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The Least You Should Know about Vocabulary Building: Word Roots 7th Edition

Carol Friend, Laura Knight, Teresa Ferster Glazier

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2008, 2005, 1993
  • 192 Pages

Overview

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.

Carol Friend, Mercer Community College

Carol Friend is an Associate Professor in the English/Languages department of the Liberal Arts Division of Mercer County Community College in central New Jersey. She has coordinated the Developmental Reading department since 2001 and the ESL department since Spring 2013. Carol has been a college professor since 1982 and has taught developmental reading, English composition, and ESL for over 30 years. She received her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University, her graduate degree from San Francisco State University, and her TOEFL certificate from the Notre Dame de Namur University. Her textbooks include THE LEAST YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT VOCABULARY BUILDING: WORD ROOTS, 8th Edition; JOURNEYS: READINGS ACROSS THE ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES; and THE OPEN MIND, 3rd Edition.

Laura Knight, Mercer Community College

Laura D. Knight is a Professor of English in the Liberal Arts Division of Mercer County Community College in central New Jersey, where she coordinated the English department's writing program for more than ten years. Laura has taught all levels of writing as well as reading, film, history, and literature at various colleges since 1980. She received her undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Potsdam and her Masters of Humanities and Masters of English degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo. In addition to teaching, she scores the English portion of the Praxis teacher's certification examination for Educational Testing Service. Laura's textbooks include THE LEAST YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT VOCABULARY BUILDING: WORD ROOTS, 8th Edition; JOURNEYS: READINGS ACROSS THE ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES; THE OPEN MIND, 3rd Edition, and …AND YOUR POINT?, 6th Edition.

Teresa Ferster Glazier, Late, Western Illinois University

  • 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.
To the Instructor.
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.
Answers.
Word Index.

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  • ISBN-10: 1133375588
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  • ISBN-10: 0495906344
  • ISBN-13: 9780495906346
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Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Online Test Bank

ISBN: 9781285872483
Available on the Instructor Companion Website, this supplement contains thirteen tests, including a pretest and comprehensive test to measure student progress.