Chapter 7 Developing a College Vocabulary Lecture Launcher Why is it important to expand your vocabulary in college? Chapter 7 Brief Outline I. Sources of New Words II. Types of New Words III. Learning New Words Chapter 7 Vocabulary • general vocabulary words • technical vocabulary words • specialized vocabulary words • synonyms • antonym • homonyms • academic standing • satisfactory progress Chapter 7 Sources of New Words Campus Sources- Any new word that deals with your campus Course Sources- Each course you take will have its own vocabulary Chapter 7 College Source Examples Registration Transcript Admission Dropped course Audit Curriculum Professor Dean Academic Affairs Greeks Online Course Course Source Examples Psychology: behaviorism, psychobiology, cognitive Sociology: norms, folkways, symbolic interaction Music: notes, chord, allegro, percussion, woodwinds Biology: phylum, kingdom, cell, mitochondria Literature: genre, character, theme, figurative language Chapter 7 Types of New Words General Vocabulary— common, everyday words Technical Vocabulary— words or phrases that pertain to only one subject Specialized Vocabulary— general vocabulary that have other meanings in specific subjects Chapter 7 EXAMPLES General Vocabulary Clock Room Time Eat Food Technical Vocabulary Pi Dendrites Ion Folkway Id Specialized Vocabulary Ego (psychology) Iron (chemistry) Line (math) Cell (biology) Note (music) Chapter 7 Learning New Words Awareness is the first step in learning new words. When you come across new words you can remember them by using Word Cards and Word Maps Chapter 7 WORD CARD EXAMPLE FRONT Signal Words 1 Signal words help me find main ideas. BACK Words that show that how a text is organized; may help you find main ideas Examples: however, since, but, likewise Chapter 7 WORD MAP EXAMPLE WEAK HOMONY M ANTONY MS SY NONY MS week PERSON f ragile f eeble f rail spiritless OBJECT f ragile unsound breakable PERSON robust strong muscular powerf ul OBJECT solid strong f ortif ied HISTORY gov ernment leader SUBJECT AREA CONNECTIONS SCIENCE electrical charges solution Chapter 7 LEARNING TIP: Computing Grade Point Average What is your current GPA? What GPA do you want to have? What grades will give you the GPA you want? Chapter 7 REFLECTION What are some of the new words you’ve already learned? Where did you see or hear them? What did you do to learn them?