Does developing a high-level vocabulary need to be a tedious, frustrating task? Direct Hits doesn’t think so. Research has shown that a powerful and vibrant vocabulary has a high correlation with success in school, business, the professions, AND standardized tests, including the PSAT, SAT, and AP exams. Direct Hits Core Vocabulary – 6th Edition offers a different approach. This book includes the following features:
- Selective vocabulary found on recent PSATs, ACTs, and SATs used in context. No more memorizing the definitions of long lists of seemingly random words in a vacuum
- Relevant, vivid, and memorable examples from literature, historic events, contemporary issues, and pop culture
- A Fast Review for each chapter, with quick definitions
Formatted as a 6″ by 9″ paperback book, teens are comfortable carrying the Direct Hits Core Vocabulary book with them to study another word or two when time permits. Building on the success of previous five editions, the authors of Direct Hits Core Vocabulary – 6th Edition consulted secondary school teachers, tutors, parents, and students from around the world to ensure that these words and illustrations are on target for students.
About the Author
Direct Hits Education is a successful Atlanta-based education company focused on helping students expand their vocabulary to help them both in classes and to prepare for the SSAT, PSAT, SAT, and ACT. Since 2008, Direct Hits has published multiple editions of the Core Vocabulary and Toughest Vocabulary books, to the acclaim of many students, teachers, parents, and tutors.Paget Hines is a Learning Specialist and the Director of Direct Hits Education. Paget has worked with students with a diverse range of learning profiles. She completed her Orton-Gillingham training at The Schenck School in Atlanta. In 2001, Paget relocated to San Francisco where she taught in the classroom and worked with children individually in her private practice. While in San Francisco, Paget created a SSAT verbal, reading comprehension, and essay curriculum for students with learning differences and test-taking anxiety. Her summer course in San Francisco was chosen to be the pilot site for the forthcoming SSAT online test. She has extensive experience prepping and proctoring the SSAT, PSAT, SAT, and ACT for a wide-range of students. Paget holds a BA in English from Colgate University. She and her family returned to Atlanta in August 2014.