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English 112 (English Composition II)

Objectives About New Words

Below is a master list of the objectives regarding mastering new words for the various modules in the Litonline webs which support the major competencies from the list of competencies generated at the 2003 VCCS May Symposium on Commonwealth Courses. [The link gives instructions for logging onto Blackboard.]

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Competency 103 [New Words]:  Exercise a variety of strategies to understand the origins and meanings of new words.  The student will  analyze word roots and determine derivations of words [as well as definitions of terms and recurring uses of terms in context].

Competency 104: [Context]:  Use reading skills and strategies to understand the contextual relationships and meanings of new words.  The student will demonstrate subject-area terminology; connotative and denotative meanings; idiomatic meanings, cognates, and contextual clues.

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