Through a series of carefully paced lessons, this best-selling vocabulary textbook teaches students three critical skills: how to use the dictionary, contextual clues, and Greek and Latin roots to expand their repertoire of words. Each chapter introduces one theme--such as popular music, sports, or technology--to draw on students' general knowledge and illustrate how learning vocabulary relates to their personal lives. Scientific and historical facts, as well as explanations of literary classics engage students' interest and provide useful information that they can refer to in other courses. Updated examples, sentences, and passages ensure that the text remains topical, increasing the likelihood that students will stay on course. Each chapter features two new pieces of art to help students visualize key words. A textbook web site provides students with additional exercises so that they can practice honing their vocabulary skills.Richek, Margaret A. is the author of 'World of Words Vocabulary for College Students', published 2004 under ISBN 9780618495467 and ISBN 0618495460.