Visualize Your Vocabulary

Turn Any SAT/ACT Word Into a Picture and Remember It Forever

Author: Shayne Gardner

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981332106

Category:

Page: 266

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This is volume three of a soon to be five-volume series that will establish the definitive "How To" in permanently memorizing SAT and ACT words or any other words. The method in this book makes it fun, easy, fast, and painless to tame tough SAT and ACT vocabulary. Studies show that most of us are visual learners, so the trick to remember an abstract concept is to turn it into a picture. That can take time and effort. This book does all of the work for you. It is the academic equivalent of steroids for an athlete. Read it and gain a remarkable edge over other students. Read it and dramatically raise your verbal SAT or ACT score. Read it and develop a powerful vocabulary which is the most accurate indicator of potential academic success. Read it and the mild-mannered, offbeat, superhero Werdnerd will take you on a tour through 250 zany illustrations that will magically stick in your memory like glue. You see it. You get it. It's that simple.
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Picture These SAT Words!

All The Vocabulary You Need to Succeed on the SAT

Author: Philip Geer,Susan Geer

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series

ISBN: 9781438010779

Category: Study Aids

Page: 384

View: 5158

Get your highest score on the SAT Reading and Writing and Language Tests with help from this collection of humorous cartoons that focus on words and their meanings. Learn all the words you must know and ace the test! You'll find: 300 cartoons with visual puns that serve as memory aids related to each word's meaning Cartoons that come with a target word, its definition and pronunciation, and sample sentences that show how the word is used Sentence completion exercises following every set of 12 cartoons to reinforce retention New to this edition is a section called Meet the Stars!, a bonus unit that teaches the most frequently occurring words on recent SAT tests "This workbook would be a good choice especially for students who are visual learners and for high school libraries." —Christine Sanderson, VOYA
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Vocabulary Cartoons, SAT Word Power

Learn Hundreds of SAT Words with Easy Memory Techniques

Author: Bryan Burchers,Sam Burchers Jr.,Sam Burchers III

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1939389100

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

View: 7662

"My students made six times more As...why hasn't anyone thought of this before?" - Melissa Skinner, High School English Teacher No longer do students have to try to memorize long boring vocabulary lists by using archaic rote memory techniques. Vocabulary Cartoons makes learning vocabulary fun and easy by using brain-friendly memory aids in the form of visual and rhyming mnemonics. A mnemonic is a device used to improve memory. It helps you remember something by associating it with something you already know. Mnemonic devices have been used in many forms including keywords, acronyms, rhymes, poems, songs and visual aids. For example, you may remember this mnemonic from grade school, "Columbus sailed the ocean blue in fourteen hundred ninety-two." This helps you remember when Chistopher Columbus discovered America. Vocabulary Cartoons incorporates a visual and rhyming mnemonic for every vocabulary word. Students learned 72% more words with 90% retention in actual school tests. This book is a must for visual learners, ADD, ESE and all college bound students. Excellent teaching resource for improving standardized test scores like the common core, SAT, and ACT. All 290 words found in this book are taken from SAT and ACT word lists and after every ten words there is a matching and fill-in-the-blank review quiz. Recommended for 7th - 12th grade students.
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Vocabulary Cartoons

Building an Educated Vocabulary With Visual Mnemonics

Author: Max Burchers,Bryan Burchers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780965242271

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 250

View: 8843

Collects cartoons and rhyming phrases designed to improve vocabulary.
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Vocabulary Pictured+

SAT & GRE Words

Author: Sudhir Shirwadkar

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781493634859

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 180

View: 9542

If you are preparing for the SAT/GRE or any other such competitive exam, or you are simply just interested in improving your vocabulary, then this book is for you. This book takes some of the hardest words that appear in competitive exams like the SAT and GRE, and for each word provides a definition using plain and simple language provides a picture that explains this definition and a way to remember the word and its definition explains the usage of the word using some sample sentences lists some synonyms, antonyms, related/additional words associated with this word.
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Vocabulary Cartoons

Kids Learn a Word a Minute and Never Forget It.

