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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  • Lectures 9
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 6/2015 English

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

  • index cards to record important words and word parts

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Use roots, prefixes, and base words to acquire a rich vocabulary for success on all standardized tests

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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Section 1: How to use words you already know to learn words you need to know

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


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


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.

Section 2: Learn the most important prefixes

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.


This video will introduce you to powerful vocabulary acquisition techniques.


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

Review and learn more words with the prefix Ab
How to decode words like Aberration
53 pages

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.

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Instructor Biography

Brian Vieira, 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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