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Thursday March 18th 2010, 10:53 AM
Comment by: Patricia KS (Sackville Canada)
I wonder what the sample was.
Saturday October 1st 2011, 2:34 PM
Comment by: siavash K. (tehran Iran, Islamic Republic of)
it's too easy
Saturday October 22nd 2011, 11:30 AM
Comment by: Skagen (Canada)
Can someone tell me how to create use Challenge with a list so that freshman students can focus on acquiring these words???
Monday December 19th 2011, 12:09 PM
Comment by: John B.
Interesting that "value" and "truth" didn't make the list
Wednesday May 9th 2012, 7:48 PM
Comment by: Person (Washington, D.C.)
This list is really easy.

P. S. You can use it if you want some easy points!
Friday May 11th 2012, 5:01 PM
Comment by: Lesley (Santa Cruz, CA)
'agency' didn't make the list either
Thursday June 7th 2012, 3:32 PM
Comment by: Person (Washington, D.C.)
great list. why include approach?
Wednesday July 11th 2012, 8:29 AM
Comment by: Georgia S. (New York, NY)

I think you are right. Students may be familiar to the more literal "approach" as in "the plane is approaching," but they may not be familiar with the more abstract/academic usage -- "how to approach a problem" or "one's approach to foreign policy."
Friday October 12th 2012, 4:22 PM
Comment by: Annabel (PR)
Thank you. Now I am able to comprehend what nerds are saying. And speak like one. YAY. :)
Sunday January 12th 2014, 11:06 PM
Comment by: vi (NY)
Very nice words! Although you are missing a few great ones out there but as long as we know more than what's already here, we are fine >;D
Saturday February 1st 2014, 9:55 AM
Comment by: Mr. khudri (Indonesia)
I am searching "Graphic Organizer"
Tuesday October 7th 2014, 3:44 PM
Comment by: SCH (GA)
I don't know most of these
Thursday August 13th 2015, 3:45 PM
Comment by: Andrea D. (Cambridge, MA)
Readers: Dr. Coxhead's list consists of thousands of words, organized in order of frequency of use in publication. Believe all your "favorites" are there. Google her site to learn her methodology and see where other words find their place in line.
Thursday August 13th 2015, 9:07 PM
Comment by: Gladys R.
Andrea D,
Impresive site and very wonderful work your and Dr. A Coxhead are involved in. I will be looking at the site and learn about her tools in more detail. It's a "linguistics data mining job" it leaves me in a trail of "Dust" most frequently used word in Grapes of Wrath. ;) No quantitative comparison here.

It does raise a few questions though. I might find answers upon learning her methodology. Academic cultures and publications differ significantly - multiethnic, geographic location, economies, study concentration, publication review factors impacting content, veracity and much more are all academic subjects of study. Reference: http://www.victoria.ac.nz/lals

I appreciate your insight.
Thank you!
Tuesday October 27th 2015, 12:18 PM
Comment by: david O. (MD)
This is kind of hard
Saturday February 13th 2016, 8:16 PM
Comment by: Lazarus Cadonkopf (Lawrenceville, GA)
My thoughts were as a lady above: who were the Academicians that were sampled? Or, from whence did the sample become one?
Saturday July 16th 2016, 5:44 PM
Comment by: frany Z. (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
It must includes more words.
Tuesday October 25th 2016, 10:43 AM
Comment by: sally L. (s natick, MA)
I love to understand what I need to understand , words help.

What do I need to know to to communicate intelligently, not on the surface of life...more dimensions.

I have thought I would like to give everybody I know, Visual Thesaurus and thought it might be rude...

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