Author: Bryan Burchers,Sam Burchers Jr.,Sam Burchers III

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1939389097

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 3387

No longer do students have to try to memorize long boring vocabulary lists by using archaic rote memory techniques. Vocabulary Cartoons makes learning vocabulary fun and easy by using brain-friendly memory aids in the form of visual and rhyming mnemonics. A mnemonic is a device used to improve memory. It helps you remember something by associating it with something you already know. Mnemonic devices have been used in many forms including keywords, acronyms, rhymes, poems, songs and visual aids. For example, you may remember this mnemonic from grade school, "Columbus sailed the ocean blue in fourteen hundred ninety-two." This helps you remember when Chistopher Columbus discovered America. Vocabulary Cartoons incorporates a visual and rhyming mnemonic for every vocabulary word. Students learned 72% more words with 90% retention in actual school tests. This book is a must for visual learners, ADD, ESE and all grammar school students. Excellent teaching resource for improving standardized test scores like the common core. This book contains 210 words with 21 matching and fill-in-the-blank review quizzes. Recommended for 3rd - 6th grade students.
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Vocabulary Cartoons II

SAT Word Power : Learn Hundreds of SAT Words Fast with Easy Memory Techniques

Author: Sam Burchers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780965242240

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 347

View: 6215

Collects cartoons and rhyming phrases designed to improve vocabulary.
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The Interpretation of Cultures

Author: Clifford Geertz

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465093566

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 826

In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.
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A Sound of Thunder

Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781320914734

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Page: N.A

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Vocabulary Cartoon of the Day

180 Reproducible Cartoons That Help Kids Build a Robust and Prodigious Vocabulary

Author: Marc Tyler Nobleman

Publisher: Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780439517690

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 5643

Use vocabulary cartoons to boost students' reading, writing, and test-taking skills.
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The Book Thief

Author: Markus Zusak

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781486205523

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Page: N.A

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The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald,Matthew Joseph Bruccoli

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684842505

Category: Fiction

Page: 797

View: 7356

F. Scott Fitzgerald is best known for his novels such as THE GREAT GATSBY, but during his all-too-brief literary life, he sold some 160 short stories to popular magazines. Here, noted scholar and biographer Matthew Bruccoli assembles in one volume the full scope of the best of Fitzgerald's short fiction. These 43 sparkling masterpieces are offered in a handsome Scribner Classics edition, perfect for the home library.
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Words That Work

It's Not What You Say, It's What People Hear

Author: Frank Luntz

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1401385745

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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The nation's premier communications expert shares his wisdom on how the words we choose can change the course of business, of politics, and of life in this country In Words That Work, Luntz offers a behind-the-scenes look at how the tactical use of words and phrases affects what we buy, who we vote for, and even what we believe in. With chapters like "The Ten Rules of Successful Communication" and "The 21 Words and Phrases for the 21st Century," he examines how choosing the right words is essential. Nobody is in a better position to explain than Frank Luntz: He has used his knowledge of words to help more than two dozen Fortune 500 companies grow. Hell tell us why Rupert Murdoch's six-billion-dollar decision to buy DirectTV was smart because satellite was more cutting edge than "digital cable," and why pharmaceutical companies transitioned their message from "treatment" to "prevention" and "wellness." If you ever wanted to learn how to talk your way out of a traffic ticket or talk your way into a raise, this book's for you.
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Real Frank Zappa Book

Author: Frank Zappa,Peter Occhiogrosso

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671705725

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 4627

Recounts the life and career of the inventive and controversial rock musician, and includes information on his philosophies on art, his opinions on the music industry, and his thoughts on raising children.
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An Imaginary Tale

The Story of √-1

Author: Paul J. Nahin

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400833894

Category: Mathematics

Page: 296

View: 4767

Today complex numbers have such widespread practical use--from electrical engineering to aeronautics--that few people would expect the story behind their derivation to be filled with adventure and enigma. In An Imaginary Tale, Paul Nahin tells the 2000-year-old history of one of mathematics' most elusive numbers, the square root of minus one, also known as i. He recreates the baffling mathematical problems that conjured it up, and the colorful characters who tried to solve them. In 1878, when two brothers stole a mathematical papyrus from the ancient Egyptian burial site in the Valley of Kings, they led scholars to the earliest known occurrence of the square root of a negative number. The papyrus offered a specific numerical example of how to calculate the volume of a truncated square pyramid, which implied the need for i. In the first century, the mathematician-engineer Heron of Alexandria encountered I in a separate project, but fudged the arithmetic; medieval mathematicians stumbled upon the concept while grappling with the meaning of negative numbers, but dismissed their square roots as nonsense. By the time of Descartes, a theoretical use for these elusive square roots--now called "imaginary numbers"--was suspected, but efforts to solve them led to intense, bitter debates. The notorious i finally won acceptance and was put to use in complex analysis and theoretical physics in Napoleonic times. Addressing readers with both a general and scholarly interest in mathematics, Nahin weaves into this narrative entertaining historical facts and mathematical discussions, including the application of complex numbers and functions to important problems, such as Kepler's laws of planetary motion and ac electrical circuits. This book can be read as an engaging history, almost a biography, of one of the most evasive and pervasive "numbers" in all of mathematics. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.
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Direct Hits Toughest Vocabulary of the SAT

