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Hot Words for the SAT (Barron's Hot Words for the SAT) Paperback – July 1, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-0764136320 ISBN-10: 0764136321 Edition: 3rd

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Product Details

  • Series: Barron's Hot Words for the SAT
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series; 3 edition (July 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764136321
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764136320
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #881,342 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Brand New in the 3rd Edition--

  • Special coaching to help you answer the important Literary Terms questions
  • A brand-new lesson focuses on words found on the most recent SATs
  • More Mini Word Clusters than ever
  • More Memory tips & "Tricky Twins"
  • More sentence completion exercises--many with two blanks

    Hot Words for the SAT
    gives you 35 highly concentrated vocabulary-building lessons, each presenting dozens of illustrative sentences that focus on a thematic word cluster. This time-tested and proven word builder will help you develop the fluent, college-level vocabulary that is crucial to your success on the SAT's Critical Reading section. Just as important, this book's vocabulary-building exercises will give you the word power you need to achieve a high score on the SAT's all-important Writing section. Think of Hot Words for the SAT as your personal tutor while you prepare to take that all-important college entrance exam.
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    19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A. Chai on September 11, 2007
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    I am a mom with a 10 year old who is begging to study SAT words. (Don't ask why...she just really wants to learn them) I saw this book being used by the 10th graders at the local private school and I was very impressed. The organization of words into groups with similar meanings is fabulous. It really helps you to talk about those "shades of meaning" that you get with different word choices. Of course, these are not the most difficult of the SAT words, but I think it is perfect for the average to above average student. The highly gifted child who is taking the SAT as a senior should probably know the majority of these words already, but for most students I think it is perfect.

    HERE IS THE TRUE SECRET to the vocab section. Go through the entire 10 test prep book and underline each and every word that you do not know. (The college board book with the cheap grey paper, costs about 20 bucks). Then make 3x5 cards. By the time you have gone through all 10 sample tests, you will know all the vocab you need to know. This is how my 12 year old got a 750 on the verbal last year.
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    1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kristine I. Hintz on March 17, 2009
    Format: Paperback
    I am a career coach who helps young people optimally position themselves to college, grad school and employers. I am also a parent who was very proactive about seeking out and purchasing SAT books which would give my son the tools to improve his standardized test scores.

    Linda Carnevale's book was a powerful vocabulary-building tool for my son. Its unqiue strength is its categorization of words in related-meaning clusters, so a student can learn a number of words that have similar meanings, but nuanced differently. I believe this fits with the way we file away words in our minds, so there is something very natural and organically effective about this approach.

    My son and I worked together with this book, and it was an enjoyable way to learn. Not only did my son improve his own vocabulary skills, but I learned a great deal myself. You can't beat that! This little book is a painless, but valuable addition to a college-bound teenager's toolkit. Buy it, it's a no-brainer!

    -Kris Hintz, w[...]
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    1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Ulep on March 3, 2009
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    I am taking the SAT in a week. This book uses a technique called clustering, where vocabulary words with similar meanings are grouped and studied together. It's been very helpful, as it also comes with mini self-tests and reviews.
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    1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Chhaysrun Von on March 10, 2009
    Format: Paperback
    This book was awesome. I am able to remember 1 lessons per 2 days by using this book. I love cluster and the key to memorize the words.
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