GRE Vocab Capacity: 2017 Edition - Over 1300 Powerful Memory Tricks and Mnemonics

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Need a good way to remember that the word "prodigal" means "wasteful"? Just think of "prada gal" - a girl who spends all of her money on designer clothes. Welcome to GRE Vocab Capacity - a better way to learn GRE vocabulary!

Why This Book Is Different

There are tons of books, apps, and websites designed to help you learn GRE words. However, if you’ve tried typical vocabulary study methods, then they might not have worked very well for you.

The problem with most vocabulary products is that the sentences in the books are boring! Your brain might not naturally form connections to the meanings of words if they’re not presented to you in a memorable, creative way.

GRE Vocab Capacity is different. We’ve not only clearly defined the words but we’ve also created sentences designed to help you remember the words through a variety of unusual associations - using mnemonics.

Mnemonic Examples

A mnemonic is just a memory device. It works by creating a link in your brain to something else, so that recall of one thing helps recall of the other. This can be done in many ways – but the strongest links are through senses, emotions, rhymes, and patterns.

Consider this example:

Quash (verb): to completely stop from happening.

Think: squash.

The best way to quash an invasion of ants in your kitchen is simple: squash them.

Now your brain has a link from the word quash (which it may not have known) to the word squash (which it probably knows). Both words sound and look the same, so it’s easy to create a visual and aural link. If you picture someone squashing ants (and maybe get grossed out), you also have another visual link and an emotional link.

Here’s another example:

Eschew (verb): to avoid.

Think: ah-choo!

Eschew people who say "ah-choo!" unless you want to catch their colds.

The word eschew sounds similar to a sneeze (ah-choo!), so your brain will now link the two sounds. If you picture yourself avoiding someone who is about to sneeze in your face, even better! Again, the more connections you make in your brain to the new word, the easier it will be for you to recall it.

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Mr. McElroy (Harvard '02) and Mr. Kotchian (Boston College '97) are full-time test-prep tutors. Combined, they have been helping prepare students for the GRE for over 20 years.

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Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. 325 pages. Need a good way to remember that the word prodigal means wasteful Just think of PRADA GAL - a girl who spends all of her money on designer clothes. Brian McElroy (Harvard, 02) and Vince Kotchian (Boston College, 97), two of San Diegos most sought after test-prep tutors, provide a series of clever, unconventional, and funny memory devices aimed toward helping you to improve your vocabulary and remember words long-term so that you dont ever forget their meanings. Brian and Vince, combined, have been tutoring the GRE for over 20 years. They have analyzed all available official GRE tests to select the words that appear in this book. The vocabulary words in this book are best suited for students at a 9th-grade level or above. The words in this edition are specifically targeted toward the GRE exam, but they are also helpful for students who are preparing for other standardized tests such as the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, GMAT, LSAT or MCAT, or anyone at any age who simply wants to improve hisher knowledge of English vocabulary. Disclaimer: a few of our mnemonics might not be appropriate for kids some contain adult language or situations. Over 950 of the words in this book appear in our other mnemonics book, SAT Vocab Capacity. So if youre easily offended, the SAT version might be a better choice. Why This Book Is Different If youre studying for the GRE, SAT, or for any other standardized test that measures your vocabulary, you may be feeling a little bit anxious especially if youve taken a practice test and encountered words you didnt know (or maybe never even saw before)! Whether you have seven days or seven months to prepare for the test, youre going to want to boost your vocabulary. But its not that simple youve got to remember the words you learn. And on many GRE text completion and sentence equivalence questions, getting the right answer comes down to knowing the precise definition of the words. You could make vocabulary flashcards. You could look up words you dont know. You could read a book with lots of big words. But unless you give your brain a way to hold on to the words you learn, it will probably have a harder time remembering them when they appear on the test. Thats the problem with most vocabulary books: the definitions and sentences in the books arent especially memorable. Thats where this book is different. Weve not only clearly defined the words but weve also created sentences designed to help you remember the words through a variety of associations - using mnemonics. Mnemonic ExamplesA mnemonic is just a memory device. It works by creating a link in your brain to something else, so that recall of one thing helps recall of the other. This can be done in many ways but the strongest links are through senses, emotions, rhymes, and patterns. Consider this example: Quash (verb): to completely stop from happening. Think: SQUASH. The best way to QUASH an invasion of ants in your kitchen is simple: SQUASH them. Now your brain has a link from the word quash (which it may not have known) to the word squash (which it probably knows). Both words sound and look the same, so its easy to create a visual and aural link. If you picture someone squashing ants (and maybe get grossed out), you also have another visual link and an emotional link. Heres another example: Eschew (verb): to avoid. Think: AH-CHOO!ESCHEW people who say AH-CHOO! unless you want to catch their colds. The word eschew sounds similar to a sneeze (ah-choo!), so your brain will now link the two sounds. If you picture yourself avoiding someone who is about to sneeze in your face, even better! Again, the more connections you make in your brain to the new word, the easier it will be for you to recall it. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9781477650554

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Book Description Createspace, United States, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. 2017 version published on 9/27/16. Need a good way to remember that the word prodigal means wasteful ? Just think of prada gal - a girl who spends all of her money on designer clothes. Welcome to GRE Vocab Capacity - a better way to learn GRE vocabulary! Why This Book Is Different There are tons of books, apps, and websites designed to help you learn GRE words. However, if you ve tried typical vocabulary study methods, then they might not have worked very well for you. The problem with most vocabulary products is that the sentences in the books are boring! Your brain might not naturally form connections to the meanings of words if they re not presented to you in a memorable, creative way. GRE Vocab Capacity is different. We ve not only clearly defined the words but we ve also created sentences designed to help you remember the words through a variety of unusual associations - using mnemonics. Mnemonic Examples A mnemonic is just a memory device. It works by creating a link in your brain to something else, so that recall of one thing helps recall of the other. This can be done in many ways - but the strongest links are through senses, emotions, rhymes, and patterns. Consider this example: Quash (verb): to completely stop from happening. Think: squash. The best way to quash an invasion of ants in your kitchen is simple: squash them. Now your brain has a link from the word quash (which it may not have known) to the word squash (which it probably knows). Both words sound and look the same, so it s easy to create a visual and aural link. If you picture someone squashing ants (and maybe get grossed out), you also have another visual link and an emotional link. Here s another example: Eschew (verb): to avoid. Think: ah-choo! Eschew people who say ah-choo! unless you want to catch their colds. The word eschew sounds similar to a sneeze (ah-choo!), so your brain will now link the two sounds. If you picture yourself avoiding someone who is about to sneeze in your face, even better! Again, the more connections you make in your brain to the new word, the easier it will be for you to recall it. Seller Inventory # APC9781477650554

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