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Academic Vocabulary


The Academic Vocabulary student module will help students understand how vocabulary can differ in academic reading and writing and in different disciplines. The module also presents resources for learning common and new academic words.

Outcomes and Objectives

The Academic Vocabulary student module meets the following:

  • VCCS General Education Goal of Communication
  • Developmental English SLO:
    • Expand Vocabulary by Using Various Methods

Copyright and Usage

Unless otherwise noted, the content in this module and any suggested assignments or assessments are licensed by CC BY

More Info About the Academic Vocabulary Student Module

This module was originally developed in April 2013 by Veronica Campos, (Former) ESL Center Supervisor at the Annandale Campus. Revisions and additions were done by Paula DeRoy, (Former) Reference Librarian, in June 2014 and by Jami Yazdani in January 2016.

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Suggested Assignments and Assessments:

Vocabulary Journal Exercise

Academic Word List Worksheets

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Get More Help Using the Academic Vocabulary Module:

Contact Brian Adler, ESL Center Supervisor at the Annandale Campus, for assistance and suggestions for using this module.