Study Suggestions for SAT Vocabulary - dummies

Study Suggestions for SAT Vocabulary

By Suzee Vlk

Part of SAT Vocabulary For Dummies Cheat Sheet

After you’re introduced to new SAT vocabulary words, just how are you going to fix them permanently in your brain? Use the ideas in the following list to help:

  • Put roots, prefixes and suffixes on color-coded (positive, negative) flash cards and memorize them.

  • Associate words with friends and situations (“Somnolent — sleepy — Sam”; “Vivacious — energetic — Vicky”).

  • Identify similarities between difficult English words and easier words in another language (facilitate in English; facil in Spanish).

  • Enlist the help of family and friends to use these words around you as much as possible.

  • Keep a card file of groups of words (happy/sad; fun/boring); add new words as you encounter them in your studies.