499 Words Every College Student Should Know A Professor's Handbook on Words Essential to Great Writing and Better Grades Stephen Spignesi
 
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Words equal credibility. The more articulate a person is, the more seriously they will be taken—by everyone.

On any given day, you might read “abrogate” used in a USA Today article; or “demagogue” or “fiduciary” used on CNN. You might hear “ensorcelled” and “torpor” in a TV drama; you’ll hear a political candidate described as “truculent.” You may hear “pedantic” used in a movie. How many of these words are part of most college students’ “arsenal of words”? Hopefully all of them, but if not, 499 Words Every College Student Should Know will provide them with what they need to become more articulate in their speaking and writing. It will also enhance their comprehension in their reading, ultimately culminating in what every student aspires to: earning better grades!

499 Words Every College Student Should Know teaches truly important vocabulary words and focuses on Professor Spignesi’s classroom-tested Trinity of Vocabulary Use. For each word, the vocabulary-enriched and educated student will be able to:

Understand the word in their reading
Use the word in their speaking
Make good use of the word in their writing
Using easy-to-understand, informative, and often humorous explanations of every word, 499 Words Every College Student Should Know also explores how to use the words in sentences, and in proper context. The majority of these words were individually chosen because they are fairly commonplace in media, books, online, and elsewhere, and students need to be able to understand them. Knowing them — in fact, using the words and making them part of their everyday language — will make any college student or those soon-to-be, more credible.
Title499 Words Every College Student Should Know
SubtitleA Professor's Handbook on Words Essential to Great Writing and Better Grades
AuthorStephen Spignesi
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintSkyhorse Publishing
Published1 August 2017
FormatPaperback
ISBN-139781510723870
Pages272
Dimensions5.50 x 8.25in.

About the author

Stephen Spignesi is the author of nearly seventy books including the Skyhorse titles: In the Crosshairs, 499 Facts about Hip-Hop Hamilton and the Rest of America’s Founding Fathers, and The Big Book of UFO Facts, Figures & Truth. Before retiring to write, edit, and lecture full time, he was a practitioner in residence for a decade at the University of New Haven, teaching English Composition and Literature, among other writing courses. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

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