College Vocabulary -Why You MUST Have an Advanced Vocabulary if You Want to Succeed at Your College or University
Attention all Future and Current College and University Students
An important study was conducted by a team of scientists led by Douglas Bors and Tonya Stokes to determine what factors lead to success and failure in college and university programs.
What they found is that more than any other factor, your vocabulary will determine how successful you'll be in college - and later in life. In fact, the Bors/ Stokes study discovered that:
Students who had bigger vocabularies made better grades in college
Students with bigger and better vocabularies did better on writing assignments - they had less trouble writing their papers, and got better grades on them when they were turned in
Having a larger vocabulary actually helps you to "think faster" - enabling you to read faster and understand texts or lectures more easily - which helps you learn faster and easier than you would if you had to think about the meaning of unfamiliar words
Your Vocabulary Will Determine Your Success or Failure in School
What does the Bors/ Stokes study mean to you? It means that if you want to be successful in school, then your vocabulary needs to be good.
If it isn't, you'll have to work twice as hard to make decent grades - grades you could have beaten with ease if only you'd had the right words at your disposal.
A Better Vocabulary Makes (Almost) Every Subject Easier To Learn And Understand
The Bors/ Stokes study focused mainly on first-year Psychology students - and every one with a better vocabulary made better grades. But their findings apply to almost every subject you'll encounter.
Of course, vocabulary might not help much with advanced Trigonometry or Statistics, but nearly every other area of study will be easier if you have more words at your disposal. Think about it:
Science: The sciences are full of new words and concepts, no matter which branch you're studying. From molecular biology to chemistry to astronomy and physics, your classes will be easier if you already know new words before your professor or textbook can spring them on you.
Social Sciences: western civilization, sociology, psychology - again, it doesn't matter. Having more words at your disposal will help you understand concepts (Why'd they call it the "enlightenment"? What exactly is a "cataphract"? What does "nihilism" really mean?) faster and easier.
And of course, having more words to choose from makes writing term papers a snap, and impresses the Prof when he or she goes to grade them.
English: Grammar, literature, composition - it really goes without saying that knowing more words will help in these classes. What's really nice is that all those boring old stories you have to read can actually get pretty interesting once you understand what everyone's saying. And you can read them faster, get done and get on with life.
So I can hear you asking now….
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