Course Description

This course is based on Lee’s book, “WORDS You Need to Know and Facts You’re Embarrassed Not to Know.” It contains roughly 5,000 entries of words and facts. The words are often grouped in “families”, containing synonyms (similar words), antonyms (opposites) and homonyms (similar sounding words). The course also teaches ways to learn words faster and ways to continually refresh your knowledge. The course also focuses on prefixes, suffixes, and core roots of many words and their histories (etymology). Its study will embolden students to make words their “friends” and to use more words in all communications and, thus, become infinitely better speakers and writers. All lectures are given by Lee Lovett.