Compact Oxford English Dictionary for University and College Students

ISBN : 9780199296255

Oxford Dictionaries
1296 Pages
135 x 210 mm
Pub date
Aug 2006
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  • A brand-new dictionary published specifically for undergraduate and college students and market-tested with students, lecturers, and tutors
  • Comprehensive coverage of current English, suitable for day-to-day study, based on the ongoing research of Oxford Dictionaries and the authority of the Oxford English Corpus
  • A clear and simple defining style and thousands of example phrases showing words in context, plus notes on the use of good English and points of grammar
  • Centre section Effective Writing for College and Career is specifically tailored to meet the needs of today's students: practical information on essay-writing, referencing, research and note-taking, job CVs/résumés and application letters, plus extra help with grammar, punctuation, and spelling
  • Clear and accessible layout with attractive colour design in a compact, portable format
  • Discover more on oxforddictionaries.com, Oxford's home for dictionaries and language reference

The Compact Oxford English Dictionary for Students is specifically designed to meet the needs of today's students. With over 144,000 words, phrases, and definitions, it offers comprehensive coverage of current English and is perfect for student reference and everyday study needs. A simple defining style, and a clear colour layout, ensure the dictionary text is accessible and easy to use. 

Throughout the dictionary text there are notes giving advice on the use of good English, and highlighting the differences between commonly confused words such as empathy and sympathy, and affect and effect, as well as thousands of example phrases showing words in context.

The dictionary has been market-tested with both teachers and students. Of particular relevance is the centre supplement, which gives lots of practical information - how to research and take notes, how to write essays, dissertations, reports, and summaries, advice on note-taking and referencing, and preparing CVs and job applications - to help students do better in their studies. It also provides help with English grammar, spelling, and punctuation, to help students get it right every time.

As well as the printed book, there is an Online Resource Centre, accessed via weblinks given in the book, which gives additional information and study skills support.

This portable and affordable dictionary is an essential reference tool for all college and university students who need practical advice and tips to tackle their studies, and those who want to write effectively and with confidence.
'The new central section offers useful and accessible guidance on a wide range of student writing matters.' - Anne McGee and Phyllis Creme, Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching, University College London


Guide to the Use of the Dictionary
Compact Oxford English Dictionary
Centre Section: Effective Writing for College and Career
Section 1: Brush up your English
1.1: Essentials of spelling, grammar, and punctuation
1.2: Striking the right note: appropriate language
Section 2: Writing for College and Career
2.1: College
2.2: Career

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