January 31, 2008
Posted by Sam Jackson
Looking to study for the SAT or just expand your vocabulary generally? Do you like words, and find them fun? Turn your back on those who might call you strange and keep reading...
- Read a book online! You can get loads for free on Google Books (a lot? who knows!) or the Gutenberg project (over 20,000 free books). Or you can of course order one online from Amazon. Sorry, I know, books are a gimme, but people don't read enough these days so I wanted to put it on the list.
- Play Scrabulous! on Facebook or off it. Scrabble, even more addictive and accessible than ever. Always a great way to learn words. Look up what you don't know, all while you try to make new words! If you aren't familiar with the Facebook application which lets you play against your friends, check it out now. There goes your productivity. Sorry.
- Play FreeRice. You guess words' meanings and every correct answer donates rice to the United Nations towards ending world hunger. Feel good about learning new words... really really good!
- Eric Barnes of ePrep sent me a link to their new WordSmith vocabulary game, which inspired me to make this post about a couple ways you can learn new SAT words. Key feature here is a ladderboard which adds a nice competitive element, so also worth checking out.