Vocabulary is the key to success on the Verbal Reasoning and Critical Reading sections of every standardized test. If you are taking the SAT, GRE, ISEE, SHSAT, ELA or any other standardized test, you need to have a rich and varied vocabulary. You need to learn many words--and chances are that you need to learn those words quickly in an easy, effective manner that doesn't overload your already “too busy" schedule. You need to learn more to score more in less time. Word Parts for Word Smarts is a simple way to learn thousands of complex words--fast!
Experts would agree (and the evidence is incontrovertible) that the fastest--and most effective--way to acquire a powerful vocabulary is by learning and applying word parts such as roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Word parts are the building blocks of words, and because English was built primarily on Latin and Greek foundations, hundreds of thousands of words in our language were constructed with Latin and Greek word parts. What's shocking (and really good news for us all) is that most of the Latin and Greek derivatives come from just a few word parts. For example, five prefixes (Im, In, Dis, Re, Un) constitute nearly 57% of all English words with a prefix. It means, also, that the same Latin and Greek elements were used to create thousands of different words.
This course is meant for students who need to improve their grades in school and their scores on standardized tests like the SAT, SHSAT, GRE, ISEE, and ELA. This course can also be used by educators at home or in school to strengthen their students' knowledge of vocabulary and their reading comprehension abilities.
This course is NOT meant for students who want to learn vocabulary without putting in the required effort. Though our system makes vocabulary acquisition easier and more effective, it still requires time and effort from those who want to truly cultivate a richer vocabulary.
Students should have index cards, and a vocabulary notebook ready to take notes.
There are 25 self paced videos in this course.
Each of them introduces a prefix and a key word that will help you to decode thousands of more complex words when the course is completed.
Language of instruction: English