It is important to take a step back and reflect once in a while. Enjoy this quote and see if you can find a way to relate it to your life. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” -Confucius Confucius was a philosopher, teacher, politician, and editor from China. He valued the importance of studying, developing ideas which grew into a philosophy known as Confucianism and later Neo-Confucianism. His hopes were to get people to morally reflect on whether certain ideas were right or… Continue Reading
Practice tongue twisters to help develop perfect speech habits. Rapid, repeated pronunciation is proven to strengthen presentation skills and may help you get through a difficult speech or interview when your tongue gets tied up on its own. Check out this popular tongue twister: Betty bought a bit of butter, But the butter Betty bought was bitter. So Betty bought a better butter, And it was better than the butter Betty bought before.
So you’ve been studying your vocabulary list for the last few weeks, and you have a pretty good hang of it. You know the definitions, and you feel pretty comfortable about understanding the words in context, but what about the other hundreds of thousands of words in the English language? One thing that you can do to prepare yourself for a run-in with the more remote words is learn to dissect words and figure out their meanings based on the roots. By dividing words into familiar parts, you can learn how to decode even the… Continue Reading
Vocabulary can be the most annoying part of life, including the SAT. We all remember the frustration of not knowing any of the answer choices in SAT sentence completion. Sadly this humiliation does not end with the SAT; some of us continue to struggle as we read material with difficult words. One must not be pusillanimous when it comes to approaching vocab words; in fact one should reach the prodigious ability to engage in lexicon snobbery on a daily basis. The best way to attain this level of skill is to peruse resources such as… Continue Reading
If you’re not familiar with Quizlet you should be; it’s an awesome online community for creating and sharing flashcards … and a great way to memorize vocabulary. “Ugh,” you say? You’d rather study alone than join some community of geeks? The choice is yours. But as an incentive, you’ll find all of Excel’s SAT vocabulary list there, broken into sets of 40 words each. You can study them using games like Scatter and Space Race, or download them to your iPhone, Blackberry, Palm, or Android (nobody carries a Palm anymore). Now are you interested? It… Continue Reading