Tooth and Nail: A Novel Approach to the SAT

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An SAT and ACT vocabulary-building program in the lively form of a mystery novel. Now students who take these entrance exams can learn more than 1,300 vocabulary words, improve reading comprehension, and enjoy a good story all at the same time. Includes exercises, glossary with page references.

An ingeniously imaginative alternative to stale word list books for building a strong vocabulary for the verbal sections of the SAT. The ...

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Overview


An SAT and ACT vocabulary-building program in the lively form of a mystery novel. Now students who take these entrance exams can learn more than 1,300 vocabulary words, improve reading comprehension, and enjoy a good story all at the same time. Includes exercises, glossary with page references.

An ingeniously imaginative alternative to stale word list books for building a strong vocabulary for the verbal sections of the SAT. The authors have created a mythical college and entangled the characters with a mystery reminiscent of Edgar Allan Poe. A truly novel approach to SAT preparation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780156013826
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Series: Harvest Test Preparation Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 147,051
  • Lexile: 860L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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CHARLES HARRINGTON ELSTER is a writer, broadcaster, and logophile-a lover of words. He is the author of several books, including The Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations, Verbal Advantage, and There's a Word for It. He is also a guest contributor to the "On Language" column of the New York Times Magazine. He lives in San Diego.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2008

    es asombroso

    Tooth and Nail es un asombroso libro. Esta novela me ayudó como un escritor. Yo era capaz de aprender una riqueza de nuevas palabras. He usado estas nuevas palabras cuando esto viene a informes, hablar, y leyendo. Amo el complot. Es fácil contar como la contratación de los carácteres es cuando ellos afrontan su desafío de solucionar el misterio. Me han dicho muchas personas que SE SENTARON los libros preparatorios parecen ser aburridos debido al número de masas de nuevas palabras. Sin embargo, el argumento interesante que implica el misterio de a quién Shakespear realmente era es muy emocionante. Ellos la historia puede ser ficticia, pero era muy interesante seguir a lo largo.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2007

    Excellent Mystery

    I think that this book is so captivating in its story and the mystery that you hardly notice that you are learning new vocabulary at the same time. It is well written and it is all about Shakespeare, who I love, and gets you hooked right away.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2007

    Fun and Helpful

    This was a required reading for an SAT prep class. I have never enjoyed a novel that I have been forced to read so much. If I had found the book on my own and given a recomendation by a friend I would have read it and fallen in love with just like I really did. It's helpful and really enjoyable. I found some words challenging but others I didn't have to look up. Words like smirk and justification I knew. So if you are afraid to read this book because it would be too much of a bother, get off your butt and go get it because it will be worth it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2006

    how can u call this a book

    i read this 2 times just to understand why a person would right this im better off gettin a dictionary and looking at words then reading a book that crams words in page after page the plot came to late

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2006

    An awesome vocab. guide!

    I really liked this book. Now when I am reading a book I understand more words. Reading the words in context over and over again helps a lot. The only 2 problems I find with this book is that flipping to the glossary is kind of annoying and the book is a bit dated.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2006

    this book is horrible

    This book is so pointless to try and read, all the words are stuffed into a tiny little book and if you dont know what the word means then you have to keep switching back and forth to the glossary. Also the plot is horrible.You have to keep reading the same part over and over again because some of the parts are hard to grasp.UNLESS YOU HAVE TO READ IT..DONT! The only good thing in the book is the glossay becuase it has alot of common sat words.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2003

    Really Good Book!

    I'm in 9th grade right now and I'm far from taking the real SAT. I read this book last year and boy it was AWESOME! The story's good and plus its a great way to become familiar with a lot of vocabulary words. Plus, the book is so good you might even wanna read it a second time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2002

    This was an excellent book!!

    At first it was a little boring but then it started to get interesting. After the first 5 chapters I couldn't put it down. It has really great vocab content, and the questions are helpful to review. I suggest buying this book, and reading it multiple times to truly understand and receive the vocab.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2001

    Great book

    At first glance, this book seemed to have a stupid story. I bought it anyway since I was after the vocab and didn't mind a boring read. My attitude towards the book changed after a few chapters and was actually attached to it. It was not a classic novel but it was decent. I would endorse this book to be read and reread to absorb the vocab.

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