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Learning and Using Vocabulary - Chapter Summary
If you would like to improve your ability to use new vocabulary words, you can go through this chapter and watch our helpful online video lessons. These lessons will each cover a different topic that can be helpful when learning new vocabulary terms.
Our lesson instructors will go over important tactics that you can use whenever you come across unfamiliar words. You will also learn about different kinds of words you will encounter, as well as ways in which you can strengthen your vocabulary overall. Specific topics you will learn about include:
- Using context clues to determine word meanings
- Using affixes and roots for word meanings
- The definitions and examples of synonyms and antonyms
- Strengthening vocabulary
- Vocabulary as it relates to standardized assessments
Each lesson contains convenient video tags that you can use to locate the key moments in each video, rather than having to start from the beginning each time. You can also take the practice quizzes and chapter exam to see how well you have understood some of the chapter's main points. Finally, your personal Dashboard will help to track your progress as you complete different lessons.
1. How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words
With diligence and intrepid ingenuity, you can use context to ascertain the purport of a word. In other words, in this lesson, we'll find out how to use context to figure out what words mean.
2. Using Affixes and Roots to Find the Meaning of Words
In this lesson, we will learn how to understand the meaning of words by breaking them down into the parts that form them. This requires knowledge of the Greek and Latin roots, and affixes, which are parts we add to roots to make new words.
3. What Are Synonyms & Antonyms? - Definition & Examples
We use synonyms and antonyms in language usually without even noticing. Watch this video lesson to see examples and learn how to use each effectively for communication.
4. How to Strengthen Your Vocabulary
Feeling that your personal lexicon is lacking? Or perhaps want to be able to manipulate polysyllabic lexemes with great facility? Or you just want to pass the SAT with a higher score - in any event, this lesson is for you.
5. Standardized Test Vocabulary
This lesson will highlight vocabulary terms that are commonly associated with standardized assessment tests. A short quiz will follow that will allow you to test your knowledge.
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