Research has repeatedly revealed that a good vocabulary goes hand in hand with academicÃÂ success. This book, then, is designed to help you increase your vocabulary in aÃÂ systematic, practical, and interesting way. You will probably already know some of theÃÂ word parts, challenging words, and academic terms this text contains, but most of themÃÂ will likely be unfamiliar to you. In any event, your vocabulary will be increased to aÃÂ college level as you work through the chapters.ÃÂ Part One will deepen your understanding of common prefi xes, suffi xes, and rootsÃÂ (referred to as word parts), which will then make it easier for you to decipher the carefullyÃÂ chosen challenging words that are included in this part of the book. These wordsÃÂ are associated with well-educated adults as well as those who have done well on theÃÂ vocabulary section of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).ÃÂ Part Two will give you a head start in mastering the academic terms associatedÃÂ with many of the introductory courses you will probably take in college.ÃÂ In addition, both Parts One and Two provide you with an excellent opportunityÃÂ to learn the distinctions between words that are often confused with one another (suchÃÂ as affect and effect), and to become familiar with a number of common English expressions,ÃÂ known as idioms, that you might not know (such as Monday morning quarterbackÃÂ or to steal someoneÃ¢ÂÂs thunder).ÃÂ I hope you will discover, as other students have, that this book contributes to yourÃÂ overall academic success as this is its main goal.