Hot Words for the SAT

Hot Words for the SAT

by Linda Carnevale M.A.

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ISBN-13: 9780764144790
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/01/2010
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

A native Long Islander, very happily married, and mother of three loveable sons, Linda Carnevale has been writing college preparatory books for BARRON'S Educational Series Publishers since 2000. Titles include HOT WORDS for the SAT and SAT2400: Aiming for the Perfect Score. An alumna of Columbia University's Teacher College where she earned a Master of Arts in English Education with an emphasis on nonfiction writing, Carnevale has two new Websites that specialize in college admissions and .

Carnevale has been a tenured teacher of English at a nationally-ranked TOP 100 Gold Medal Long Island High School. Among her dozens of local and national published credits are Long Island Quarterly literary journal, BRIDE'S and Modern Bride magazines, and - most recently - PAUMANOK: Poems & Pictures of Long Island (Hardcover Anthology, 2010).

Table of Contents


  • Lesson 1 Using Few Words or Being Quiet

  • Lesson 2 Speaking

  • Lesson 3 Feeling Superior

  • Lesson 4 Unoriginal, Dull, Played Out

  • Lesson 5 Lessening Pain, Tension, and/or Conflict

    Review Exercises

  • Lesson 6 Friendly and Agreeable

  • Lesson 7 Quarreling, Fighting, and Bitter Feelings

  • Lesson 8 Generosity in Spending Money or Time, or

    Showing Concern for Others

  • Lesson 9 Cheapness or Care with Spending Money

  • Lesson 10 Problems, Puzzlements, and Disasters

    Review Exercises

  • Lesson 11 Harmful or Mean

  • Lesson 12 Criticizing, Disapproving, or Scolding

  • Lesson 13 Lacking Interest or Emotion

  • Lesson 14 Lacking Energy or Movement

  • Lesson 15 Humility and Obedience

    Review Exercises

  • Lesson 16 Enthusiasm and Passion

  • Lesson 17 Being Stubborn

  • Lesson 18 Sound

  • Lesson 19 Praise and Respect

  • Lesson 20 More Than Enough

    Review Exercises

  • Lesson 21 Food and Hunger

  • Lesson 22 Being Careful

  • Lesson 23 Being Short-Lived in Time or Place

  • Lesson 24 The Old or the New

  • Lesson 25 Being Sneaky or Hardly Noticeable

    Review Exercises

  • Lesson 26 People You Will Meet on the SAT

  • Lesson 27 Things of Little Importance or Value

  • Lesson 28 Being Wise and Sharp-Minded

  • Lesson 29 Words That Sound and/or Look Alike, But Have

    Different Meanings

  • Lesson 30 More Tricky Twins and Triplets

    Review Exercises

  • Lesson 31 Hottest of the Hot Words (Letters A to G)

  • Lesson 32 Hottest of the Hot Words (Letters H to P)

  • Lesson 33 Hottest of the Hot Words (Letters Q to Z )

  • Lesson 34 More Hot Words

  • Lesson 35 Even More Hot Words

    Review Exercises

  • Lesson 36 Words Spied on Real SATs

  • Lesson 37 Literar y Terms That Are Helpful to Know

    Answer Key

    Appendix A Mini Vocabular y Clusters

    Appendix B More Tricky Twins

    Word Index

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    Hot Words for the SAT 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
    Nbrowne on LibraryThing 8 months ago
    If you've got a word test or want to show off your words than this book will help you get through any of that stuff!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    This book is very easy for high school students to use. I have personally used in my English classes and have gotten positive feedback from parents. There are quizzes in the back plus one can make up stories using the words. 
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    This book has been part of the SAT preparation program used by a national franchise of learning centers, for which I once worked, for over 20 years. When I began tutoring and teaching SAT preparation classes on my own, I continued using it with my students. As long as a student is using the book the way it should be used, the student will master enough vocabulary to do very well on the verbal sections of the SAT. I agree with RMC10's evaluation of the presentation of material.
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    RMC10 More than 1 year ago
    This book presents the words in a way that makes them accessible and relavent. I like the way they are presented in groups and with useful tools for memorization.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    I purchased this book last year for my study skills classes. It was very helpful for my students! At first, I was a little reluctant to use this book being that it was for special needs students, boy was I wrong! I enjoyed the book, and the students eventually told me that they were happy that I gave them a vocabulary word every day. I did not use the book in its entirety given my students' levels. It was excellent for what I intended!