qBoot Camp For Your Brain: A No-Nonsense Guide to the SAT Iq is probably the best book on the market for sheer effectiveness at raising scores. If you diligently study the material on a regular basis and make a sincere effort, you will be completely prepared for the real SAT I*. This text, with regular revisions and improvements, has been used as the official textbook of The WorldAas Best Prep Course for the SAT I since 1989. While itAas great to be able to take a course, not everyone can afford one. WeAave seen students raise their scores using only these materials, and are convinced that this book can help most students, even without the benefit of the full course (for information on the full program, please see our web site at www.bestprep.com). Growing a better brain by verbal and math training? Why should you develop better verbal and math skills? Obviously, you can see the merits of raising your SAT scores, but are there deeper reasons? A good vocabulary allows you to think more clearly. Imagine trying to speak if you have a vocabulary of only 100 words. What kinds of things can you say? When children are learning a language, their only words are concrete nouns, or adjectives that denote color or size. The complexity of their thought is far less than that of older people with a more sophisticated vocabulary. You are not learning vocabulary words to show off, to create a pretentious display in your writings or speech. You are learning the new words in order to be able to move to the next level of thinking. Ditto for math. As your problem-solving skills grow, your brain becomes more agile. Now you may not be able to understand what a more agile brain can do for you ahead of time, but after you get the effects, well, thatAas another ball game. Our brains are amazing! If you try to expand your intellectual skills, you will discover abilities you didnAat know you had. It used to be thought that the brain was fully formed by about age three, and that any intellectual development you hadnAat done by then was too bad, since it was too late. But recent research has shown that the brain undergoes another great period of development in the teens and early twenties. So you get a second chance to be a genius, and I mean that only half-facetiously. I suspect that further developments will show that there is capacity for growth at any time. But I think those of you who are in your teens or early twenties should take advantage of this new window of opportunity to improve your intellectual skills. Anything you learn during this period will expand your capabilities. How the book is organized Part 1 is a general section on SAT prep that describes the test and lists time-tested techniques for studying. It includes a number of important parts, of which the most critical are MathFacts 1-7, Word Building and Discovery , and a Latin dictionary. MathFacts 1-7 should be memorized as soon as possible. You should know everything in there so well that you could teach it to others with the book closed. Part 2 is Vocabu-toons , which offers a graphical approach to vocabulary building. You will find this an easy method of studying vocabulary since it groups synonyms and antonyms with goofy cartoons that break up the admitted tedium of learning words. Part 3 is qWords You Must Know!, q a simplified dictionary of nearly 1500 vocabulary words that show up over and over again on SATs. Everybody gets the same sick look when I mention the number of words; itAas a combination of eye rolling and qYouAave GOT to be kidding!q and qI think I feel sick to my stomach now!q But studying the words really pays off on the test. Part 4 is a list of the Top 100 Words, for those who canAat stand tackaquot;Boot Camp For Your Brain: A No-Nonsense Guide to the SAT Iaquot; is probably the best book on the market for sheer effectiveness at raising scores.
|Title||:||Boot Camp for Your Brain|
|Author||:||M. Denmark Manning|
|Publisher||:||Xlibris Corporation - 2004-11-11|