100 More Words Every High School Graduate Should Know
Paperback ISBN: 0544019660
Ideal for juniors and seniors in high school as well as adults who want to see how their vocabulary skills stack up, 100 More Words Every High School Graduate Should Know is the latest book in the popular 100 Words series from the American Heritage Dictionaries and a sequel to the original title in the series (published in 2002). This book includes one hundred words of varying degrees of difficulty, representing the kinds of words high school students encounter in their classes and on standardized tests. From alacrity to zygote, with stops along the way at eponymous and lambent, the words are invariably intriguing and useful. Each entry includes the definition, pronunciation, and etymology, and often one or more quotations from classical and contemporary authors showing how the word is used in context.
1100 Words You Need to Know
Paperback ISBN: 1438010427
A Barron's best-seller for more than four decades! This brand-new edition of 1100 Words You Need to Know has been expanded and updated, and includes: - Word lists and definitions - Analogy exercises - Words-in-context exercises - Idiom indexes - An updated Pronunciation Guide All new words for students to learn are placed in the context of sentences that have been selected from well-known novels, plays, poems, newspaper editorials, and TV broadcasts. For optimal ease and enjoyment in learning, the authors recommend 15-minute sessions with this book. Over the years, thousands of students preparing for the SAT and ACT have relied on previous editions of 1100 Words You Need to Know as an ideal way to strengthen their word power. A new feature in this edition is indexes of idioms, which appear throughout the book.
499 Words Every College Student Should Know
A Professor's Handbook on Words Essential to Great Writing & Better Grades
Paperback ISBN: 1510723870
Words equal credibility. The more articulate a person is, the more seriously they will be takenby everyone. On any given day, you might read abrogate” used in a USA Today article; or demagogue” or fiduciary” used on CNN. You might hear ensorcelled” and torpor” in a TV drama; you’ll hear a political candidate described as truculent.” You may hear pedantic” used in a movie. How many of these words are part of most college students’ arsenal of words”? Hopefully all of them, but if not, 499 Words Every College Student Should Know will provide them with what they need to become more articulate in their speaking and writing. It will also enhance their comprehension in their reading, ultimately culminating in what every student aspires to: earning better grades! 499 Words Every College Student Should Know teaches truly important vocabulary words and focuses on Professor Spignesi’s classroom-tested Trinity of Vocabulary Use. For each word, the vocabulary-enriched and educated student will be able to: - Understand the word in their reading - Use the word in their speaking - Make good use of the word in their writing Using easy-to-understand, informative, and often humorous explanations of every word, 499 Words Every College Student Should Know also explores how to use the words in sentences, and in proper context. The majority of these words were individually chosen because they are fairly commonplace in media, books, online, and elsewhere, and students need to be able to understand them. Knowing them in fact, using the words and making them part of their everyday language will make any college student or those soon-to-be, more credible.