The Best Way to Improve Your Vocabulary [Ep. 12]Dec 17, 2019
Is a limited English vocabulary holding you back from getting the verbal score you need on your standardized test? And is there anything you can do about it in the limited amount of time you have between now and test day?
Specifically, we cover:
- The filter through which you should think about improving your vocabulary, namely how to get more right answers on test day;
- Why context matters (Hint: words don't exist in a vacuum);
- The drawback to focusing exclusively on root words and prefixes/suffixes (but there is some benefit, which we explain);
- What mnemonics are, and how they can help you commit words to long-term memory (with examples);
- Why there's really no substitute for memorizing a list of "hard" words leading up to test day -- and how to do it effectively;
- When to study your words for maximum retention;
- Recommended resources;
- And more!
Whether you're cramming for an exam that's right around the corner or you simply want to learn a few more "big" words to impress your friends at that next cocktail party, you'll benefit from the strategies we share in this week's show.
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