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Category: SAT Vocabulary

Chris Lele

The Vocabulary Builder Workbook is Published!

We’re excited to announce that the Vocabulary Builder Workbook has officially been released on Amazon! Whether you need to learn these words for a test, hope to improve your writing, or simply become a sharper thinker, this book is here to help with 1,400 important words (and much more)!

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Chris Lele

SAT Video: Commonly Confused Words

So the SAT will forever be done away with vocabulary come Mar. 2016, right? Well, not exactly. Sure, the ten-dollar words you can impress your grandma with will have been consigned to the dustbin of SAT has-beens (move over “analogies” and make some room). However, the SAT writing section will still test vocabulary in context, […]

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Myka Yamasaki

Book Recommendation for SAT Vocab

Studying vocab isn’t really fun. Studying for SAT vocab is especially boring. Trust me, I hardly found any dry vocab book enticing. However, if you want to score well on the SAT reading sections you will want to challenge yourself to learn some fancier vocabulary. Given this reality, I have found the perfect set of books. Drum roll please… Vocabulary Cartoons Word Power I and II!!!!

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Nadira Berman

Check Out Magoosh Vocabulary for Google Chrome!

Do you feel like you never have enough time in your life to spend studying for the SAT? Does sitting down to go over flashcards seem impossible when you’re trying to balance school, college apps and extracurricular activities? Well Magoosh’s new vocabulary extension for Chrome may be your solution! It’s simple but effective. Every time […]

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Chris Lele

SAT Vocab Monday: It’s a Rap!

  We’ve done many vocab formats here at Magoosh, but we’ve never done a rap video…until now. Introducing: Vocabulary Man. Watch the video first…but, if you want to know exactly what Vocabulary Man was rapping the lyric are provided, in full, below.   Vocabulary Man, Lyrics I bust mad rhymes but my themes ain’t sordid […]

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Chris Lele

SAT Vocab Monday: Really Common SAT Vocabulary Words

  When people say the SAT verbal section is impossible because you have to memorize thousands of words, I am always quick to put them in their paces. Sure, thousands of words come up on the verbal section, most of which you know (just try reading an SAT passage knowing only 70% of the words). […]

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Todd Shively

Supply and Compare Vocabulary Questions on the SAT

Strict vocabulary questions will constitute nearly one-third of your Critical Reading test. Between sentence completions and vocabulary-in-context questions, you will have more than twenty questions simply testing your word knowledge. So it is worth giving this a bit of attention.

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Chris Lele

SAT Vocab Monday: The Good Life

  Ah, the good life. That of course doesn’t mean the same thing for each of us. Look below to see if any of the SAT words describe you.   Epicure This word comes from the epicureans, a group of ancient Greek philosophers who focused on pleasure. Not surprisingly, they found great pleasure in sitting […]

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Chris Lele

SAT Vocab Monday: Tongue Twister Words

Get your tongues ready for these multisyllabic monstrosities. If you watch the video, even I—the SAT dude—stumble over a couple of pronunciations. Luckily, the SAT won’t ask you to pronounce any words. But you’ll be better off if you know the definitions of these words.

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Todd Shively

SAT Vocabulary in Context—Avoid the First Definition

In the Critical Reading sections, when you see a “vocabulary in context” question, it is unlikely that the correct answer will be the primary definition—the one that pops into your head at first. Make sure that you are taking cues from the passage.

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