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The Least You Should Know about Vocabulary Building: Word Roots,
8th Edition

Carol Friend, Laura Knight, Teresa Ferster Glazier

ISBN-13: 9781285430454 | ISBN-10: 128543045x

Copyright 2015

| Published 2014

| 176 pages

List Price USD $49.95

Overview

By drawing on words that readers already understand, THE LEAST YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT VOCABULARY BUILDING: WORD ROOTS teaches vocabulary in a straightforward way that requires minimal time and effort. This book avoids rote memorization techniques and instead highlights the meaningful units within words, enabling readers to expand their vocabularies quickly and learn a reliable system for recognizing and retaining vocabulary. An intuitive design and alphabetical organization make the book an easy-to-use reference tool.

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Meet the Authors

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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 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.

  • Additional “Practice” pages review the most common roots, helping students retain their new knowledge and proficiency.
  • Online Vocabulary Flashcards provide additional review opportunities to support students' learning.
  • A new root-rupt-has been added.
  • The Answer Key is now available online for easy access.
  • Clearer definitions make this edition even more user-friendly and accessible.
  • Many exercises have been updated with an eye to including interesting, contemporary content.
  • 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 the method throughout the book.
  • No distinction is made between Greek and Latin roots because 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.
  • The simplest pronunciation aids are used; the only diacritical mark employed is the one for long vowels.
  • A Word Index makes the text simple to use.
  • Parts of speech are noted for each word, helping students understand how the word is used in the example 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.
  • Students learn words in context. After a word is defined, it is then used in a sentence.

Table of Contents

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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.
Word Index.

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.

Companion Web Site for Friend's The Least You Should Know about Vocabulary Building: Word Roots, 8th

ISBN13:9781285758411
ISBN10:1285758412
The Student Companion Website for THE LEAST YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT VOCABULARY BUILDING: WORD ROOTS, Eighth Edition, features new audio flashcards for each word root to expand your knowledge and skills beyond what is included in the text.

Online Test Bank for Friend's The Least You Should Know about Vocabulary Building: Word Roots, 8th

ISBN13:9781285872483
ISBN10:1285872487
Available on the Instructor Companion Website, this supplement contains thirteen tests, including a pretest and comprehensive test to measure student progress.

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