Memorize SAT Vocabulary and Words
It’s important that we expand our SAT vocabulary or use of words, but it’s also essential that we understand the terms as well. A huge factor in scoring well on the SATs is having good vocabulary, knowing the definition and applying the words properly.
The key to learning and how to memorize SAT vocabulary and words is learning to think in pictures. What you’re always going to want to do is to take the word you’re trying to remember and then take the definition of that word and create a picture for both and see those pictures together in one big picture. Below are some constructive ways on how to memorize SAT vocabulary and words.
Here are a few examples of this concept:
Here is a way to help you memorize SAT vocabulary and words. Let’s say the vocabulary word you have to remember is Neophyte, which means beginner. So we take the word neophyte, and we turn that in to a picture. The picture I created is two boxers on their knees and their fighting, “knee fight” for neophyte. The definition for this term is beginner, so we need to turn the word beginner in to a picture and for that, I see a bunch of bumble bees buzzing around and they’re drinking gin.
So now we combine the two pictures together and we see the boxers on their knees fighting each other and the audience surrounding them, are the bees drinking gin. So that is how you would memorize neophyte, as beginner. (Knees fighting= Neophyte) (Bees drinking gin=begin) I chose to memorize the term based on these pictures by using word play, but you can use any picture that is helpful to you. It’s important that you choose a visual that triggers you to memorize that SAT vocabulary and/or word.
Here’s another example:
The vocabulary word is consternation, which means anxiety or dismay. Again, create a picture for consternation and another picture for the definition and attach the pictures together. For consternation, picture a convict sitting on the stern of a boat and he is sailing to a new nation. You would take the word consternation and break it down by syllables, Con-stern-nation. Con(convict) on a stern (stern) sailing to a new nation (nation). Now we take the definition of the word, and create a picture for that. Picture the convict and he is overcome with anxiety or dismay as he goes to the new nation. Hence, consternation. Memorizing SAT vocabulary and words can be extremely easy, by connecting a picture of the vocabulary word to a picture of the definition of the word.
Breaking down the word by syllables is an easy way to create a bigger picture and then attaching an emotion to the picture is another way to help you remember vocabulary and words and the definition of the term.
Another example is:
Using the vocabulary word spurious, which means “possible but probably false.” So we take the word spurious and turn that in to a picture. The visual I am going to use is a spur on a cowboy boot, because I’m from Texas. So now I picture a spur on a cowboy boot for the term spurious. Then I create a picture for things I think are possible but probably false. I picked the Loch Ness Monster or Big Foot. Both are possible, but probably false.
Then I picture the spur from the boot and I attach it to the Loch Ness Monster, maybe it’s flying around the Loch Ness Monster or maybe Big Foot is wearing the cowboy boots. Now attach the word spurious to Loch Ness and Big Foot and you combine them together, so whenever the next time you see the word spurious, you think of spur and that is attached to things that are possible but probably false. Learning to memorize vocabulary and words can be exciting if you use your imagination.
Let’s say the next vocabulary word is ephemeral (uh-fem-mer-roll). The term ephemeral means “short-lived.”
Turn the vocabulary word ephemeral in to an action picture. The picture I see, is a female and she’s rolling, so the picture is a female rolling (ephemeral=a female rolling) but she doesn’t roll for a long time and it is “short-lived.” Short lived is the definition of ephemeral.
So if you review these SAT vocabulary and words, you’ll visualize these things and remember what they mean.
This is an easy concept to understand and follow. It will help you remember your SAT vocabulary words but also help to memorize the definition of the term. This helpful tip will be beneficial to you and your study habits. This concept can be applied to almost any thing in your daily life.
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