Higher Education

World of Essential College Vocabulary Book 1, 1st Edition

  • Margaret Richek
  • Susanne Picchi Joliet Junior College
  • ISBN-10: 1111831394  |  ISBN-13: 9781111831394
  • 128 Pages
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $18.50
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This compact, clearly organized, yet inexpensive series can be used as stand-alone or bundled with any low or mid level reading book where more vocabulary coverage is desired. Designed for independent student use, the book focuses on enriching general and academic vocabulary, as well as strategies, through the use of varied practice and engaging nonfiction readings. The package will include MP3 files so the student can hear words properly pronounced and used in context. PowerPoint slides will offer classroom visuals and activities.

Features and Benefits

  • Words taught in one chapter are repeated in others.
  • Comprehensive testing program.
  • 2 column word instruction format that allows usage notes, annotations, and visuals.
  • PowerPoint slides will offer classroom visuals and activities.
  • Helpful for ESL students as well as those who speak English as a first language.

Table of Contents

To the student.
To the instructor.
Introduction Strategy: The Dictionary. Lesson 1 Valuable Words. Lesson 2 Multiple Meaning Words; Valuable Words. Lesson 3 Verb & Noun Words; Valuable Words. Section Review.
Introduction Strategy: Context Clues. Lesson 4 Compound Words; Valuable Words. Lesson 5 Argument & Agreement; Valuable Words. Lesson 6 Friends & Foes; Valuable Words. Section Review.
Introduction Strategy: The Dictionary and Context. Lesson 7 Words to Guide College Learning; Valuable Words. Lesson 8 Pairs of Opposites; Valuable Words. Lesson 9 Quantity and Quality; Valuable Words. Section Review.
Introduction Strategy: Roots and Suffixes. Lesson 10 -er, -ist, -ful, & -less. Lesson 11 – non- & un-. Lesson 12 uni-, bi-, tri-, pre- & -post. Section Review.
Expanded Guide to Parts of Speech.
Expanded Guide to Dictionary Entries.
Index. Pronunciation key (front inside cover ).
Parts of speech taught in book (front inside cover).
Spelling rules for adding suffixes (back inside cover).

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Bundle: Fusion: Integrated Reading and Writing, Book 2 + World of Essential College Vocabulary Book 1 + Aplia with eBook 1-Semester Printed Access Card

ISBN-10: 1285067061 | ISBN-13: 9781285067063

List Price = $158.95  | CengageBrain Price = $158.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $119.50

This Bundle Includes:

  • Fusion: Integrated Reading and Writing, Book 2
    List Price = $120.95  | CengageBrain Price = $120.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $91.00
  • World of Essential College Vocabulary Book 1
    List Price = $24.95  | CengageBrain Price = $24.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $18.50
  • Aplia™, 1 term Printed Access Card
    List Price = $80.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $60.00


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

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Student Supplements

Aplia™, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285464435 | ISBN-13: 9781285464435)

Succeed in your course with Aplia's interactive learning system--featuring practice problems with immediate feedback and tools developed specifically for WORLD OF ESSENTIAL COLLEGE VOCABULARY BOOK 1, 1st Edition, including step-by-step explanations that help you improve your reasoning and skills, interactive assignments that help you understand difficult or counterintuitive concepts, and more. Aplia has already helped more than a million students succeed in college classes.

List Price = $80.00  | CengageBrain Price = $80.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $80.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Margaret Richek

Margaret Richek, a specialist in vocabulary development, received her Ph.D. in education in 1974 from the University of Chicago. For many years, she served on the faculty of Northeastern Illinois University, teaching developmental reading courses to college students. She has published scholarly articles, presented across the United States, and been featured in a video on strategies for vocabulary learning. She is the author of VOCABULARY FOR ACHIEVEMENT, a series of textbooks for grades 3 through 12, as well as THE WORLD OF WORDS: VOCABULARY FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS. She served as a long-term consultant for Roosevelt University in Chicago and the Bureau of Education and Research. Currently, she is Professor Emerita of Northeastern Illinois University and President Elect of the Chicago Area Reading Association.

Susanne Picchi

Susanne Picchi, M.A. is an Associate Professor and Co-Coordinator of Developmental Reading at Joliet Junior College. She has extensive experience as a secondary English teacher and reading specialist. She presents regularly on vocabulary strategies for adult learners and infusing reading instruction into all subject areas. She has consulted for the Chicago Area Writing Project. Her professional service features many activities for the Illinois Reading Council including board member, Co Chair of the Intellectual Freedom Committee, and offices in the Secondary Reading League.