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Developing Vocabulary for College Thinking

Developing Vocabulary for College Thinking - 01 edition

Developing Vocabulary for College Thinking - 01 edition

ISBN13: 9780205323265

ISBN10: 020532326X

Developing Vocabulary for College Thinking by Sherrie L. Nist and Michele L. Simpson - ISBN 9780205323265
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
International: No
Developing Vocabulary for College Thinking by Sherrie L. Nist and Michele L. Simpson - ISBN 9780205323265

ISBN13: 9780205323265

ISBN10: 020532326X

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 01

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Developing Vocabulary for College Thinking is a structured approach to learning vocabulary that considers the importance of many different types of interactions with words.

Based on current research in the field of vocabulary, this text teaches new words embedded in the context of reading activities. The book employs all three common approaches to learning vocabulary -- dictionary work, context, and word elements -- in order to give students an array of strategies to acquire vocabulary skills. The text also encourages students to bring their prior knowledge to the task of vocabulary acquisition and development and offers a variety of generative vocabulary strategies that students will be able to apply on their own in their other college courses.

The book is divided into two main parts. Part One offers separate chapters on common strategies for vocabulary development. Part Two offers a series of readings for students to apply the new strategies acquired in Part One.

Designed for courses in Vocabulary.

  • Offers students multiple strategies for vocabulary development, giving them the chance to combine and reinforce differing methods of learning.
  • A series of readings in Part Two provides opportunities for students to work with unfamiliar vocabulary in context.
  • Focuses on learning vocabulary within an academic environment in order to help students apply their learning to immediate needs.
  • Post-Tests provide students with opportunities to assess their progress.
  • Aims to increase students' reading comprehension as well as develop vocabulary skills.

Author Bio

Nist, Sherrie L. : University of Georgia

Simpson, Michele L. : University of Georgia

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

All chapters include ''Building Blocks,'' ''Vocabulary Activities for Readings,'' and ''Summary.''

1. Knowing a Word.

Malcolm X, My Alma Matter.
Jennifer Tanaka, Getting Personal.
Kendall Hamilton and Tessa Namuth, Sticky Stuff.

2. Generative Vocabulary Strategies.

Dorinda Elliot, Learning to Think.
Geoffrey Cowley and Adam Rogers, Vats, Fats, and Rats.
The Court Bans Public School Prayer.

3. Dictionary Use.

Sharon Begley, A Bigger Hole in the Ozone.
Donna Foote, You Could Get Raped.
Jerry McKnight, MLK: The Man and the Myth.

4. Word Elements.

Claudia Kalb, The Pill That Transformed America.
Adam Rogers, Television.
Jerry Adler, The Anatomy of Stress.


Jerry Adler, When Harry Called Sally.
Jim Dwyer, Peter Neufeld, and Barry Scheck, When Justice Lets Us Down.
Zachary Schiller, Walescia Konrad, and Stephanie Anderson Forest, If You Light Up on Sunday, Don't Come in on Monday.
Mary Sherry, In Praise of the F Word.
David Bouchier, Confessions of a Former Chauvinist Pig.
Robert Gutenberg, Robert Samuelson.
Rachel Carson, A Fable for Tomorrow.
Joe Klein, The Education of Berenice Belizaire.
Jared Sandberg, Case Study.