direct hits core vocabulary of the sat 5th edition 2013 volume 1

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Direct Hits Toughest Vocabulary Of The Sat

Author : Larry Krieger
ISBN : 9780981818467
Genre : English language
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Product Description Volume 2 of the world-renowned Direct Hits SAT books builds upon the core vocabulary from Volume 1 to augment students' vocabularies and prepare them to solve the toughest SAT verbal questions. The books include the following features: - 200 words found on recent SATs - memorable examples from pop culture, historic events, and contemporary issues explain word meanings in context - 5 easy-to-tackle chapters - critical reading and sentence completion questions just like the real SAT - chapter quizzes with complete solution explanations - a Final Review and a Fast Review This is a powerful SAT study method developed through extensive research and testing in classrooms across the US that not only raises SAT scores, but increases verbal acumen for long-term success in college and beyond. But don't take our word for it, check out to see what students across the world are saying about the Direct Hits books.About The Author Larry Krieger is one of the foremost SAT experts in the country and the co-author of several US History, World History, and AP Art History textbooks. His renowned teaching methods and SAT prep courses are praised for both their inventive, engaging approaches and their results. Formerly an AP Art History teacher and social studies supervisor at New Jersey's SAT powerhouse Montgomery Township High School near Princeton, Krieger led the school to a number 1 ranking in the state and nation for a comprehensive public high school. In 2004, Montgomery students achieved a record national average score of 629 on the Critical Reading section of the SAT.

Direct Hits Core Vocabulary Of The Sat

Author : Direct Hits
ISBN : 1936551136
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Does developing a high-level vocabulary need to be a tedious, frustrating task? Direct Hits doesnt think so! Research has shown that a powerful and vibrant vocabulary has a high correlation with success in school, business, the professions, AND standardised tests, including the ACT, PSAT, SAT, SSAT, and AP exams. Direct Hits Core Vocabulary of the SAT offers a different approach. 'Direct Hits Core Vocabulary focuses on the words a student needs to know to achieve a Critical Reading score above a 500. This book includes the following features: Selective vocabulary found on recent SATs and PSATs used in context. No more memorising the definitions of long lists of seemingly random words in a vacuum; Relevant, vivid, and memorable examples from literature, historic events, contemporary issues, and pop culture; Six easy-to-tackle chapters covering core words, interesting people words, historical figure words, frequently used affixes, and tone words; A Fast Review for each chapter, with quick definitions; A Final Review with sentence completion questions just like real SATs and PSATs, including complete solution explanations Given the books ease of portability (not the size of a phone book), students are comfortable carrying this book with them to study another word or two when time permits.

The Penelopiad

Author : Margaret Atwood
ISBN : 9780307367303
Genre : Fiction
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The internationally acclaimed Myths series brings together some of the finest writers of our time to provide a contemporary take on some of our most enduring stories. Here, the timeless and universal tales that reflect and shape our lives–mirroring our fears and desires, helping us make sense of the world–are revisited, updated, and made new. Margaret Atwood’s Penelopiad is a sharp, brilliant and tender revision of a story at the heart of our culture: the myths about Penelope and Odysseus. In Homer’s familiar version, The Odyssey, Penelope is portrayed as the quintessential faithful wife. Left alone for twenty years when Odysseus goes to fight in the Trojan Wars, she manages to maintain the kingdom of Ithaca, bring up her wayward son and, in the face of scandalous rumours, keep over a hundred suitors at bay. When Odysseus finally comes home after enduring hardships, overcoming monsters and sleeping with goddesses, he kills Penelope’s suitors and–curiously–twelve of her maids. In Homer the hanging of the maids merits only a fleeting though poignant mention, but Atwood comments in her introduction that she has always been haunted by those deaths. The Penelopiad, she adds, begins with two questions: what led to the hanging of the maids, and what was Penelope really up to? In the book, these subjects are explored by Penelope herself–telling the story from Hades — the Greek afterworld - in wry, sometimes acid tones. But Penelope’s maids also figure as a singing and dancing chorus (and chorus line), commenting on the action in poems, songs, an anthropology lecture and even a videotaped trial. The Penelopiad does several dazzling things at once. First, it delves into a moment of casual brutality and reveals all that the act contains: a practice of sexual violence and gender prejudice our society has not outgrown. But it is also a daring interrogation of Homer’s poem, and its counter-narratives — which draw on mythic material not used by Homer - cleverly unbalance the original. This is the case throughout, from the unsettling questions that drive Penelope’s tale forward, to more comic doubts about some of The Odyssey’s most famous episodes. (“Odysseus had been in a fight with a giant one-eyed Cyclops, said some; no, it was only a one-eyed tavern keeper, said another, and the fight was over non-payment of the bill.”) In fact, The Penelopiad weaves and unweaves the texture of The Odyssey in several searching ways. The Odyssey was originally a set of songs, for example; the new version’s ballads and idylls complement and clash with the original. Thinking more about theme, the maids’ voices add a new and unsettling complex of emotions that is missing from Homer. The Penelopiad takes what was marginal and brings it to the centre, where one can see its full complexity. The same goes for its heroine. Penelope is an important figure in our literary culture, but we have seldom heard her speak for herself. Her sometimes scathing comments in The Penelopiad (about her cousin, Helen of Troy, for example) make us think of Penelope differently – and the way she talks about the twenty-first century, which she observes from Hades, makes us see ourselves anew too. Margaret Atwood is an astonishing storyteller, and The Penelopiad is, most of all, a haunting and deeply entertaining story. This book plumbs murder and memory, guilt and deceit, in a wise and passionate manner. At time hilarious and at times deeply thought-provoking, it is very much a Myth for our times. From the Hardcover edition.

