Cook Your Way Through the S. A. T.

Cook Your Way Through the S. A. T.

by Charis Freiman-Mendel
     
 

"Cook Your Way Through The S.A.T." is a DELECTABLE way to master frequently-asked S.A.T. vocabulary. Serve your RAVENOUS appetite for learning with this INNOVATIVE book. Each of the 99 easy, enjoyable recipes is matched with a fun-fact blurb containing 10 S.A.T. words. Wondering why onions STIMULATE the LACHRYMAL glands or how Gorgonzola cheese ACQUIRES its blue color… See more details below

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"Cook Your Way Through The S.A.T." is a DELECTABLE way to master frequently-asked S.A.T. vocabulary. Serve your RAVENOUS appetite for learning with this INNOVATIVE book. Each of the 99 easy, enjoyable recipes is matched with a fun-fact blurb containing 10 S.A.T. words. Wondering why onions STIMULATE the LACHRYMAL glands or how Gorgonzola cheese ACQUIRES its blue color? Memorizing S.A.T. vocabulary doesn't have to be an ARDUOUS task. Retain 1000 words while SIMULTANEOUSLY becoming an ADEPT chef. This book is a great tool for ASSUAGING those pre-S.A.T. fears.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up—High school student Freiman-Mendel has come up with a game plan to learn vocabulary words in preparation for taking the Standard Aptitude Test required by most colleges today. She took something she loves—cooking—and combined it with something she doesn't love—standardized testing—and created this book. She chose 10 words each applied to 100 recipes to come up with a unique test-prep book of 1000 vocabulary words that frequently appear on entrance exams. Her mother, who homeschooled her through eighth grade (the teen now attends private school), stays discreetly in the background. Each recipe—lunch and snack foods, mostly vegetarian, and lots of desserts—comes with a paragraph using 10 words in context. They could be the history of tofu, or a rave about mocha cream frosting. A matching test accompanies each passage. The paragraphs, dependent as they are on the S.A.T. vocabulary list, aren't eloquent, but their brevity lends itself to memorization and review. This volume is one motivated student's disarming personal project that suggests possibilities in the dry genre of test prep. Learning Car Mechanics with the S.A.T.s? Garden Your Way Through the S.A.T.s? With enough passion and initiative, teens could almost write their own version.—Georgia Christgau, Middle College High School, Long Island City, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461194491
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
09/06/2011
Pages:
258
Sales rank:
311,088
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.54(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Charis Freiman-Mendel is a gourmand who studied for the verbal section of the S.S.A.T. by writing a cookbook during her 7th and 8th grade homeschool experience. She is an ardent Italophile who enjoys travel, playing cello and squash, arguing with her brother and romping with her dogs. She attends Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut.

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