Volume 1 of the world-renowned Direct Hits SAT vocabulary books is based upon an innovative and fun approach to learning using vivid, relevant, and selective examples to teach students. Written by one of the country's leading authorities on the SAT, the book includes the following features:
- 200 words found on recent SATs
- memorable examples from pop culture, historic events, and contemporary issues explain word meanings in context
- 5 easy-to-tackle chapters
- critical reading and sentence completion questions just like the real SAT
- chapter quizzes with complete solution explanations
- a Final Review and a Fast Review
This is a powerful SAT study method developed through extensive research and testing in classrooms across the US that not only raises SAT scores, but increases verbal acumen for long-term success in college and beyond. But don't take our word for it, check out CollegeConfidential.com to read what students across the world are saying about the Direct Hits books.
About The Author
Larry Krieger is one of the foremost SAT experts in the country and the co-author of several US History, World History, and AP Art History textbooks. His renowned teaching methods and SAT prep courses are praised for both their inventive, engaging approaches and their results.
Formerly an AP Art History teacher and social studies supervisor at New Jersey's SAT powerhouse Montgomery Township High School near Princeton, Krieger led the school to a number 1 ranking in the state and nation for a comprehensive public high school. In 2004, Montgomery students achieved a record national average score of 629 on the Critical Reading section of the SAT.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The perfect study guide. Simple and easy to use. My son is studying for the SAT's and said that he likes the format of the books.
This is the third edition of the very popular Direct Hits vocabulary series. Students have found this book and Volume 2- Direct Hits Toughest Vocabulary of the SAT to be very helpful when they take the SAT and PSAT.Over 30 new words have been added as well as some new and updated examples. The first 100 words in this book are some of the most frequently tested words on the SAT.