30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary By Wilfred Funk & Norman Lewis (9788183070027)
30 Days To A More Powerful Vocabulary is a reference guide that is designed to help students of the English language with their grammar and vocabulary. Incorporating a step-by-step approach, the book is a helpful guide that is primed to help readers crack the language in all its subtleties with a stronger vocabulary
Summary Of The Book
30 Days To A More Powerful Vocabulary?was written with a clear focus on helping readers enrich their grasp over the English language. The claim on the 30 days period is a testament to the authors? convictions. 15 minutes everyday over a month is the path the authors suggest as a sure fire path to a stronger vocabulary and a more intimate comprehension of the language.
The book has 30 tests to engage the reader, one test a day for an entire month. Beginning with a test on the current standing of the reader vis-?-vis the language, the book then glides across the content in a manner that allows for memorization of all the topics with progressive checks in mind.
The book spends two chapters on vocabulary and then moves on to discussing conversations with personalities in their vocations like medicine. It then pursues the content of verbs and after discussing theories moves into a quick vocabulary builder. Again engaging the readers in another test of their progress, it then moves across identities, phobias, emotions and human traits and faults. By this time the book has reached its fifteenth day and readers are sure to experience a better understanding of the nuances involved in the language.
The next fifteen days begins with a pop quiz before moving on to adjectives, modern usage of language, descriptive phrases and words. In addition to a chapter on words changing their meanings and several tests among chapters to test the progress of readers, the guide comes to a close with a 30-day vocabulary test.
Written in an engaging narrative with the replete use of examples and conversations,?30 Days To A More Powerful Vocabulary?couple accessibility and comprehension. The success of the book is phenomenal, selling over 4 million copies since its first edition. It is the one of the most widely used manuals with respect to the English language. The book can be a useful guide for students writing competitive exams like GRE and SAT.
About The Authors
Wilfred Funk?was a lexicographer, author and poet. Few of the books written by him include?Six Weeks to Words of Power, So You Think It’s New, If You Drink, Word Origins?and?Their Romantic Stories and Your Life. He graduated from Princeton and became president of the Funk & Wagnalls Publishing before starting the Wilfred Funk, Inc. publishing company. He was editor-in-chief of the magazine,?The Literary Digest.?He died in 1965 of arteriosclerosis.
Norman Lewis?was an American grammarian, lexicographer and author. He had written?Journeys Through Wordland?before turning to etymology. He then wrote best sellers, which include?Word Power Made Easy?andRoget?s New Pocket Thesaurus in Dictionary Form. He taught at NYU and the City College of New York for over two decades in the department of etymology and vocabulary, and also taught at Rio Hondo College. He died in 2006 at the age of 93.
Author: Wilfred Funk & Norman Lewis
Publisher: Wilfred Funk & Norman Lewis
No. Of Pages: 244
Country of Origin: India