Building Vocabulary for College

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Houghton Mifflin, Jul 1, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 401 pages
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"Building Vocabulary for College" introduces a number of successful strategies for learning words and includes activities that will ensure students retain the material. The Fifth Edition has been revised to place greater emphasis on word parts (prefixes, suffixes, and roots) so that students actively apply this knowledge to master unfamiliar words.

"Building Vocabulary for College" features practical vocabulary terms that appear frequently in advanced, college-level readings, on standardized tests, and across the curriculum. Section Two focuses on academic terms from many different disciplines.A free CD-ROM contains a total of 800 vocabulary exercises in matching, multiple-choice, and fill-in-the-sentence or fill-in-the-paragraph format.

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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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