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Learning Vocabulary

LEARNING VOCABULARY
The word itself:
1. Take a good look at the new word the first time you see it.
2. Write it out two or three times, to fix its spelling, and to note its various parts if it is a compound.
3.  Pronounce it aloud two or three times in order to fix the sound of the word in your ear.
The meaning of the word:
4. Note the context in which the word appears and try to determine its meaning from that.
5. Note whether there are English words that are derived from this Latin word because such derivatives help to get at the meaning of the Latin word.
6. Write down what you think it means“
7. Then look it up in the vocabulary that is in your text, or look it up in a dictionary. Write out the meaning two or three times next to the Latin word.
8° Now close your eyes. Inaiine the thing as vividly as possible and at the
some time repeat the word out loud at least five times.
Freonent revfiew of the words:
Q0 Freouently reread selections you have already reed in order to fix the
words in your memory.
10¢ Underline troublesome words and very frenuently reread the sentences or
selections in which they appear.
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then you will be reading isolated vords, Reading it aloud will help fix
the sounds in your ear. It is cuite necessary to read it several tines
beceuse words that seemed strange at firet sight vill become familiar; If
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2. Get at the meaning of the new words in context. Do not go inmediathly to
the vocabulary or dictionary. Try to determine the meaning of new words
and even write down what you think they might mean. Only then go to the
vocabulary or dictionary to check the moaning.
3. Analyze the new words. If they ere codpounds, be sure to check the various
parts of the cord.
4. Diagram sentences that still cause difficulty after you have read the passage
f four or five times, but do not do this unless it is absolutely necescery.
5. Latin is a multinle-signal language. Hence, if you have forgotten in the
latter part of the sentence that the subject was plural, the verb will
recall it to mind. You can also easily tell that is to cone in the remaindet
of the sentence, e.g., Cicero ogetionem… tells you that the verb will
end in 1 and will be active.
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