Direct Hits Toughest Vocabulary Of The Sat 5th Edition

Author : Direct Hits
ISBN : 1936551144
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Want a superior vocabulary? Let Direct Hits help. Words are our tools for learning and communicating. A proficient and robust vocabulary is critical to success in school, business, the professions, AND standardised tests such as the PSAT and SAT. But even the most dedicated students dread memorizing long lists of seemingly random words. Like its companion book "Core Vocabulary", "Direct Hits Toughest Vocabulary" offers an approach that places the words in a context students can easily understand and remember. Direct Hits "Toughest Vocabulary" focuses on the level 4 and 5 words a student needs to score above a 650. The books feature the following: 215 of the SAT's most challenging that have appeared on the PSAT and SAT; Relevant, vivid, and memorable examples from popular movies, television, literature, music, historical events, and recent headlines; Five easy-to-tackle chapters covering literary terms and key words from science and the social sciences, words with multiple meanings and uses, and level 5 words which were the answers to the most challenging questions on recent SATs; A Fast Review with quick definitions; A Final Review with critical reading and sentence completion questions just like the real SAT Given the books ease of portability (not the size of a phone book), students are comfortable carrying this book with them to study another word or two when time permits.

40 Days Of Dating

Author : Jessica Walsh
ISBN : 9781613127155
Genre : Self-Help
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When New York–based graphic designers and long-time friends Timothy Goodman and Jessica Walsh found themselves single at the same time, they decided to try an experiment. The old adage says that it takes 40 days to change a habit—could the same be said for love? So they agreed to date each other for 40 days, record their experiences in questionnaires, photographs, videos, texts, and artworks, and post the material on a website they would create for this purpose. What began as a small experiment between two friends became an Internet sensation, drawing 5 million unique (and obsessed) visitors from around the globe to their site and their story since it was launched in July 2013. 40 Days of Dating: An Experiment is a beautifully designed, expanded look at the experiment and the results, including a great deal of material that never made it onto the site, such as who they were as friends and individuals before the 40 days and who they have become since. Note: 40 Days of Dating has a special binding that allows it to open very flat by attaching the endpapers to the inside covers.

101 Strategies To Make Academic Vocabulary Stick

Author : Marilee Sprenger
ISBN : 9781416623106
Genre : Education
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Veteran educator Marilee Sprenger explains how to teach the essential, high-frequency words that appear in academic contexts--and reverse the disadvantages of what she calls "word poverty." Drawing on research and experience, Sprenger provides a rich array of engaging strategies to help educators across all content areas and grade levels not only teach students a large quantity of words but also ensure that they know these words well. You'll find * An overview of how the brain learns and retains new words, including the three stages of building long-term memories: encoding, storage, and retrieval. * Encoding strategies to introduce words in novel ways and jump-start the memory process. * Rehearsal strategies to help students put words into long-term storage. * Review strategies to help students strengthen their retrieval skills and gain the automaticity needed for reading comprehension. * Ways to address planning and assessment as crucial, intersecting supports of a robust vocabulary program. This comprehensive resource has everything you need to help your students profoundly expand their vocabulary, enabling them to speak, read, and write with greater understanding and confidence.

Direct Hits Advance Vocabulary

Author : Direct Hits
ISBN : 1936551241
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Direct Hits Core Vocabulary Of The Sat 4th Edition

Author : Direct Hits
ISBN : 1936551055
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Presents 220 words and their definitions, illustrating their meanings through examples from movies, television, literature, music, and historical and current events.

Act Vocabulary

Author : Blythe N. Grossberg
ISBN : 153946296X
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This book acquaints readers with the "tier-two" vocabulary words that often appear in ACT questions. While some of these words seem familiar, test-takers need to understand their exact use on the ACT to answer the questions correctly. In addition, understanding these words in advance will help test-takers save time reading the questions, allowing them to devote more time to answering them. A concise and accurate understanding of these words will also enable test-takers to zero in on the correct answer choice and understand what the ACT questions are looking for.

Dr John Chung S Sat Math

Author : John Chung
ISBN : 1481959794
Genre : Mathematics
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With the completion of my last publication, the AP Calculus prep book, all of my math books, including SAT Math, SAT II Math Level1 and II, and AP Calculus AB.BC are now complete. While creating this series of math texts has brought great pleasure to my career, my only wish is that these books will help the many students who are preparing for college entrance. Since 1992, I have had the honor and the pleasure of working with numerous students and realized the need for prep books that can simply explain the fundamentals of mathematics. These books are built on many years of research and experience in each field. Most importantly, the questions in these books focus on building a solid understanding of basic mathematical concepts. Without understanding these solid foundations, it will be difficult to score well on these exams. These books emphasize that any difficult math question can completely be solved with a solid understanding of basic concepts. As the old proverb says, “Where there is a will, there is a way.” I still remember vividly one fifth-grader who was the last in his class who eventually ended up at Harvard University seven years later. I cannot stress enough how such perseverance of the endless quest to master mathematical concepts and problems will triumph. Persistent effort in finding answers to simple and complex mathematical questions is guaranteed to yield fruitful results. You may sometimes find that the explanations in these books might not be sufficient. In such a case, you can email me at [email protected] and I will do my best to provide a more detailed explanation. Additionally, as you work on these books, please notify me if you encounter any grammatical or typographical errors so that I can provide an update version. Per requests from students all over the world who have benefitted from my publications, I am currently working on a video of this series. You will be able to view my classes via internet in 2013. It is my great wish that all students who work on these books can reach their ultimate goals and enter the college of their dreams.

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