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Vocabulary is a critical part of studying for the SATs. Memorizing words that are written on flashcards can be difficult because they are not put in the context of a sentence. Kaplan’s SAT Score-Raising Classics make learning SAT vocabulary words easier and more enjoyable for students. Classic novels that are taught throughout high school can now be read while learning vocabulary words that frequently appear on the SAT exam.
Designed for easy use, these books feature the actual text on one side of the page, with the word definitions on the opposite side. In addition, the vocabulary words are in easy-to-spot bold typeface throughout.
Each Kaplan SAT Score-Raising Classic features:
- The complete text of the classic novel
- Hundreds of vocabulary words tested on the SAT exam
- Definitions for each highlighted work on the facing page
- A pronunciation guide
- An index for easy reference
Kaplan’s SAT Score-Raising Classics series give readers get an invaluable learning tool and an enjoyable reading experience.
About the Author
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a novelist, poet, short-story writer, and essayist. In 1883, while bedridden with tuberculosis, he wrote what would become one of the best known and most beloved collections of children's poetry in the English language, A Child's Garden of Verses. Block City is taken from that collection. Stevenson is also the author of such classics as Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Date of Birth:November 13, 1850
Date of Death:December 3, 1894
Place of Birth:Edinburgh, Scotland
Place of Death:Vailima, Samoa
Education:Edinburgh University, 1875
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I bought this book to help me with vocabulary on my SAT. Not only does Kaplan help with the SAT, but it also opens people's eyes to the classics. The very first 'classic' i read was Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (i loved it haha). That too was a Kaplan Score-Raising Classic. But basically, about the story. I really enjoyed it and i think everyone should read it. Even people who don't read will enjoy it because it's so short.