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Direct Hits Core Vocabulary of the SAT: Volume 1 2011 Edition

4.6 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 182 pages
  • Publisher: Direct Hits Publishing (August 16, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0981818455
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981818450
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,091,155 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I don't think I need to write a whole page to tell you that this book is brilliant. This book helped me jump from a 500 on the critical reading to a 740! If you think your vocabulary isn't good or getting bad scores on the critical reading and want to learn new words but are lazy or daunted from memorizing of boring, and big lists you should definitely get this. Why? Because this book is nothing like an ordinary vocabulary book, first it doesn't have the ordinary boring definitions of words instead it uses Avatar, Tiger Woods, Justin Bieber to help you remember the words. Second it has only 400 words (200 in each book). Why is this good? Because instead of giving you 3500 words to memorize of which only a couple appear on the real test it gives you the most used 400 words of which 19 appeared on the real test!

Enough said, this book is the best, buy it of you want to ace the test!!!
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Tired of long lists of SAT vocabulary that NEVER appear on the SAT Reading section? Forget 3500-word lists. Look no further than Direct Hits.

Direct Hits has words that are proven to have the best rate of appearing on the SAT. I learned all of the words in a month and I now have a broad range of vocabulary. Not to mention, I've see these words on the SAT. It makes me happy to see these words appear as answer choices. If you study all of the words in the book and have a general idea of what they mean, process of elimination is your next best friend.

Again, Direct Hits is a miracle for all high school students taking the SAT, or for people who want to build their vocabulary.

Direct Hits should be your MAIN source of SAT vocabulary. The rest of those lists are supplements.
Thanks so much guys of Direct Hits!
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This is a great book to buy when you're learning SAT vocabs. However, it should not be your only source for vocab study, you should seeks out other SAT vocab list too. Also, if you're thinking about buying "DH toughest vocab" NOT highly recommended. Sure vocab is important but there's no guarantee that ALL of DH vocab will be on the SAT (dont be fool by their website statistics) It's better if you can focus on 1 area either reading, writing, or math and get an extreme high score on it. GOOD LUCK!
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Direct Hits isn't like other SAT vocabulary books.
Not only are all of the words great preparation for the exam, the definitions and explanations are thorough and often make references to movies and celebrities of 2011.
For example, for the word "maudlin" (excessively sentimental) they referenced Harry Potter's Moaning Myrtle, who cries all the time.

These references were extremely helpful to me in learning the words. If you want to learn really important SAT vocabulary and not be bored to death, I would highly recommend this book.
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I privately tutor the upper and lower level SSAT, standarized tests required for middle and high school. This is the one of the main book I use and recommend to teach vocabulary on these tests. Direct Hits has many of the vocabulary words on these tests and will also help your child prepare for their upcoming PSAT and SAT tests. I highly recommend parents purchase Direct Hits in middle and high school to prepare their child for the SSAT!
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Don't let this book's thin profile fool you. Although both the Core and Toughest editions together have only around 400 words, the Direct Hits words are more valuable than the 3000+ word lists touted by other companies. Direct Hits is the standard for SAT Critical Reading. The authors actually analyze previous SAT tests and select the words that are repeated most frequently. If you want to score well on the SAT, Direct Hits is a must have. It makes for efficient study and covers the most important SAT words.
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By Kunal on November 27, 2010
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There is no other book as comprehensive and accurate as Direct Hits
I recently took the 2010 PSAT, and I got nearly every reading vocabulary question correct.
Direct Hits also teaches roots of words, which I found very helpful
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Easily the best SAT Vocabulary book I've ever seen, Direct Hits is both comprehensive and concise, a rare combination. I tried using the Vocab section from Princeton's Cracking the SAT, and it was OK, but Direct Hits is excellent. Krieger gives entire paragraphs for each word, so they are wonderfully easy to remember. I went through Chapter 1, which contains over 50 words (in the Table of Contents it says there are 50 words a chapter, but Kreiger adds a few synonyms per word and counts it as one) only once and remembered all of them except one or two.
Krieger's paragraphs are relating the words to pop culture (Harry Potter, Lady Gaga, etc. etc.) so it becomes increasingly easy to remember them. Actually I probably got only about 1/3 of the references, but the results were still fantastic.
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