Direct Hits Advanced Vocabulary: Vocabulary for the ACT, SAT, Advanced Placement Exams, GMAT, and more
Words are our tools for learning and communicating. A proficient and robust vocabulary is critical to success in school, business, the professions, AND standardized tests such as the AP Exams, ACT, SAT, and GMAT. Even the most dedicated students dread memorizing long lists of seemingly random words. Like its companion books, Direct Hits Essential Vocabulary and Direct Hits Core Vocabulary, Direct Hits Advanced Vocabulary offers an approach that places the words in a context students can easily understand and remember.
Direct Hits Advanced Vocabulary focuses on the sophisticated vocabulary expected of Advanced Placement high school students and college students. The books include the following features:
More than 200 of the most challenging words found on standardized tests, not a phonebook-size list of words that are rarely, if ever, used in essays or on tests
Relevant, vivid, and memorable examples from popular movies, television, literature, music, historical events, and recent headlines
A Fast Review with quick definitions
A Final Review with critical reading and sentence completion questions similar to those found on standardized tests
The book is organized as follows:
Chapters One and Two present literary terms and key words from science and the social sciences
Chapter Three examines words with multiple meanings and uses, which have appeared with greater regularity on recent tests
Chapters Four and Five contain 131 very challenging words found on the ACT, SAT, and GMAT
The book concludes with five critical reading and 30 sentence completion questions (and answers) to test mastery of the words presented.
Formatted as a 6" by 9" paperback book, teens are comfortable carrying the Direct Hits Toughest Vocabulary book with them to study another word or two when time permits. Building on the success of previous editions, the authors of Direct Hits Advanced Vocabulary consulted secondary school teachers, tutors, parents, and students from around the world to ensure that these words and illustrations are right on target for students. Together with the Direct Hits Essential Vocabulary and Direct Hits Core Vocabulary books, students will be prepared for success in high school, college, and beyond in a manner that is effective, worthwhile, and even fun!