Confessions of a High School Word Nerd: Increase Your SAT Verbal Score While Laughing Your Gluteus Off

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Arianne Cohen, Colleen Kinder
Penguin, 2007 - Study Aids - 205 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

CONFUSIONS OF A DILIGENT RISSER
1
CONFESSIONS OF A REBEL TROMBONIST
13
CONFESSIONS OF A ROAD HAZARD
38
CONFESSIONS OF A SUMMERCAMP JUNKIE
54
CONFESSIONS OF A VAGABOND SWIMMER
76
CONFESSIONS OF A RUNNING DISASTER
93
CONFESSIONS OF AN INSANE INTERN
116
CONFESSIONS OF A GHETTO SOCCER STAR
126
CONFESSIONS OF A HOMESCHOOLER
143
CONFESSIONS OF A PIGSTY PRANKSTER
155
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Arianne Cohen, a 2003 Harvard graduate, is the author of Help, It¬'s Broken!: The Fix- It Bible for the Repair-Impaired. She writes a weekly column for AM NewYork, and her articles have appeared in Life and the New York Times.
Colleen Kinder is a 2003 Yale graduate and the author of the current campus bestseller Delaying the Real World: A Twentysomething¬'s Guide to Seeking Adventure. She attends the University of Iowa¬'s MFA program in creative nonfiction.

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