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Last reply by: Rui Wu
Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:02 PM

Post by Rui Wu on October 15, 2014

I am an ESL that vocabulary amount is less abundance so I often meet trouble on reading. Whether I am going to recite the enough vocabulary before reading or  reading with reciting unfamilar words in the meantime?

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Last reply by: Professor Gonzaga
Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:23 PM

Post by Karoli Kolokonyi on November 3, 2013

how can I find exercise I can not see it?

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Post by Professor Gonzaga on May 19, 2013

Please click on the "exercise files" tab above the comments. You will find all the assignments there.

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Post by abc123 abc123 on May 19, 2013

i cant find the assignment

In The Beginning: The Big Words

  • Why increase your vocabulary?
  • Definitions from context
  • Definitions from root words
  • Definitions from the dictionary
  • Connotation and Denotation

In The Beginning: The Big Words

Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.

  • Intro 0:00
  • Why Big Words? Reason 1 0:07
    • All Areas of Specialization Have Their Own Vocabulary
  • Why Big Words? Reason 2 1:03
    • Sample Question From a College Entrance Exam
  • What Do We Do with Big Words? 2:02
    • First Instinct
    • What We Should Do
  • A Sample Sentence 2:58
    • Definition of Ontologically
  • Using a Dictionary 3:21
    • Ontological Definition
  • Using Root Words 4:13
    • Logy
  • Using Context Step 1 4:53
  • Using Context Step 2 and Step 3 5:31
  • Why Context is So Important: Reason 1 7:06
    • One Word, Several Definitions
    • Example
    • Example Solutions of How to Use 'Book'
  • Why Context is So Important: Reason 2 8:16
    • Denotation
    • Connotation
    • Similar Denotation, Different Connotation
  • Wrap Up 11:30
    • Best Way to Increase Your Reading Ability
    • More Important to Attempt Steps 1 and 2 Than to Get the Answer Right the First Time
  • Assignment 12:56