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Using roots & prefixes to learn words fast for GRE & SAT

Learn More and Score More in Less Time: A fast, easy way to learn thousands of new SAT & GRE words.
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Created by Brian Vieira
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This course will show you vocabulary acquisition techniques that will help you to learn 1000's of words quickly and effectively for the GRE and SAT. You will learn how to use the most important roots and prefixes. You will also learn an amazing way to use words you already know to learn word parts and to use those parts to decode words which you need to know. This is an introductory course to the 50 video word parts for word smarts course already on Udemy. I hope that this will be of great help to you.

Who is the target audience?
  • Students preparing for the SAT or GRE who need to build their vocabulary skills in rapid effective ways.
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What Will I Learn?
Use roots, prefixes, and base words to acquire a rich vocabulary for success on all standardized tests
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  • index cards to record important words and word parts
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 9 Lectures Collapse All 9 Lectures 01:34:39
How to use words you already know to learn words you need to know
3 Lectures 23:28

Welcome to this course. This is a brief overview of what you will be learning.

Preview 02:34

This video will show you how simple words like "attract" can help you to decode more complex words like "intractable.'

Preview 09:35

Egregious is a difficult word. But when you break it into its parts, it becomes easy to understand. More importantly, the root and prefix parts of this word will help you to decode many other words.

How to use word parts to decode complex words like "egregious."
Learn the most important prefixes
6 Lectures 18:12

In this section, we will focus on the prefixes that account for nearly 57% of all words with prefixes in the English language. Please complete the downloadable worksheet before you begin.

How to learn and use the most important prefixes to become word-smart

This video will introduce you to powerful vocabulary acquisition techniques.

How to use two very powerful prefixes to learn hundreds of words

This prefix will help you to decode words such as aberration.

Learn how to use the prefix Ab to unlock the meanings of complex words

Review and learn more words with the prefix Ab

How to decode words like Aberration

This ebook contains all of the word parts that you would need to decode thousands of words. It also contains a glossary of derivative words. It's a great resource.

The Big Book of Roots
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President of ScholarSkills Learning Center & English teacher

I am currently the President of ScholarSkills Learning Center in N.Y and the Principal of ScholarSkills Academy in Brooklyn New York. This is a state registered private school. I hold state certification to teach high school in New York State. I have been an educator for nearly twenty years. I currently teach and tutor students to prepare for them for the SAT, GRE, ELA and every other standardized test which requires verbal reasoning and critical reading. I am a graduate of Emory University, with a Masters Degree from Brooklyn College.

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