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Vocabulary

Fiske WordPower

ISBN: 9781402206535

By: Edward B FiskeJane MallisonMargery Mandell

Published: June 2006

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The Exclusive System to Learn - Not Just Memorize-Essential Words

A powerful vocabulary opens a world of opportunity. Building your word power will help you write more effectively, communicate clearly, score higher on standardized tests like the SAT, ACT, or GRE, and be more confident and persuasive in everything you do.

But in order to truly increase your vocabulary, you need a system that works. With most guides, you end up only memorizing the new words for a short time, often not even long enough to use them in tests. Fiske WordPower is different.

Using the exclusive Fiske system, you will not just memorize words, but truly learn their meanings and how to use them correctly. This knowledge will stay with you longer and be easier to recall-and it doesn't take any longer than less-effective memorization.

How does it work? This book uses a simple three-part system:
1. Patterns: Words aren't arranged randomly or alphabetically, but in similar groups that make words easier to remember over time.
2. Deeper Meanings, More Examples: Full explanations-not just brief definitions-of what the words mean, plus multiple examples of the words in sentences.
3. Quick Quizzes: Frequent short quizzes help you test how much you've learned, while helping your brain internalize their meanings.

Fiske WordPower is the most effective system for building a vocabulary that gets you clear and successful results.

About the Author

Edward B Fiske

Edward B. Fiske served for 17 years as Education Editor of the New York Times, during which time he realized that college-bound students and their families needed better information on which to base their educational choices. He wrote the bestselling annual, The Fiske Guide to Colleges, to help them.

Jane Mallison

Jane Mallison has taught for more than twenty years and has served on the College Board SAT Committee.

Margery Mandell

Margery Mandell has an MA in English from Columbia and is the coauthor of Million Dollar Words.

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Format: Paperback

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Length: 9 in
Width: 6 in
Weight: 16.00 oz
Page Count: 384 pages

Excerpt

Have you ever learned a new word and then immediately seen or heard it again? Let’s say you just learned exotic (“out of the ordinary”) and within a week you see an ad for “exotic tropical fru

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