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1 May 2016 Analyzing the Vocabulary Demands of Introductory College Textbooks
Teresa Thonney
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This article describes a study designed to compare the vocabulary demands of introductory college textbooks in several disciplines. The results suggest that the new-vocabulary load biology textbooks is not as high as that in foreign-language textbooks — as has often been reported — but is higher than in other disciplines. The article concludes with suggestions for helping students manage the vocabulary demands of introductory courses across the curriculum.

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Teresa Thonney "Analyzing the Vocabulary Demands of Introductory College Textbooks," The American Biology Teacher 78(5), 389-395, (1 May 2016). https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.5.389
Published: 1 May 2016
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