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SAT Vocabulary Express: Word Puzzles Designed to Decode the New SAT

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A fun way to build vocabulary and boost SAT scores

Word puzzles are a proven tool for building vocabulary. They nudge the puzzler gently toward shades of meaning, synonym recognition, contextual interpretation, and making educated guesses—all the mental tricks needed to do well on the SAT verbal section. In SAT Vocabulary Express, a top test-prep coach teams up with a leading crossword puzzle author to offer students a fun, effective ...

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SAT Vocabulary Express: Word Puzzles Designed to Decode the New SAT

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Overview

A fun way to build vocabulary and boost SAT scores

Word puzzles are a proven tool for building vocabulary. They nudge the puzzler gently toward shades of meaning, synonym recognition, contextual interpretation, and making educated guesses—all the mental tricks needed to do well on the SAT verbal section. In SAT Vocabulary Express, a top test-prep coach teams up with a leading crossword puzzle author to offer students a fun, effective alternative to standard vocabulary builders.

A unique learning tool for breaking the code in the SAT verbal section, this book features:

  • Dozens of crosswords, anagrams, acrostics, cryptograms, and other fun, skill-building puzzles
  • Brainteasers that stimulate vocabulary mastery
  • Tips and techniques for using the puzzles to pump up vocabularies to unprecedented levels—painlessly!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071443265
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/23/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 729,600
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Jacqueline Byrne is a founding partner of Ivy Educational Associates, a test prep and college application consulting firm. She provides private tutoring for the verbal SAT, the SAT II Writing exam and the AP and SAT II Literature exams.

Michael Ashley's crossword puzzles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal He has been a contributor to GAMES Magazine for 25 years.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2010

    Cant View puzzles on digital device.....

    I am sooooo disappointed. This was not designed for the nook or any digital divice. you can read the text but you cannot read the puzzles. You cant see anything on there. i even went ahead and downloaded it on my iphone and i still couldnt zoom it in. I WASTED MY MONEY and i am MAD. I had my hopes all up but got my bubble busted. If we could viewed it i am sure it would be an excellent help.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2004

    Needed a little vocab help and found it here

    I needed a fun way to enjoy practicing for the SAT and this book really helped. I never understood the big words the College Board used on their tests, but now after learning how to play around with the words and break them down, the vocabulary on these exams were much easier for me. It's not a dictionary-type memorization guide, but an exciting assortment of puzzles and acrostics that make you want to turn the page and try the next one. My scores improved on the most recent SAT exam after using this book, and I would reccomend it to anyone who plans on taking the exam in the future!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2004

    NO STRESS

    Word puzzles are always a favorite and relaxing activity for my Teen. By doing the puzzles in the SAT Vocabulary Express she can combine the relaxing aspect with skill-building tips to help her succeed when taking the SATs. And by starting now, she is taking her time and letting the words 'sink in' in a very no stress way.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2004

    Smart and friendly

    I bought this book for my two teenagers and was totally impressed by the clever techniques and the positive attitude. It feels as though you have a friendly coach at your side encouraging your every move. You're not going it alone. Thanks for the guidance and support.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2004

    Katie - South Plainfield, NJ

    'Word Puzzles Designed to Decode the New SAT' is a fun and exciting way to enhance your vocabulary to increase your SAT verbal score. With the puzzles from this book and tutoring from the author, Jackie Byrne, my Verbal score went up over 110 points! These puzzles with not only help your vocabulary, but they will keep you entertained for hours

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