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Terms with an Author

  • Words versus Terms
  • Words understood in context
  • How to understand difficult terms

Terms with an Author

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:21
  • Definitions from Context 0:56
    • One Word, Many Definitions
    • How Do We Find Definitions
  • Words vs. Terms 2:22
    • The Big Problem with Language
    • What is a Word
    • What is a Term
    • A Word May Have Several Terms
    • A Term May be Referred to with Several Words
  • How to Find Important Words/ Terms 6:00
    • Is a Word Unfamiliar to You? Is it Giving You Trouble?
    • The Author Spends chapters Explaining Terms, Example 1
    • The Author Spends chapters Explaining Terms, Example 2
    • Typographical Devices
    • Typographical Devices, Continued
    • Appeal to the Subjects Vocabulary
  • Assignment and Wrap Up 11:45