Written mainly to increase vocabulary proficiency among high school and college students preparing to take the SAT, ACT, GRE, and other standardized tests, this book— with its supplementary audio compact disc—tackles students’ word-power and verbal reasoning challenges with an extensive set of word lists, a battery of short tests, detailed vocabulary-building tips, and recommended reading advice. The vocabulary lists and tests are categorized by subjects, which include arts terms, science terms, social science terms, foreign words and phrases, and word roots. Two additional chapters concentrate on the “hot 300” words test takers need to know when taking the SAT and the GRE, respectively. Building what the author calls a “mighty word arsenal” includes knowing how to use some words of many syllables and still other words that are tricky to pronounce. The accompanying compact disc concentrates on word pronunciation and offers many examples of contextual word usage.
|Publisher:||Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated|
|Edition description:||BOOK & CD|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Philip Geer, Ed.M., is also author of Picture These SAT Words in a Flash, Picture These SAT Words, and Simon's Saga for the SAT , all published by Barron's.
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My English professor told me I really need to improve my vocabulary. She said I should read a lot more and pay attention to words that are unfamiliar to me and write them down in a notebook. She also suggested that I get this book to use as a foundation for my vocabulary program. She said it¿s systematic and teaches 1,000 difficult but important words. There are 100 units, so I decided to do two units a day. I am happy that I stuck to the program. In less than two months I have really improved my vocabulary. I recommend this book to serious students who want to improve their knowledge of advanced words.