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English: skills for learning
English: skills for learning

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7 Summary

In Week 7, you have learned that:

  • Specialised and academic vocabulary is often used at university.
  • Many strategies exist that can help you to learn new vocabulary.
  • There are many types of print and online dictionaries.
  • Dictionaries provide a great deal of information.
  • The grammatical information given by dictionaries can help you to avoid errors.
  • Using a collocations dictionary helps choose the most appropriate combinations of words.
  • It may not be necessary to learn every new word.
  • It is advisable to distinguish the words that should be part of your active and passive vocabulary.
  • New vocabulary can be recorded through vocabulary cards, lists, mind maps and tables.