Volume 2 2011 Edition

Author: Larry Krieger

Publisher: Direct Hits Publishing

ISBN: 0981818463

Category: English language

Page: 182

View: 3545

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 CollegeConfidential.com 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.
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The Art of Game Design

A Book of Lenses, Second Edition

Author: Jesse Schell

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498759564

Category: Computers

Page: 600

View: 6558

Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This Second Edition of a Game Developer Front Line Award winner: Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design Demonstrates how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in top-quality video games Contains valuable insight from Jesse Schell, the former chair of the International Game Developers Association and award-winning designer of Disney online games The Art of Game Design, Second Edition gives readers useful perspectives on how to make better game designs faster. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again.
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Words Without Pictures

Author: Charlotte Cotton,Alex Klein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781597111423

Category: Photography

Page: 501

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Words Without Pictures was originally conceived of by curator Charlotte Cotton as a means of creating spaces for thoughtful and urgent discourse around current issues in photography. Every month for a year, beginning in November 2007, an artist, educator, critic, art historian, or curator was invited to contribute a short, un-illustrated, and opinionated essay about an aspect of photography that, in his or her view, was either emerging or in the process of being rephrased. Each piece was available on the Words Without Pictures website for one month and was accompanied by a discussion forum focused on its specific topic. Over the course of its month-long life, each essay received both invited and unsolicited responses from a wide range of interested partiesstudents, photographers active in the commercial sector, bloggers, critics, historians, artists of all kinds, educators, publishers, and photography enthusiasts alikeall coming together to consider the issues at hand. All of these essays, responses, and other provocations are gathered together in a volume designed by David Reinfurt of Dexter Sinister. Previously issued as a print-on-demand title, Aperture is pleased to present Words Without Pictures to the trade for this first time as part of the Aperture Ideas series.
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Refactoring

Improving the Design of Existing Code

Author: Martin Fowler,Kent Beck,John Brant,William Opdyke,Don Roberts

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 013306526X

Category: Computers

Page: 455

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As the application of object technology--particularly the Java programming language--has become commonplace, a new problem has emerged to confront the software development community. Significant numbers of poorly designed programs have been created by less-experienced developers, resulting in applications that are inefficient and hard to maintain and extend. Increasingly, software system professionals are discovering just how difficult it is to work with these inherited, "non-optimal" applications. For several years, expert-level object programmers have employed a growing collection of techniques to improve the structural integrity and performance of such existing software programs. Referred to as "refactoring," these practices have remained in the domain of experts because no attempt has been made to transcribe the lore into a form that all developers could use. . .until now. In Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code, renowned object technology mentor Martin Fowler breaks new ground, demystifying these master practices and demonstrating how software practitioners can realize the significant benefits of this new process. With proper training a skilled system designer can take a bad design and rework it into well-designed, robust code. In this book, Martin Fowler shows you where opportunities for refactoring typically can be found, and how to go about reworking a bad design into a good one. Each refactoring step is simple--seemingly too simple to be worth doing. Refactoring may involve moving a field from one class to another, or pulling some code out of a method to turn it into its own method, or even pushing some code up or down a hierarchy. While these individual steps may seem elementary, the cumulative effect of such small changes can radically improve the design. Refactoring is a proven way to prevent software decay. In addition to discussing the various techniques of refactoring, the author provides a detailed catalog of more than seventy proven refactorings with helpful pointers that teach you when to apply them; step-by-step instructions for applying each refactoring; and an example illustrating how the refactoring works. The illustrative examples are written in Java, but the ideas are applicable to any object-oriented programming language.
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Vocabulary Cartoons

SAT Word Power : Learn Hundreds of SAT Words Fast with Easy Memory Techniques

Author: Sam Burchers,Bryan Burchers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780965242233

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 347

View: 9721

Collects cartoons and rhyming phrases designed to improve vocabulary.
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