Summertime Vocabulary Fun!

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This summer study advice is ONLY for students planning on taking the current SAT, offered in October, November and December of 2015 and January of 2016.

Summertime Vocabulary Fun!

Parents ask me all the time, “What should my child be studying over the summer?” Well, the answer is simple: vocabulary! Summer is the perfect time to work on vocabulary. Practicing a little bit each day is what makes vocabulary memorization lasting. The long, lazy days of summer allow for this daily practice. All that is required is a shady spot and a little bit of concentration. There are two books that I highly recommend for summertime vocabulary fun: The Yo Momma Vocabulary Builder by Heimberg, Schultz and Harwood and Hot Words for the SAT by Linda Carnevale.

Who hasn’t heard a Yo Momma joke? As a mother, I am not sure how I feel about these jokes, but I know how my sons feel! Nothing gets them giggling like a Yo Momma joke. In every newsletter, we provide the word of the week. This week, we have used some of this past year’s words in Yo Momma sentences. If you enjoy these sentences and begin giggling like my sons, I know you will like The Yo Momma Vocabulary Builder! And, since we have already stooped to my sons’ level of humor, here is another way to memorize definitions: use Hot Words for the SAT to make flash cards, put the cards in a shoebox, and leave the shoebox behind the toilet. Why? The bathroom is another great place to study vocabulary!

So let’s find out if you have been memorizing your WilsonDailyPrep vocabulary. Remember, practice makes perfect!

Yo momma’s so SOPORIFIC, doctors use her for anesthesia!*
Yo momma’s so UBIQUITOUS, when she sits around the house, she sits AROUND the house! *
Yo momma’s so MAGNANIMOUS, she’d give me the hair off her back.
Yo momma’s so dumb, she drove with CELERITY right past the police station.
Yo momma’s so CEREBRAL, she has a platinum library card.

*From The Yo Momma Vocabulary Builder

Below are 10 more words we highlighted in newsletters this past school year. Your homework – find a quiet spot, create a Yo Momma joke using one of these words and email this joke to us at info@wilsonprep.com. We will print our favorites in the next newsletter. Have fun!

Exhort
Vernacular
Loquacious
Supercilious
Intrepid
Picayune
Pristine
Prudent
Conspicuous
Truculent

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