Direct Hits Toughest Vocabulary of the SAT: 4th Edition

Direct Hits Toughest Vocabulary of the SAT: 4th Edition

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Want a superior vocabulary? Let Direct Hits help.

Words are our tools for learning and communicating. A proficient and robust vocabulary is critical to success in school, business, the professions, AND standardized tests such as the PSATand SAT. But even the most dedicated students dread memorizing long lists of seemingly random words.

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Want a superior vocabulary? Let Direct Hits help.

Words are our tools for learning and communicating. A proficient and robust vocabulary is critical to success in school, business, the professions, AND standardized tests such as the PSATand SAT. But even the most dedicated students dread memorizing long lists of seemingly random words.

Like its companion book Volume 1, Direct Hits Toughest Vocabulary of the SAT Volume 2 offers an approach that places the words in a context students can easily understand and remember. The books include the following features:

- Over 250 of the SAT’s most challenging words (those that often appear in Level 4 and Level 5 questions), not a phonebook-size list of words that never appear on the SAT

- Relevant, vivid, and memorable examples from popular movies, television, literature, music, historical events, and recent headlines

- Five easy-to-tackle chapters

- A Fast Review with quick definitions

- A Final Review with critical reading and sentence completion questions just like the real SAT

Building on the success of previous editions, the authors of Direct Hits Toughest Vocabulary of the SAT consulted secondary school teachers, tutors, parents, and students from around the world to ensure that these words and illustrations are right on target to further prepare you for success on the SAT.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936551064
Publisher:
Griffith Resources, Inc
Publication date:
12/01/2011
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)

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Direct Hits Toughest Vocabulary of the SAT: 4th Edition 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
code7r More than 1 year ago
“Direct Hits Toughest Vocabulary of the SAT 4th Edition” is a tool for anyone taking the SAT to help do well in vocabulary. It covers 210 of the SAT’s most difficult words and breaks them down into a language that will help the student retain the information better. Each word has, besides the definition, examples of its use through movies and television shows that are popular, musical references including groups, historical events and headlines from the news. This book covers words from disciplines such as science, social science, and literature; words with multiple meanings; and words that are considered the toughest on the SAT. What I really like about this book is that it isn’t overwhelming. The size of the book itself is compact and could be easily taken anywhere. Anytime you can break down a word and show its use in a context that most highschoolers would understand is great! A great example of this is with the word “myriad” MYRIAD: Many; numerous In “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” MYRIAD problems test Harry during his sixth year at Hogwarts. It then continues to demonstrate what some of these challenges were and reuses the word MYRIAD in the final sentence. The book also has a fast review with quick definitions towards the end and 35 practice questions at the end. I think that students reading this book are more likely to remember these words due to the popular subjects that they are incorporated in. It makes these vocabulary words more relevant to their experiences in their lifetimes. It is also a good book to keep around for any person as a way to increase and improve their own vocabulary in their own lives.