Prepare for the vocabulary quiz on Monday. Remember, you'll write 12 words spelled correctly, with their part of speech and definition. Then, you will write each of those words in context in a paragraph or story.
So, how do you study for vocabulary? Do you have more tips? Post a comment below!
Sort words into groups
Share words through social media
Label items or rooms in your house
Here are even more:
Replace words in songs you know. Music is a great learning tool because it contains set of words that we already have memorized. When your vocab words offer up a synonym, try to think of a song you know that features that word, and just swap in your word. If you aren’t that into songs, you can do the same thing with famous quotes.
YouTube video search the word. Sometimes, hearing a word in context can really make it stick. Try doing a YouTube search for the word you have in mind. A YouTube search for inchoate makes me aware of the phrase inchoate crimes, which I can hear in context and internalize. A search for laud reveals a number of songs containing the word. The list goes on!
Take your flashcards to the gym. The repetition of many fitness activities, from running on the treadmill to doing push-ups, makes them perfect for studying vocabulary. Plus, with your body moving, your brain is better activated. I like to pick a word at a time and repeat it, with its various definitions, 10 or 20 times along with my movements. After the first read, try doing the rest of the repetitions from memory.
Put a face or motion with each word. Some people learn kinetically, and most of us benefit from learning in more than one way. Reading, writing, listening, and speaking are the four classic ways to learn language, but adding in motion and other sensory learning methods can really help. Associating a word with a grimace, a disgusted face, a sigh, a huge smile, a growl, a sly look, or a jump into the air can help cement its meaning in a way that memorization can’t. Try it!
You can check out even more ideas here: https://www.manhattanprep.com/gre/blog/2013/02/12/10-new-ways-to-study-vocabulary/.