Course Syllabus

 

Course Description

Are you interested in building your vocabulary? Do you feel that your writing or your speaking vocabulary is below average? The purpose of "Vocabulary Building" is to beef up your everyday vocabulary with words that you could use in everyday conversation.
 
A strong vocabulary will not only give you the tools to say and write exactly what you mean it can also help you on a job interview, communicate better with a doctor or your lawyer and certainly help you with school work. A good vocabulary makes you sound smarter, feel more assured and practically guarantees you'll be a better writer and speaker. The purpose of this vocabulary class is to beef up your everyday vocabulary with words that you could use in everyday conversation.
 
The larger our vocabularies the more clearly we can communicate with others and understand what others are trying to communicate to us. This course will introduce some simple ways to learn new vocabulary words by practicing reading in context, by writing sentences using the words and by doing practice exercises and quizzes.

 

The class is not a beginning or advanced vocabulary course.  It's that "in between" course where so many people's vocabulary skills fit.  So if you're interested in expanding your vocabulary skills in a self-paced, no stress format where an instructor actually reviews and corrects your sentence writing, why not give it a try?   Enrich your life by enriching your vocabulary.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the best practices to build vocabulary.
  • Define and use synonyms.
  • Define and use homonyms and homographs.
  • Define and use words of foreign origin.
  • Recognize misleading words.
  • Define and use power words.
  • Define and use antonyms.
  • Define and use verbal analogies.
  • Summarize vocabulary building exercises to use daily.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Introduction Assignment 1 1 points
Assignment for Lesson 2 10 points
Word Context 75 points
Lesson 3 Assignment: Synonyms 20 points
Finding Synonyms 95 points
Lesson 4 Assignment A: Synonym Fill in the Blanks 12 points
Lesson 4 Assignment B: More Synonyms 25 points
Synonyms Continued 60 points
Lesson 5 Assignment: Homonym Writing 25 points
Homonym Questions 50 points
More Practice with Homonyms 60 points
Lesson 6 Assignment: Foreign Phrases 25 points
Using Terms of Foreign Origin 50 points
Lesson 7 Assignment: Misleading Words 10 points
Misleading Words Exam 55 points
Lesson 8 Assignment: Power Words 25 points
Power Words Exam 45 points
Lesson 9 Assignment: Antonyms 10 points
Antonyms (Opposites) 11 points
Verbal Analogies Exam 5 points
More Verbal Analogies 50 points
Lesson 11 Assignment A 20 points
Lesson 11 Assignment B: Final Writing 20 points
More Practice- Quiz 11 70 points
Additional Vocabulary Words - Quiz 11 50 points
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