To the distress of many students, vocabulary is an integral part of the SAT reading component (both sentence completion and reading comprehension questions). Therefore, studying vocabulary must become an integral part of every SAT-taker’s life.
Now, I don’t know the ins and outs of my students’ lives. I don’t know when they have sports, when they have time to do homework, or how they balance their social engagements with academic responsibilities. But I do know this – each and every student uses the bathroom – more than once – each and every day. Therefore, I promote multi- tasking. Study vocabulary in the bathroom! The bathroom is a place without distraction, and also a great place to focus for a mere five to ten minutes.
Is it vulgar? Slightly. Is it effective? Absolutely.
All vocabulary words should be put on index cards, and thrown into a big shoebox. (Girls, a sneaker box, not a strappy-heel box!) This way, the index cards are loosely contained, and constantly mixed up. This shoebox belongs in the bathroom by the toilet! Or, students can put the vocabulary words on Quizlet. This is also a very effective way to study vocabulary and smart phones can easily be brought into the bathroom! Please e-mail us if you would like us to send you the link to Quizlet loaded with the WilsonDailyPrep vocabulary words. One of our fabulous students created this!