Gaining Word Power

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Pearson/Longman, May 1, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 363 pages
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Gaining Word Powerhelps college students build and retain better vocabularies and become more effective strategic readers. Based on more than thirty years of the author's teaching experience, this comprehensive vocabulary book generates a basic college-level vocabulary quickly, effectively and pleasurably. It incorporates a number of proven vocabulary-building approaches that are grounded in sound learning theory. In each self-contained lesson, words are presented on graduated levels of difficulty, followed by challenging exercises and writing activities and reinforced by immediate access to solutions. This approach enables students to progress at their own pace and evaluate their progress. Although this text has a distinct pedagogical structure, a variety of practices, crossword puzzles, writing exercises, analogy activities and numerous cartoons throughout challenge students to learn using a variety of strategies while continuously emphasizing the reading-writing connection.

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Contents

Chapter 7
7
Vocabulary Derived Primarily from Context Clues
13
Jims Dilemma
43
Jims Dilemma Continues
90
Vocabulary Derived Primarily from Combining Forms
97
Chapter 6
137
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216
cap cep derm dermo gnosi gnosis gyn gyno hypo
224
truefalse test 255 Scoring of tests 257 Additional practice sets
257
ambi belli bello civ civis mega pac pax polis post
264
dorm ego err hyper luc lum nov peri philo
273
anima animus equi feder fid fide hypn hypno
282
Special content words 291 Chapter words in a paragraph 292 Gaining
294
truefalse test 303 Scoring of tests 304 Additional practice sets
304
Glossary
310
Answer Key
334

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233
Special content words 244 Chapter words in a paragraph 245 Gaining
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