Fiske 250 Words Every High School Freshman Needs to Know

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Sourcebooks, Inc., 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 160 pages
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Learn the words you need to succeed in high school

High school opens a world of new ideas and experiences--along with more challenging and sophisticated concepts. Knowing these 250 words will give students the gift of reduced stress, greater academic achievement, and a head start that will last for years to come.

Using this book as a key learning tool, upcoming high school freshmen can...

  • prepare for the challenge of high school essay writing
  • learn to impress teachers with their reading comprehension and distinguished word choice
  • get ahead of their class with summer vocabulary learning
  • supplement their homeschool vocabulary curriculum
  • bolster skills with English as a second language
  • build a lifelong appreciation for words

Every year, tens of thousands of families trust Edward Fiske, author of the #1 bestselling Fiske Guide to Colleges and the former education editor of the New York Times, as their guide for honest advice on creating the best educational experience possible. Together with vocabulary experts Jane Mallison and David Hatcher, Fiske 250 Words Every High School Freshman Needs to Know teaches students the most important words they will encounter in high school, across a wide range of subjects and skill levels.

 

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Contents

1 Animal Words
1
2 Words Ending in ate
6
3 Words for Change
11
4 Class Words
17
5 Farrago
23
Quiz 1
29
6 Clean Words
31
7 False Words
37
Quiz 3
89
16 Lying Words
91
17 Money Words
97
18 Painful Words
103
19 Personality Types
109
20 Olio
114
Quiz 4
120
21 Praise or Blame?
122

8 Gloomy Words
43
9 Government by?
49
10 Gallimaufry
55
Quiz 2
60
11 Helping Words
62
12 Jolly Words
68
13 id Words
73
14 Lovers Words
78
15 Hodgepodge
83
22 Short Words
127
23 The Time of Your Life
132
24 Travel Words
137
25 Potpourri
143
Quiz 5
149
Quiz Answers
151
About the Authors
161
Back Cover
162
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About the author (2011)

Edward B. Fiske served for 17 years as Education Editor of the New York Times, during which time he realized that college-bound students and their families needed better information on which to base their educational choices. He wrote the bestselling annual, The Fiske Guide to Colleges, to help them. Jane Mallison has taught for more than twenty years and has served on the College Board SAT Committee. David Hatcher has written and co-written several books, workbooks, and other training materials on vocabulary, writing, proofreading and editing, and related subjects. His writing has been published in the Washington Post and in national magazines.

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