Confessions of a High School Word Nerd: Laugh Your Gluteus* Off and Increase Your SAT Verbal Score

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Penguin, Jan 2, 2007 - Study Aids - 224 pages
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Effortlessly acquire an SAT vocabulary through hilarious high school essays

Every year, 9 million American students expend large amounts of time and energy preparing for proficiency and entrance exams like the SAT, ACT, PSAT, and SSAT with a heap of vocabulary flash cards and a fat volume of repetitive practice tests. Each one of them, along with their parents and teachers, wishes that there was a less painful way to prepare for test day. There is, and this book is the solution: a collection of ten well-written, entertaining essays by recent college-graduates-turned-writers that honestly and amusingly recount wild, traumatizing, and hilarious high-school events, using common SAT words as a study tool.
(*gluteus: any of the large muscles of the buttocks; esp: gluteus maximus)

 

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Contents

Dedication Introduction
CONFESSIONS OF A DILIGENT KISSER
CONFESSIONS OF A REBEL TROMBONIST
CONFESSIONS OF A ROAD HAZARD
CONFESSIONS OF A SUMMERCAMP JUNKIE
CONFESSIONS OF A VAGABOND SWIMMER
CONFESSIONS OF A RUNNING DISASTER
CONFESSIONS OF AN INSANE INTERN
CONFESSIONS OF A GHETTO SOCCER STAR
CONFESSIONS OF A HOMESCHOOLER
CONFESSIONS OF A PIGSTY PRANKSTER
GLOSSARY Acknowledgements
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Arianne Cohen is a writer for "New York" and "Marie Claire" magazines. Her work has appeared in the "New York Times," "O," "Real Simple," "Redbook," "Health," Nerve.com, and the "New York Times Magazine," A 2003 graduate of Harvard University, she is also the author of "Help, It's Broken!: A Fix-It Bible for the Repair-Impaired" and the coeditor of the essay book "Confessions of a Word Nerd," She previously used her 6'3" frame as a nationallevel swimmer, and now lives the tall life in New York City with her 7'2" partner, whom she met researching this book. They are perhaps the country's tallest couple

Colleen Kinder is a Buffalo, New York, native and a graduate of Yale University. She has delayed the real world, herself, by living in Cuba, island-hopping through the Caribbean, and volunteering with the elderly.

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