Terminology -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Learning and scholarship -- Terminology -- Problems, exercises, etc.