Fiske Word Power The Exclusive System to Learn, Not Just Memorize, Essential Words

ISBN-10: 1402206534
ISBN-13: 9781402206535
Edition: 2006
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Description: 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,  More...

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List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

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.

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.

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

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Quiz
Study Plan
Consciousness
Short Words
Putting Together/Taking Apart
Down from Mount Olympus
Quick Quiz #1
Give and Take
The Menagerie
Talking About Talking
Quick Quiz #2
What's In? Who's Out?
Something's Coming
The Art of Losing
Quick Quiz #3
Usage Test #1
What's Cookin'?
Fortune's Fool
Stubborn as a Mule
Quick Quiz #4
Miss Manners
Be Bloody, Bold, and Resolute
Oddballs
Quick Quiz #5
Work Ethic
Words For the Ages
True Believers
Quick Quiz #6
Usage Test #2
Enemies, Adversaries, and Antagonists
Comrades, Cohorts, and Companions
Sounds Like, Smells Like
Quick Quiz #7
Them Thar's Fightin' Words
I'm Against That-Or Am I Next to It?
Splendor in the Grass
Quick Quiz #8
Farrago
I Beg of You
Me, Myself, and I
Quick Quiz #9
Usage Test #3
I Just Don't Understand You
What A Relief
Bad Guys
Quick Quiz #10
Not-Quite-Naughty Words
"The Stream I Go A-fishing In"
Confound It!
Quick Quiz #11
Earth, Air, Fire, Water
Lighten Up!
Don't Yell at Me!
Quick Quiz #12
Usage Test #4
Competence
Speech Therapy
How Deep Is the Ocean, How High Is the Sky?
Sycophants Galore
Quick Quiz #13
Down with Everybody
Oh What a Tangled Web
The Words of War
Quick Quiz #14
Bored and Lazy
See What I Mean?
In Sickness and Health
Quick Quiz #15
Usage Test #5
Mad as a Hatter
Play It Again, Sam
What a Mess!
Quick Quiz #16
Keep It Clean
How Divine!
Godliness Redux
Quick Quiz #17
Hodgepodge
Too Much
Not Enough
Quick Quiz #18
Usage Test #6
Send in the Clowns
Dionysian or Apollonian?
All in the Family
Quick Quiz #19
Yield...or Don't Yield
Bits and Pieces
Darkness, My Old Friend
Quick Quiz #20
Do It In Style
Scary Things
No End in Sight
Quick Quiz #21
Usage Test #7
Om
Oy
Chalk Talk
Quick Quiz #22
Over the Rainbow
How Sweet It Is
Sourpuss
Quick Quiz #23
The Wonderful World of "O"
The Play's the Thing
Not Fully Defined
Quick Quiz #24
Usage Test #8
Mastery
The Blues...and Other Unpleasant States of Mind
Get Happy
Eponyms
Quick Quiz #25
Gallimaufry
Bright Lights! Loud Music!
Crime and Punishment
Quick Quiz #26
Words, for a Change
High Finance
What's My Line?
Quick Quiz #27
Usage Test #9
The Body and Beyond
Off and On
Who's the Boss?
Quick Quiz #28
Man is a Political Animal
Quarantine Ward
Bottoms Up!
Quick Quiz #29
Home Furnishings
Country Yokel or City Slicker?
How Interesting
Quick Quiz #30
Usage Test #10
On the Road
Parlez-Vous Anglais?
Achtung!
Quick Quiz #31
Weighty Words
What's in a Name?
Am I Timid? Or Are You Intimidating?
Quick Quiz #32
Have Mercy!
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Potpourri
We're Out of Here
Quick Quiz #33
Usage Test #11
Final Exam
Postscript: More Practice
Answer Key
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