The SAT Word Slam: Rhyme Your Way to a Better Vocabulary and Higher SAT and ACT Scores

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F+W Media, Jun 18, 2009 - Study Aids - 224 pages
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"The number one way to improve your score on the SAT is by improving your vocabulary. Nothing is more important." --Princeton Review

Perspicacious. Ubiquitous. Garrulous. Improvident. Solvent. Benevolent.

These are the sorts of words that may befuddle you when you take the SAT. What you need is a book that makes these words fun to learn and easy to remember--and this one does just that. This clever, cogent little volume uses funny, edgy, and even rude rhymes to help you learn--and remember!--more than 500 vocabulary words most commonly found on the SAT. exams.

(verb) "ACK-wee-ess"

Do you always give in?
Then you acquiesce.
You never say no;
It's just yes, yes, yes, yes.

Careful with that--
Don't become a doormat.
Acquiescing is fine.
But not all the time.

Remember this:
To acquiesce is to say yes.

From abase to zenith, this book is all students need to make the grade!

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This is a great book and now I have the app version on my iPhone. The vocab rhymes are funny, so my kids love using this resource. And on the app, the poems are read by actors, which keeps us all laughing. Pronunciations are given and words are used in context. Very helpful. And the mnemonics are key--much more helpful than just giving the definitions. So funny too--when you get a few test questions wrong, a voice insults you in light hearted way. My kids crack up at his. The book also has Latin and Greek roots, and I want my kids to know a lot of these. I will be recommending the SAT Word Slam to all the people I know with kids. But the truth is, my husband and I like it as much as the kids do.  

About the author (2009)

Jodi Fodor grew up in a family where wordplay was constant and energetic. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Michigan State University and her MFA in creative writing from California State University, Long Beach. She trained with and taught for the Institute of Reading Development in Berkeley, California, a supplemental education program that teaches 100,000 students each year in classes all around the United States. For fourteen years, she has been helping kids improve their reading and writing skills, to build their vocabularies and to prepare for standardized tests.

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