Sharp Vocab: Building Better Vocabulary Skills [NOOK Book]

Overview

Sharp Vocab features:
  • A 12-question diagnostic quiz to show readers where they need the most help.
  • Topics broken down by subject to make it easy for the reader to group concepts together for easier memorization.
  • A variety of practice exercises with detailed answer explanations for every topic.
  • A 30-question recognition and recall practice ...
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Sharp Vocab: Building Better Vocabulary Skills

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Overview

Sharp Vocab features:
  • A 12-question diagnostic quiz to show readers where they need the most help.
  • Topics broken down by subject to make it easy for the reader to group concepts together for easier memorization.
  • A variety of practice exercises with detailed answer explanations for every topic.
  • A 30-question recognition and recall practice set that includes material from the entire chapter, (and a few questions that cover material from the previous chapters) to once again reinforce what the reader has learned on a larger scale.
  • Detailed answer explanations that follow each practice set.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607141389
  • Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/11/2011
  • Series: Kaplan Test Prep
  • Sold by: Kaplan, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.61 (d)
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Kaplan Publishing is one of the nation's leading publishers of academic and professional development resources. We produce more than 150 new titles annually, on topics such as test preparation, college and graduate school admissions, academic and career development in the legal, medical, education, and general business fields. Kaplan Publishing is the number one provider of test prep materials for a variety of standard tests, including GRE, GMAT, LSAT, PSAT, MCAT, TOEFL, and more.

 

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TOC, Chapter 1
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Table of Contents


Introduction     vii
Word Roots: The keys to unlocking unfamiliar words     1
School Days: The basic vocabulary to get you through social studies, science, and math     13
The Job Market: Words to know for your resume, interviews, and thank-you letters     31
Business Headlines: Words for your banker, broker, and even the bully who wants your lunch money     49
Political Headlines: Words most likely heard on the news regarding politics and world events     67
Arts and Leisure: Using these words is an art form unto itself     85
Literature: Words to help in your reading, your book club, and in English class     101
The Law: Words that will help you understand everything from CSI to your parking ticket     117
Etiquette, Culture, and Religion: Build your vocabulary for manners, culture, and religion     135
The Five Senses: Descriptive words for a world worth describing     151
Positive Emotions: Vocabulary that falls on the sunny side of the street     167
Grumpy, Crabby, Mean: Words to describe the down and depressed     181
Sizing It Up: Bigger, smaller, shorter, taller; it's all here     197
Foreign Words: Vocabulary from the melting pot     213
Most Frequently Tested SAT Words: The words you need to ace the SAT     225
Most Frequently Tested GREWords: The words you need to ace the GRE     239
Most Commonly Misused Words: You'll never mix up "affect" and "effect" again     257
Fifty-Cent Words You Can Actually Use: For the show-off in all of us     275
Sharp Vocab Cumulative Test     291
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