The Compact Oxford English Dictionary for Students and the Compact Oxford Thesaurus for Students bundled together, providing a complete language reference resource at a substantial saving on the RRP
Compact Oxford English Dictionary for Students contains 140,000 words, phrases and definitions, and features an Effective Writing for College and Career section, with practical information on essay-writing, referencing, research and note-taking, job CVs/résumés and application letters, plus extra help with grammar, punctuation, and spelling
Compact Oxford Thesaurus for Students offers over 250,000 synonyms and antonyms, and has extra help on how best to use the thesaurus to improve your writing, tips on avoiding certain pitfalls (e.g. avoiding cliches), and a section showing the differences between closely related synonyms
Both books based on extensive market research with both students and teachers, designed to help students study and write more effectively, whatever their subject
Colour text and a fresh, modern design make it easy to find the word you need
A special combination pack of the Compact Oxford English Dictionary for Students, and the Compact Oxford Thesaurus for Students.
The Compact Oxford English Dictionary for Students is a paperback dictionary, created especially for university and college students. It offers comprehensive coverage of current English and is perfect for student reference and everyday study needs. A simple defining style, and a colour layout, ensure the dictionary text is accessible.
The new Compact Oxford Thesaurus for Students has a similar easy-to-use style, with the most useful and common synonyms placed first, and throughout the thesaurus text there are notes giving advice on commonly confused words such as empathy/sympathy, and affect/effect. It has been especially targeted to help students write and study more effectively. The layout is designed to be clear and aesthetically pleasing, making this thesaurus as attractive as its companion volume.
Each title features a centre section with information on how to write well, how to use a thesaurus, and how to avoid common mistakes in language. There are also Online Resource Centres to complement both dictionary and thesaurus, with even more tips and advice.
Both titles have been market-tested with both teachers and students to ensure that they meet the needs of students.
Together the two volumes provide the essential compact English language reference for any student who wants to write effectively and with confidence.