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Reading for Academic Purposes (in the Humanities)

Reading for Academic Purposes (in the Humanities)

INDEX

  • EXTENSIVE SITES focusing on READING & other skills
  • Further sites for Reading Skills and Strategies
  • CRITICAL READING
  • VOCABULARY & WORD FORMATION
    • Start with
    • Focus on the Most Essential
    • Complete Listings
  • VOCABULARY & WORD FORMATION EXERCISES
  • Further Vocabulary Exercises
  • ACADEMIC VOCABULARY (AWL)
  • Academic Vocabulary Exercises
  • DATABASES & SEARCH ENGINES (for search academic articles and materials)
  • DICTIONARIES & REFERENCE
    • Finnish-English-Finnish
    • English-English (Monolingual) Dictionaries & Thesauri & Collocation Dictionaries
    • Abbreviations & Acronyms
    • Encyclopedias & Information Reference (Free Content)
    • Glossaries for Various Domains of Knowledge
    • Other Reference
  • MISCELLANEOUS

 

EXTENSIVE SITES focusing on READING & other skills

Further sites for Reading Skills and Strategies

 

CRITICAL READING

VOCABULARY & WORD FORMATION

Start with

Focus on the Most Essential

Complete Listings

WORD FORMATION EXERCISES

Further Vocabulary Exercises

ACADEMIC VOCABULARY (AWL)

  • ACADEMIC VOCABULARY – Sandra Heywood, University of Nottingham
    This site will help you expand your academic vocabulary using the Academic Word List (the AWL). All students, home students and overseas students, need to learn the technical vocabulary of their field. As learners of English preparing for academic study you also need to learn general academic vocabulary, words such as: feature, illustrate, regulate, strategy. This core academic vocabulary is used by writers in many different subject areas. Learning vocabulary from the AWL will help you improve your comprehension of academic texts. It will also help you write assignments in an academic style. http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/~alzsh3/acvocab/index.htm
  • CILL – Centre for Independent Language Learning – VOCABULARY
    Dictionary, materials (strategies and links to vocabulary sites), needs analysis, planning, strategies, testing, further planning. Exercises and quizzes.
    Including Academic Vocabulary - lists of academic words. You can click the links for definitions, example sentences, pronunciations and (!) Chinese translations.
    http://www2.elc.polyu.edu.hk/CILL/vocabula.htm
  • The Academic Word List – Victoria University of Wellington
    Averil Coxhead developed and evaluated The Academic Word List (AWL) for her MA thesis. This list is a very useful resource for English for Academic Purposes teachers and learners.
    http://www.victoria.ac.nz/lals/resources/academicwordlist/
  • The University of Warwick – Centre for Applied Linguistics – Vocabulary
    Academic vocabulary; Lecture vocabulary; Technical vocabulary; Quizzes
    http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/al/learning_english/leap/voc/

Academic Vocabulary Exercises

DATABASES & SEARCH ENGINES

DICTIONARIES & REFERENCE

Finnish-English-Finnish

English-English (Monolingual) Dictionaries & Thesauri & Collocation Dictionaries

Abbreviations & Acronyms

Encyclopedias & Information Reference (Free Content)

  • WIKIPEDIA – The Free Encyclopedia
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
  • Wiktionary - a wiki-based Open Content Dictionary
    Wiktionary is a collaborative project to produce a free-content multilingual dictionary. It aims to describe all words of all languages using definitions and descriptions in English.
    http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Wiktionary:Main_Page
  • Reference.com
    A free online encyclopedia and information reference. Research articles from Columbia Encyclopedia and Encyclopedia Britannica
    http://www.reference.com/
  • Britannica – Academic Edition
    http://www.britannica.com/
  • About.com
    About.com is a resource for content that helps people to solve the large and small needs of everyday life.
    http://www.about.com/
  • BRITISH LIBRARY. Explore the World’s Knowledge
    We hold 14 million books, 920,000 journal and newspaper titles, 58 million patents, 3 million sound recordings, and so much more.
    http://www.bl.uk/
  • Answers.com
    Wiki Q&A combined with free online dictionary, thesaurus, and encyclopedias. Ask questions, get answers.
    http://www.answers.com/

Glossaries for Various Domains of Knowledge

Other Reference

  • ONLINE ETYMOLOGY DICTIONARY
    History and evolution of more than 30000 words, including slang and technical terms.
    http://www.etymonline.com/
  • WORDWEB FREE* VERSION - Dictionary + Thesaurus + Word Finder
    WordWeb is a comprehensive one-click English thesaurus and dictionary for Windows. It can be used to look up words from almost any program, showing definitions, synonyms and related words. It includes pronunciations and usage examples, and has helpful spelling and sounds-like links. The comprehensive English thesaurus and dictionary includes: Definitions and synonyms, Proper nouns, Related words, 5000 audio pronunciations, 150 000 root words, 220 000 word senses, Fixed web reference tabs
    http://wordweb.info/
  • PLAGIARISM - How to Avoid Plagiarism?
    A Complete Guide for ESL Learners.
    http://www.englishclub.com/writing/plagiarism.htm

MISCELLANEOUS

 

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