Improve Your Vocabulary | Study Tips | Grow your Vocabulary

Are you always searching for the right word? Today, we offer our best tips on how to improve your vocabulary. When you grow your vocabulary, it has a positive effect on ALL areas of communication – whether you are speaking or writing formally or informally. Being able to accurately describe your thoughts is an essential component of exchanging ideas with anyone.

If you need to grow your vocabulary in a hurry (for the SAT or GRE, for example), try our hints to increase your vocabulary in a directed way. Start by reading – both your current textbooks, as well as other books and articles that interest you. Pay special attention to words you don’t recognize. Seize those words and make them yours! Underline them, look them up in a dictionary and thesaurus, and if you still have trouble remembering them, make flashcards. We have another video with advice on how to best use flashcards here:

Don’t forget to check out our FREE educational apps on the Google Play Store. We have two word games featured in this video:
Words Words Words, and Words of Distinction.

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We Recommend the following Books and Study Supplies:

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Tomato Timer (use this for the Pomodoro Technique)

Moleskine 18 month planner

How to Read a Book – classic by Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren

Word Power Made Easy

Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary

Roget’s Thesaurus

Pilot G2 Extra Fine Pens

The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin (Chess Prodigy)

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