Having trouble finding a creative way to study for standardized test vocabulary? There’s an app for that. When people ask me why I chose to write Cook Your Way Through The S.A.T., I often say that I have a short attention span for sitting in a quiet room memorizing vocabulary words and definitions. If you can accomplish a task and have fun while doing it, why not?
I’m back at Choate, the PSATs are looming, and I don’t have access to a kitchen. On my quest to find other fun studying methods, I came across some great applications for the iPad, all of which involve games and challenges to encourage vocabulary memorization. So far, after having only played some of the games a few times, I have already memorized about 30 words. Not bad!
The apps are also equipped with personal progress trackers that let you know how well you know a word and where there is room for improvement. My favorite SAT vocab app is from MindSnacks because of the challenge it provides and the number of words I have already learned while using it.
The next time I have some free time, I’d like to make an app for Cook Your Way Through The S.A.T. That’s probably not going to happen anytime soon :-).
What are your favorite ways to learn vocabulary?
- arduous = strenuous
- pernicious = deadly, harmful
- stoic = unemotional