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

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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:...

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Overview

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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It's no secret that the students most in need of SAT prep are the very ones who are least likely to crack the books. Confessions of a High School Word Nerd is designed as a pain-free way to lure reluctant readers to prepare for the SAT, ACT, PSAT, and SSAT verbal tests. The editors' strategy is simple: They provide ten lively, often amusing, essays by young writers about their most wild, traumatizing, and funny high school experiences. Each piece contains a bounty of SAT vocabulary words, perfectly placed for test retention.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780143038368
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/2/2007
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 253,146
  • Product dimensions: 5.14 (w) x 7.78 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Confessions of a High School Word Nerd Introduction

1. Confessions of a Diligent Kisser
Laure de Vulpillieres

2. Confessions of a Rebel Trombonist
Chris Heaney

3. Confessions of a Road Hazard
Colleen Kinder

4. Confessions of a Summer-Camp Junkie
Chris Rovzar

5. Confessions of a Vagabond Swimmer
Arianne Cohen

6. Confessions of a Running Disaster
Tom Miller

7. Confessions of an Insane Intern
Kara Loewentheil

8. Confessions of a Ghetto Soccer Star
Lauren Keane

9. Confessions of a Homeschooler
Timothy Michael Cooper

10. Confessions of a Pigsty Prankster
Dave Finney

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