Advanced Word Power, 2/e, with Vocabulary Plus

Advanced Word Power, 2/e, with Vocabulary Plus

Product details

  • Author: Beth Johnson
  • SKU/ISBN: 978-1-59194-454-6
  • Year: 2014
  • Page count: 198
  • Reading level: 12-13
  • Weight: 1.2 lb
  • Availability: In stock
$16.90
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Overview

Advanced Word Power, 2/e is the most advanced text in the Townsend Press Vocabulary Series. It teaches 300 essential words suitable for advanced developmental college students, PLUS it includes a 10-month subsciption to Vocabulary Plus!

Educators, you may request a free desk copy here.

More information

This textbook comes bundled with a 10-month subscription to Vocabulary Plus, a powerful online vocabulary-building program that brings ALL the content of our famously clear, user-friendly Vocabulary Series directly to your tablet, smartphone, or computer.

Download a complete brochure to learn more, or visit our Learning Center.


Key Features of Vocabulary Plus
 

 

Independent Study (VPi):    A user-friendly, adaptive mode of Vocabulary Plus that individually assesses students and manages assignments. Suitable for classes and/or individual students, VPi dynamically adjusts difficulty to keep students challenged and motivated. And it rewards them too! Plus educators can view students' progress with a simple click. Learn more about VPi here.

 

 


 

Integrated eBooks: A subscription to Vocabulary Plus includes eBooks of all six texts in the TP Vocabulary Series. If you prefer the layout of a book and want to refer to content of a specific page, you can do so with a click. With Vocabulary Plus, the entire Vocabulary Series is at your fingertips!



Expanded Chapter Exercises for the six books in our Vocabulary Series. Depending on the titles, this includes anywhere from 6–8 interactive, instructive activities! Each includes item-specific feedback that helps students learn their new words.




 


 


Word Parts Chapters that teach prefixes, suffixes, and word roots. Students who learn these word parts will be better equipped to decipher the meanings of thousands of other words in which they appear.

 

 

 

 



Unit Reviews including crossword puzzles, analogies, and synonym and antonym activities adapted from the printed books.

 

 



Sentence Writing Activities, all new for Vocabulary Plus, allow students to compose sentences online to show their understanding of newly-learned words. Instructors can easily review and score these sentences online.

 

 



Online Tests: Two online tests, unique to the web and not found in our texts, are available for each chapter in Vocabulary Plus. With these tests, Vocabulary Plus actually offers more content than our books!

 

 

 



Enhanced Items: Items in Vocabulary Plus take advantage of new, upgraded technical capabilities. Sentence Check 2 and Final Check, for example, now offer more challenging answer choices. In addition, Vocabulary in Context items now provide students with two context sentences to help them infer each word’s meaning at the start of the chapter.

 



Review Words: Words taught in earlier chapters are reinforced later as Vocabulary Review words. These words include definitions to refresh students’ memories and help them retain the words they learned in previous chapters. In addition, SAT and GRE high-frequency words are given extra attention—an added real-world connection!

 

 


 


Audio and Visual Support: Each vocabulary word in Vocabulary Plus includes a pronunciation guide AND an audio link of the word being spoken. Click a word, and Vocabulary Plus will pronounce it for you. In addition, pictures are used to introduce many words. This visual context helps students better understand and remember vocabulary words. See for yourself!


 



Intuitive Controls: People who use our Learning Center remark about how user-friendly it is. Vocabulary Plus is just as simple to use. Try it today!

 



Detailed Score Reports: Teachers using Vocabulary Plus will be able to view precise details about student progress. Individual and group results are available and easily exported. In addition, you’ll be able to see the actual items students complete, the correct answers for each item (with explanations), and the answer choices students submitted. This useful data will allow you to focus class time on the specific skills that are challenging to your students.

 


 

Want to Know More?

Download a complete brochure or visit our Learning Center to explore Vocabulary Plus for your classes.

 

 

Key Features

 

An Intensive Words-in-Context Approach.  Studies show that students learn words best by seeing them repeatedly in different contexts, not through rote memorization. The books present each word in at least ten different contexts.  Every encounter increases the chance that a word will become part of a student's permanent word bank.

Abundant Practice.  In addition to the extensive practice in each chapter, there are unit tests and a crossword puzzle review. Moreover, most chapters repeat words from earlier chapters, allowing for even more reinforcement. And there are added tests in the Test Bank and the Online Learning Center that come with each book. All this practice means that students learn in the best possible way: by working closely and repeatedly with each word. 

Appealing Content.  Dull practice materials work against learning. The lively content and clear and friendly style of the books make learning easier for students.

Emphasis on Key Words.  In creating the Vocabulary Series, our editors combined teaching experience with a number of word frequency lists to determine the best words for each book. The result is a core of essential words, sequenced in order of difficulty, that are most helpful for students to know.

Realistic Pricing.  The books offer the highest possible quality at the lowest possible price: each of the 300-word books sells for $11.90 net (or $16.90 with Vocabulary Plus). These modest prices mean that the books can serve as inexpensive supplements for any reading or writing course.

