It’s been awhile since I have written about the importance of expanding your vocabulary for the SAT’s Critical Reading section, but I’m sure you remember it is extremely important you do this! I previously posted links to a number of SAT vocabulary building websites and apps, but now I’d like to share with you some fun books that are designed to enlarge your SAT vocabulary.
Cook Your Way Through The S.A.T. by Charis Freiman-Mendel with Jennie Ann Freiman
This book contains 99 relatively easy recipes, each of which is followed by a fact-filled paragraph containing 10 SAT-worthy words. You get to cook, eat, and learn; who wouldn’t like that?
Name That Movie! A Painless Vocabulary Builder Comedy & Action and Romantic Comedy & Drama editions by Brian Leaf
This vocabulary workbook helps build your vocabulary for standardized tests, including the SAT. You’ll be presented with a popular quote from a movie and asked to write down possible definitions for the bold typed words in each quote. You are able to check your answers from the provided solutions. A list of synonyms is provided, too. You get to watch movies and learn vocabulary; how fun!
Vocabulary Cartoons: SAT Word Power by Sam Burchers
This is a collection of rhyming word and visual mnemonic aids in the form of word associations and cartoons. Over 290 words are presented. You get to read cartoons and learn vocabulary; sign me up!
Picture These SAT Words by Philip Geer
This is another collection of visual mnemonic aids in the form of cartoons. An SAT-style Sentence Correction exercise follows each set of 12 words.
I strongly recommend you commit yourself to learning one new word a day to prepare for the Critical Reading section. Try to have some fun while you’re doing this, though. Expanding your vocabulary doesn’t have to be an arduous task!