Building College Vocabulary Strategies

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/18/2013
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Basic College Vocabulary approaches vocabulary development with a unique and proven systematic strategy called SSCD– See and Say the word, use Structural analysis, apply Contex t clues, and incorporate Dictionary knowledge.


  • A systematic vocabulary development strategy–Uses SSCD: See and Say, Structural analysis, Context clues, and Dictionary knowledge to help students acquire new vocabulary.
    • By providing dictionary definitions of each unfamiliar word, reading is not interrupted and greater comprehension is attained.
  • Seven Steps to Improving Memory– based on John Langons’s “Seven Steps to a Powerful Memory” from Reading and Study Skills. These tips provide valuable strategies to help improve retention of material.
    • Gives students additional tools to improve memory and learning.
  • Memory Tips & Learning Strategies- Each chapter includes a "Memory Tips" and "Learning Strategies" which assist students in learning new vocabulary and can be applied to a variety of learning situations.
  • Comprehensive pedagogy– Each chapter contains “Words to Learn,” “Power Words,” “Chapter Review,” and “Puzzle Fun.”
    • These activities enhance a student's learning by providing interesting and compelling practice and review.

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