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Essential SAT Vocabulary (flashcards) (College Test Preparation)
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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful
on November 20, 2009
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These cards are an easy way to boost your SAT-specific vocabulary. The flashcard format allows for quick repetition, more than with books in my opinion. I only wish they had pronunciation keys next to the definitions. I recommend these cards along with "Verbal Advantage" and a pocket dictionary for a lasting vocabulary increase. Daily reading, however, is still your best bet for a lifelong and effective vocabulary. These cards are just tools to speed up the process.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on July 6, 2011
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This set of cards can be very helpful if you are preparing for the SAT and your vocabulary bank needs more work. However, the effect of these study cards will vary greatly from person to person, as this set contains some words that are used in everyday language and I really would not consider them to be "SAT vocabulary". If you already have a very good knowledge of SAT vocabulary, then you should look elsewhere. If you need work and need to learn SAT vocabulary quick, buying this will give you an easy and effective tool to the understanding of the basic words found in the SAT. By no means will this completely prepare you for EVERY word you will see on the SAT however, and if that was your goal, then you should complement this with more vocab to study.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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I'm an SAT tutor, and I recommend this product for most of my students. It's helpful not just for the Sentence Completions, but for the whole Critical Reading section- many of these words show up in the long passages and the corresponding questions.

It's true that students could make their own flashcards, but very few students are diligent enough to do that. This box gives them a huge number of useful words to learn, and having a sturdy box and dividers is invaluable to keep things organized. It's priced very reasonably for the quality you get.

What keeps it from getting 5 stars? No pronunciation key for the words, and the definitions could be simpler.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
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I bought the Essential SAT Vocabulary Cards for my son and am pleased to say that he is very confident about taking the SAT. He has added some very valuable words to his vocabulary.

Excellent!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on July 18, 2011
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These SAT Cards are always helpful, especially if you are a non-native speaker. I registered for the May SAT just to become more familiar with the question style, the only thing i did before the exam was to study flash cards. Since I had only one weak and i was very tired of pulling all nighter's for my exams, i studied 200 flashcards only. But even that made me feel confident and i got 620 or something between 600-650, i cant remember exactly. I say 'I highly recommend this to everyone'.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on August 18, 2010
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These cards really does help improve your scores for the SAT. It gives very simple definitions and a few synonyms. Also it comes with a nice box XD.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on July 29, 2011
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These cards are fun, easy to use cards with the Princeton Review Vocabulary I have found in numerous SAT preparation books. The flip-open box features a nice way to keep track of how many cards you learned. 30 empty cards can be used fill in words not in the set. I already knew about 60-70% of the words, but it was expected as the words are from the Princeton Review books, which were fairly easy. Overall, a nice way to refresh up on vocabulary before the SATs.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 21, 2014
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I'm an international student and my vocabulary isn't wasn't that extensive and I can definitely say that these little cards helped me get the score I wanted. The coding system, layout and size of these cards made it very easy for me to study them wherever I wanted and with great ease. As a non-native speaker, I was aiming for about 650 but I scored a 710 and it was thanks to these cards. I am not saying this will prepare you for EVERY word you will see on the SATs however, it has the basic vocabulary and the most frequently seen SAT words.They helped me load up on the essential words with easy to remember definitions. It also comes with 50 blank cards that allowed me to take notes and write down mnemonics. The only downside to this is that it doesn't have a pronunciation guide like the most flash cards but pronunciation is irrelevant to the SATs. So all in all, I highly recommend this product to anyone taking the SATs.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 17, 2011
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this box has a great way to help kids learn and up their SAT scores. 20 per week is a great start. nice box, great coding.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 10, 2011
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I like the cards because these words do appear often in the SAT. I was disappointed that more than half of the words were fairly easy or common words most people should know if they are taking steps to improve their vocabulary for the test. Often times, students who get this big packages with hundreds of words to learn care enough about the SAT or are trying to go leaps and bounds and need to know more tougher words for that great score. This products doesn't have too many of those tough words but it is better than any other SAT flash card box out there.
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