A fool-proof, intensive plan to power up your vocabulary; 52 chapters, each presenting new words with easy-to-use techniques for understanding and retention, so that working only 15 minutes a day, readers will add 1500 words to their vocabulary.Controlled vocabulary techniques are a proven method for overcoming the resistance to learning new words, especially among older learners, from adolescence to adulthood. Presenting new words in a narrative context that makes their meaning clear is one of the most effective systems of instilling words in memory for the long term.
This book will offer four new words for every day of focused, vocabulary building.
Ceil Cleveland is a professor of English at New York University. She has also been vice president of university affairs at SUNY Stony Brook and Queens College of CUNY.
PART I Introduction Essential Words for the Literate Person WEEK 1: Words for Discussing Art WEEK 2: Words for Discussing Architecture WEEK 3: Words for Discussing Music WEEK 4: Words for Discussing Philosophy WEEK 5: Words for Discussing Psychology WEEK 6: Words for Discussing Drama WEEK 7: Words for Discussing Literature WEEK 8: Words for Discussing Poetry WEEK 9: Words for Discussing Classical Mythology WEEK 10: Words for Discussing the Bible A World of Words WEEK 11: Cool Words WEEK 12: Hot Words WEEK 13: Not Words WEEK 14: Weird Words WEEK 15: Surprising Words WEEK 16: Trick Words WEEK 17: Slick Words WEEK 18: phobia Words WEEK 19: Empty Words WEEK 20: Words for Words WEEK 21: Foreign Words WEEK 22: Words That Fall Trippingly on the TongueWEEK 23: Moving Words WEEK 24: Emotionol Words WEEK 25: Tough Words WEEK 26: fighting Words WEEK 27: loving Words WEEK 28: Cross Words WEEK 29: Deceptive Words WEEK 30: Noisy Words WEEK 31: Quiet Words WEEK 32: Heolthy Words WEEK 33: Sick Words WEEK 34: Edible Words WEEK 35: Amusing Words WEEK 36: Growing Words WEEK 37: Short Words WEEK 38: long Words WEEK 39: Euphemistic Words WEEK 40: Golden Word WEEK 41: legal Words WEEK 42: Dirty Words WEEK 43: Clean Words WEEK 44: News Words WEEK 45: Show-Off Words WEEK 46: family Words WEEK 47: Sensitive Words WEEK 48: Impressive Words WEEK 49: Wise Words WEEK 50: Intemperate Words WEEK 51: Abused Words WEEK 52: Words on Words Works Consulted