FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Are rigorous SAT words still important to learn for the SAT?
In April, the College Board announced that it was making a thorough overhaul to the SAT. The verbal portion’s changes include a shift to using such materials as literary passages, scientific articles and documents from history to assess comprehension ability. While the older version of the test asked students to insert answers to vocabulary questions that showed an ability to memorize, the newer version requires that students understand the way a particular word is being used, as well as the effect that word has on the passage.
This shift means that vocabulary instruction must change as well. It is not enough to use rote memorization to ingest meanings of words and be able to reproduce them. Simple recitation of information is not enough in modern society. Instead, the ability to apply meanings, which engages higher levels of thinking, is what is required, and the new emphasis on the SAT pushes students in that direction.
How can I get these SAT words sent to my email daily?
Receiving the daily SAT word via email is simple! All you have to do is click the bold, red SUBSCRIBE button to your right.  If you have an IFTTT account, the setup is extremely similar to receiving the SAT words through text message (Article Here). All you have to do is log in to your IFTTT account and then make a recipe that sends the SAT Words Daily feed to your email.
What is the source for the SAT words and definitions?
In order to find new SAT words and definitions, we usually use multiple sources including http://www.majortests.com/sat/wordlist.phphttp://www.freevocabulary.com/, and Essential SAT Vocabulary Flashcards. After we have found an SAT word, we compare the definition with the definition provided at http://www.merriam-webster.com/. The final definition is always a compilation of multiple definitions.

 

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