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By drawing on words that students already understand, THE LEAST YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT VOCABULARY BUILDING: WORD ROOTS teaches vocabulary with minimal time and effort. This text avoids rote memorization techniques and instead highlights the meaningful units within words. This enables students to expand their vocabularies quickly and learn a reliable system for recognizing and retaining vocabulary. In addition, its intuitive design and alphabetical organization make it easy for students to use this edition as a reference tool as well as a textbook. As always, this newest edition remains brief, affordable, and concise.
- In this latest edition, the authors have replaced two roots, tri and tele, with cogni/gnos and ten/tain/tin, roots that are more challenging.
- Many of the exercises have been updated and parts of speech have been added to all definitions throughout the text.
- Online Flashcards have been added to the Instructor Companion Website.
- The test bank has been updated to assist with quiz and test creation.
- A Word Index simplifies using the text.
- Part of speech helps students understand how the word is used in the example sentence.
- Because only one approach is used--word roots--students can work through the text easily. They learn a method of study while learning the first root and follow it throughout the book.
- No distinction is made between Greek and Latin roots. Students need to remember the meaning of a root rather than its language source. Similarly, no distinction is made among roots, prefixes, and suffixes because all are equally sources of word meaning.
- Students learn words in context. After a word is defined, it is then used in a sentence.
- Some difficult words are included for those who happen to be ready for them, but students should be encouraged to concentrate on words they have encountered before and are curious about.
- The simplest pronunciation aids are used; the only diacritical mark being the one for long vowels.
1. Increasing Your Vocabulary through Learning Word Roots.
2. Where to Find Word Roots in Your Dictionary.
3. Changes in Root Spelling.
4. How to Use this Book.
5. Preliminary Test.
6. Word Roots in Alphabetical Order.
7. Comprehensive Tests.
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Online Test Bank
Available on the Instructor Companion Website, this supplement contains thirteen tests, including a pretest and comprehensive test to measure student progress.