Barron’s Hot Words for the SAT features more than 500 words that appear most frequently on the SAT. This edition includes additional lessons on the vocabulary specific to the SAT Reading and SAT Writing and Language tests.
In each lesson, author Linda Carnevale focuses on a thematic word cluster—groups of words that have similar meanings or words used in similar circumstances—which makes it easier for students to learn usage, connotation, and the subtle differences between synonyms.
Also included are:
- Phonetic pronunciation keys for each word
- Memory tips
- Review exercises following every five lessons
- An alphabetical word index
Hot Words for the SAT helps students expand their vocabulary, enrich their essay writing, and facilitate their reading so they can improve their test-taking skills and score higher.
About the Author
About the Author
Linda Carnevale holds a Master of Arts from Columbia University’s Teachers College. Formerly an English teacher at Cold Spring Harbor High School, Long Island, New York, she currently prepares students for the ACT and SAT and is the author of Barron’s Hot Words for the ACT, Hot Words for the SAT, SAT 1600: Aiming For the Perfect Score, and ACT English, Reading, and Writing Workbook, and she has also been published in a variety of local and national publications. Her poem “Daisies Grow on My Windowsill” was recently selected for publication in an anthology of poems about Long Island.
About the Publisher
In the 1930s, Manuel H. Barron opened a bookstore in Brooklyn, New York.
People from the community asked Mr. Barron about books that might be available to help their children study for the New York State Regents exams. After realizing there wasn't anything available, Mr. Barron's created his own study guides.
80 years later, Barron's has helped millions of people prepare for their next step.
Table of Contents
Lesson 1 Using Few Words or Being Quiet 1
Lesson 2 Speaking 5
Lesson 3 Feeling Superior 11
Lesson 4 Unoriginal, Dull, Played Out 17
Lesson 5 Lessening Pain, Tension, or Conflict 22
Review Exercises 28
Lesson 6 Friendly and Agreeable 32
Lesson 7 Quarreling, Fighting, and Bitter Feelings 37
Lesson 8 Generosity with Time and Money; Showing Concern for Others 43
Lesson 9 Cheapness or Care with Spending Money 48
Lesson 10 Problems, Puzzlements, and Disasters 53
Review Exercises 59
Lesson 11 Harmful or Mean 63
Lesson 12 Criticizing, Disapproving, or Scolding 69
Lesson 13 Lacking Interest or Emotion 75
Lesson 14 Lacking Energy or Movement 81
Lesson 15 Humility and Obedience 87
Review Exercises 92
Lesson 16 Enthusiasm and Passion 96
Lesson 17 Being Stubborn 101
Lesson 18 Sound 106
Lesson 19 Praise and Respect 111
Lesson 20 More Than Enough 117
Review Exercises 122
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If you've got a word test or want to show off your words than this book will help you get through any of that stuff!
This book is very easy for high school students to use. I have personally used in my English classes and have gotten positive feedback from parents. There are quizzes in the back plus one can make up stories using the words.
This book has been part of the SAT preparation program used by a national franchise of learning centers, for which I once worked, for over 20 years. When I began tutoring and teaching SAT preparation classes on my own, I continued using it with my students. As long as a student is using the book the way it should be used, the student will master enough vocabulary to do very well on the verbal sections of the SAT. I agree with RMC10's evaluation of the presentation of material.
This book presents the words in a way that makes them accessible and relavent. I like the way they are presented in groups and with useful tools for memorization.
I purchased this book last year for my study skills classes. It was very helpful for my students! At first, I was a little reluctant to use this book being that it was for special needs students, boy was I wrong! I enjoyed the book, and the students eventually told me that they were happy that I gave them a vocabulary word every day. I did not use the book in its entirety given my students' levels. It was excellent for what I intended!