SAT Vocabulary Flashcards to Learn New Words

SAT Vocabulary Flashcards to Learn New Words

PickyKidPix just turned 13 years old and she’s quite the long-term planner. Because she intends to get a high score on the SAT test four years from now, she’s taken immediate steps to improve her vocabulary.

The first thing she did was sign up for Latin for 7th grade based on the assumption that Latin, with its roots and suffixes, will help her break down unfamiliar words.

She asked me how I scored a decent but in no way perfect score on my SAT 30+ years ago. I told her that I memorized a box of 1000 SAT vocabulary cards over one summer. It really worked for me; my SAT verbal score went up a whopping 600 points! One of my college roommates got similar results by memorizing the dictionary.

Rich Vocabulary Part 1: Learning more words

PickyKidPix asked for a deck of SAT vocabulary cards and I found her this one that has pictures for 200 commonly used SAT words.

Picture These SAT Words in a FlashWe started using this deck in the car on the way to soccer practice. PickyKidPix would pull out about 10 cards and we would make up a funny sentence using the word with her starring in it.

Rich Vocabulary Part 1: Learning More Words, SAT Vocabulary cards

Rich Vocabulary Part 1: Learning More Words, SAT Vocabulary cards

The key is repetition. We review the words over three or four sessions before moving on. PickyKidPix also tries to use these words in conversation at home as well.

Rich Vocabulary Part 1: Learning More Words, SAT Vocabulary cards

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Free SAT Vocabulary Flashcard Resources

FREE online SAT vocabulary game created by a teen!

100 Most Common SAT words (with audio for pronunciation)

350 Free SAT Flashcards from Magoosh (these are good because you can’t see the answer until you hit a button and they are grouped in smaller sets of 50)

A free printable PDF of 200 flashcards to print and cut out

Rich Vocabulary Part 1: Learning More Words, SAT Vocabulary cards

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By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom

10 Comments

  1. This is fantastic, Mia. Perfect for my soon-to-be 7th grader.
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  2. One more thing… the box/link is not working for me.
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  3. Susan Wolfe

    Thanks for this…my son will be in 7th in the fall and this would be a great help for him to get started. Wish I had started something like this with my soon to be 10th grader….but never too late….I’m going to get this.

  4. Really great idea! 😀 I think I may try it!
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  5. Ann

    Thanks for the idea and links. I wouldn’t mind brushing up on vocab and introducing my kids to some!
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