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Vocabulary Puzzles: The Fun Way to Ace Standardized Tests

ISBN: 978-0-470-13510-5
312 pages
September 2007
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If you approach tests with trepidation because you are concerned about your proficiency with abstruse words, this book will help you master vocabulary words with celerity, brandish them impressively, and achieve a quantum increase in your score.

Vocabulary Puzzles helps you learn more than 300 key vocabulary words to help you score higher on the SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, or other standardized tests. It incorporates a variety of vocabulary-acquisition tools, including crossword puzzles, matching-column exercises, and sample sentence fill-ins. There are even flashcards for all the words so you can review them anytime, anywhere. Based on proven strategies that facilitate learning, this book goes beyond rote memorization for test-taking to help you build a more sophisticated, permanent, and useful vocabulary that will enable you to do well in college, in business, and in life. The goal is to help you own words so you can use them comfortably and confidently.

Vocabulary Puzzles includes:
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15 crossword puzzles with solutions
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Sample sentence exercises for practice using the words in context
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Matching-column exercises to help you test yourself and solidify your understanding
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Flashcards and a guide to using them effectively for review
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Introduction.

You Must Read This Before Starting.

Part 1: Learning Definitions and Using Words in Context.

Puzzle 1.

Step 1: Crossword Puzzle.

Step 2: Matching Columns.

Step 3: Write Sentences.

Puzzle 2.

Step 1: Crossword Puzzle.

Step 2: Matching Columns.

Step 3: Write Sentences.

Puzzle 3.

Step 1: Crossword Puzzle.

Step 2: Matching Columns.

Step 3: Write Sentences.

Puzzle 4.

Step 1: Crossword Puzzle.

Step 2: Matching Columns.

Step 3: Write Sentences.

Puzzle 5.

Step 1: Crossword Puzzle.

Step 2: Matching Columns.

Step 3: Write Sentences.

Puzzle 6.

Step 1: Crossword Puzzle.

Step 2: Matching Columns.

Step 3: Write Sentences.

Puzzle 7.

Step 1: Crossword Puzzle.

Step 2: Matching Columns.

Step 3: Write Sentences.

Puzzle 8.

Step 1: Crossword Puzzle.

Step 2: Matching Columns.

Step 3: Write Sentences.

Puzzle 9.

Step 1: Crossword Puzzle.

Step 2: Matching Columns.

Step 3: Write Sentences.

Puzzle 10.

Step 1: Crossword Puzzle.

Step 2: Matching Columns.

Step 3: Write Sentences.

Puzzle 11.

Step 1: Crossword Puzzle.

Step 2: Matching Columns.

Step 3: Write Sentences.

Puzzle 12.

Step 1: Crossword Puzzle.

Step 2: Matching Columns.

Step 3: Write Sentences.

Puzzle 13.

Step 1: Crossword Puzzle.

Step 2: Matching Columns.

Step 3: Write Sentences.

Puzzle 14.

Step 1: Crossword Puzzle.

Step 2: Matching Columns.

Step 3: Write Sentences.

Puzzle 15.

Step 1: Crossword Puzzle.

Step 2: Matching Columns.

Step 3: Write Sentences.

Crossword Puzzle Solutions.

Puzzle 1.

Puzzle 2.

Puzzle 3.

Puzzle 4.

Puzzle 5.

Puzzle 6.

Puzzle 7.

Puzzle 8.

Puzzle 9.

Puzzle 10.

Puzzle 11.

Puzzle 12.

Puzzle 13.

Puzzle 14.

Puzzle 15.

Part 2: Overstudying.

Matching Columns Set 2.

Part 3: Vocabulary Flashcards.

After the Test.

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John T. Molloy conducts research and training seminars for many major corporations. In his earlier career as an educator, he taught high school students, both in conventional classes and SAT preparation courses. Vocabulary Puzzles reflects techniques he developed in his early teaching, then expanded and refined through extensive testing. Rich Norris is the crossword editor of the Los Angeles Times and the author or editor of many books, including several volumes of Los Angeles Times crossword puzzles.

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