Outstanding Supplements.  Online supplements include a Vocabulary Placement Test, an Instructor's Edition, a combined Instructor's Manual and Test Bank, and online exercises that teach as well as test.

*Note: Students must have a paid subscription to access Vocabulary Plus materials. Click here to learn more about subscription options, including discounted digital/textbook bundles.

Sample Chapters

 

To see the Preface of Advanced Word Power, 2/e, click here.

To see the Introduction of Advanced Word Power, 2/e, click here.

To see Chapter 1 of Advanced Word Power, 2/e, click here.

WORD LIST 
 


aberration
abstemious
abstract
abstruse
accolade
accommodate
acquiesce
aesthetic
affable
affinity
altercation
ambivalence
ameliorate
amicable
anarchy
anomaly
apocryphal
appall
archaic
arduous
articulate
ascetic
assent
assiduous
assuage
astute
authoritarian
aversion
belittle
biased
blasphemy
blithe
bombastic
brevity
brusque
buoyant
cacophony
cajole
callous
capitulate
capricious
catalyst
catharsis
caustic
censure
chastise
circumspect
clairvoyant
clamor
clemency
coalesce
cognizant
colloquial
commiserate
composure
conciliatory
congenital
contiguous
contract
convivial
copious
cordial
crass
credulous
dearth
debilitate
decadence
defame
deference
delineate
depravity
deprecate
desecrate
despot
desultory
devious
diatribe
didactic
diffident
diminutive
discerning
discordant
discrepancy
disparage
dispassionate
dissonance
duplicity
eclectic
edifice
efface
effervescent
egregious
eloquent
elucidate
elusive
enervate
engender
enmity
ephemeral
equanimity
equivocal
erroneous
erudite
eulogy
evanescent
exalt
exemplary
expedient
extol
extraneous
exuberance
fallacious
fervor
fledgling
formidable
frivolous
garbled
garner
garrulous
gratuitous
gravity
grueling
guile
hackneyed
haphazard
hardy
heed
heist
heretic
hindrance
hyperbole
hypocrisy
iconoclast
immutable
impassive
incessant
incidental
incipient
incisive
incite
incontrovertible
incorrigible
indefatigable
indict
indigent
indoctrinate
induce
inexorable
infraction
ingratiate
inscrutable
insipid
insolvent
insurgent
intangible
intractable
irascible
irrefutable
irresolute
jargon
judicious
kindle
laconic
lampoon
languish
lassitude
laudable
lavish
levity
listless
loquacious
ludicrous
malevolent
marred
meager
meander
misanthrope
mollify
morose
nefarious
negate
negligent
nonchalance
obliterate
obtuse
officious
opaque
opulence
painstaking
paradigm
paragon
parochial
parsimonious
partisan
paucity
peerless
peripheral
peruse
phenomenon
pique
placate
placid
pompous
ponderous
potent
preclude
precocious
predecessor
predilection
premonition
prerogative
prestigious
prodigal
prodigious
profane
profusion
progeny
propriety
provincial
proximity
pugnacious
querulous
quixotic
raze
rebuff
recalcitrant
recapitulate
recluse
rectify
renounce
renown
reproach
rescind
resigned
resolution
respite
retract
reverent
rigorous
sagacious
salutary
satirical
scanty
scrutinize
serene
servile
somber
soporific
spurious
spurn
stagnant
static
steadfast
stealthy
stoic
stupor
subjugate
submissive
substantiate
sullen
supercilious
supplant
suppress
surmise
surreptitious
sycophant
tacit
taciturn
tactless
tawdry
temerity
temper
therapeutic
thwart
tirade
torpor
trepidation
trite
turbulence
unassailable
uniform
unimpeachable
unobtrusive
unscathed
untenable
urbane
usurp
vacillate
vilify
virtuoso
virulent
vitriolic
volatile
voluminous
voracious
wanton
whet
whimsical
writhe
zany

    Supplementary Materials

     

    Advanced Word Power, 2/e includes the following supplements:

    • An Instructor’s Edition. This full-length text is identical to the student edition except that it contains answers to all the book's practice and test items. 

    • A combined Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank. This valuable supplement includes a model syllabus and suggestions for teaching with the text. It also contains: pretests and posttests for the entire book, an extra unit test for each unit, and an extra mastery test for each chapter. Answers to all the book's activities and all the supplemental tests are included as well.

    • The Learning Center. A powerful and free web-based resource, the Learning Center features exercises, tests, PowerPoint files, an electronic (PDF) edition of the Instructor's Manual and Test Bank, and our popular Vocabulary Placement Test to accompany this book.  Along with these materials, the Learning Center allows instructors to assign online activities, monitor students' progress, and record their work electronically. Learn more here.

    Print supplements can be obtained quickly by calling Townsend Press toll-free at (800) 772-6410, by sending a fax on school letterhead to 1-800-225-8894, or by e-mailing Customer Service at cs@townsendpress.com.