Most of your college courses require that you read various kinds of materials like textbooks, essays, articles, stories, and so on.
These materials often contain words that are unfamiliar to you. To get the most from your reading, you need understand the
new words you encounter in your texts. This workshop will give you some strategies that can help you meet this challenge.
Student Learning Outcomes
By the end of this activity, you should be able to:
- Use contextual clues (definitions, synonyms, contrast, etc.) to guess the meaning of unfamiliar words
- Analyze words into their component parts (prefixes, suffixes, and roots) and use them as clues to a word’s meaning
- Explain the benefits of “reading more and often”
Before you start, you'll need to make sure you that have the
handouts for this activity and the Supplemental Learning
Workbook. If you don't, ask a tutor to help you.
Begin the Activity
Once you have all the needed materials, you
may procede to the activity by clicking on the button below.
If at any time you need help, please ask a tutor.
Click here to begin.
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