Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Vocabulary Puzzles : The Fun Way to Ace Standardized Tests

by Rich Norris, John Molloy

ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780544188679
ISBN-10: 0544188675
Pages: 312
Publication Date: 08/13/2007
Carton Quantity: 9999

If you approach tests with trepidation because you are concerned about your proficiency with abstruse words, this book will help you master vocabulary words with celerity, brandish them impressively, and achieve a quantum increase in your score.

Vocabulary Puzzles helps you learn more than 300 key vocabulary words to help you score higher on the SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, or other standardized tests. It incorporates a variety of vocabulary-acquisition tools, including crossword puzzles, matching-column exercises, and sample sentence fill-ins. There are even flashcards for all the words so you can review them anytime, anywhere. Based on proven strategies that facilitate learning, this book goes beyond rote memorization for test-taking to help you build a more sophisticated, permanent, and useful vocabulary that will enable you to do well in college, in business, and in life. The goal is to help you own words so you can use them comfortably and confidently.

Vocabulary Puzzles includes:


15 crossword puzzles with solutions


Sample sentence exercises for practice using the words in context


Matching-column exercises to help you test yourself and solidify your understanding


Flashcards and a guide to using them effectively for review



Rich Norris

RICH NORRIS is the crossword editor of the Los Angeles Times and the author or editor of many books, including several volumes of Los Angeles Times crossword puzzles. Read More

John Molloy

JOHN T. MOLLOY conducts research and training seminars for many major corporations. In his earlier career as an educator, he taught high school students, both in conventional classes and SAT preparation courses. Read More

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