The SAT verbal section puts a strong emphasis on the candidate’s vocabulary. Unless you are an avid reader and keep a dictionary with you at all possible times, there are high chances that your stock of words may not be enough for this exam.
So, how can you turn this problem into a part of your solution? The below mentioned tips can help.
1. Make flashcards
Flashcards will not only help you learn words quickly through the use of your written memory, but they’ll also give you a way to rapidly review, reorganize, and sort out hundreds and thousands of words at a stretch.
2. Contrary to the popular belief, focus on quantity rather than quality
Knowing fifty to hundred words is not nearly as powerful as a basic understanding of a few thousands.
Focus solely on learning the basic meaning of words if time is a factor and don’t worry about secondary meanings (if any).
3. Keep your dictionary close
You must stop letting words slip by.
The part of building up a strong vocabulary comes from the feeling of being accountable to the words encountered in your real life. Whether you find a word you don’t know on television, or in a novel, make it a habit of looking it up as soon as possible.
4. Keep your flash cards in easy to find places
If you want to successfully learn more than five hundred words a month, you would have to take advantage of all the tiny breaks you get in your day.
Keeping your flash cards close by can help a lot.
5. Start with suffixes and prefixes
Learning thousands of SAT words can be a daunting task, on the whole.
It’s, therefore, recommended to start with the very basics, the prefixes and the suffixes to ease things up. Barron’s SAT book may come in exceptionally handy for this purpose of yours.
A Compilation of 40 SAT Words To Remember
someone who offers opposition
great coolness and composure under strain
in fear or dread of possible evil or harm
send away from a place of residence, as for punishment
block off with barriers
frighten someone by pretending to be stronger than one is
move or swing back and forth
the size of something as given by the distance around it
any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients
obvious to the eye or mind
a tortuous and twisted shape or position
speak in response
shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
the remains of something that has been destroyed
a hostile challenge
skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands
the place designated as the end, as of a race or journey
decrease in size, extent, or range
lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
force to go away
listen without the speaker's knowledge
conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
a hot, smoldering fragment of wood left from a fire
come out into view, as from concealment
consume all of one's attention or time
a strong feeling of irritation
the feeling of sublime emotion
move hesitatingly, as if about to give way
Foreseeing; knowing in advance
a distinctive odor that is pleasant
secret and sly or sordid
characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion
vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment
the act of dwelling in or living permanently in a place
speed up the progress of; facilitate
All the best for SAT 2020!