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Greek Roots of English

Monday, June 13, 2016 - Friday, June 17, 2016
Co-Ed
Hopkins Campus 110 Blake Road South HopkinsMN  55343
Monday, June 13, 2016 - Friday, June 17, 2016
Co-Ed
Hopkins Campus 110 Blake Road South HopkinsMN  55343

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Greek Roots of English

Jun 13 - Jun 17 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)

Hopkins Campus

Starting at

$155.00

Meeting Dates

From Jun 13, 2016 to Jun 17, 2016

About This Activity

Ever wonder why a pedestrian is someone who travels by foot but a pediatrician is a children’s doctor? Knowing that pedestrian is from the Latin word pedes (foot) and pediatrician is from the Greek word pedia (child) will help you not only keep these common words straight, but also decipher more obscure words derived from the same roots. 65 percent of English comes from Greek and Latin. A solid foundation in the Greek and Latin roots of English provides skills to decode a word, often without looking it up. Not curious yet? Did you know that the prefix dis is from Latin meaning apart or away from, while the prefix dys is from Greek meaning bad? The prefix ante is Latin for before; anti is Greek for against. This class will provide you with the tools needed to boost your English vocabulary, avoid many common errors and raise your scores on the English and Reading portions of the SAT and ACT exams. Many of the class activities parallel typical questions on the exams, allowing for immediate application of these invaluable skills. This course will cover different words from last year, so former students are encouraged to register. Take one or both weeks; the first week is not a prerequisite for the second. June 13-17: Greek Roots of English June 20-24: Latin Roots of English

Organizer Info

  • Summer at Blake

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