Taking it word by word

ProfessorWord can identify more than 5,000 SAT/ACT vocabulary words and all of their related words - i.e., vindicate, vindicated, vindication, etc.

That is a lot of words.

And it's easy to get overwhelmed just thinking about how you're going to learn all of them. Especially if you don't have a lot of time left before test day. Or heck, maybe you have a year to go, but how are you going to learn thousands of words?!


Before you freak out, just remember these magic words:

Just take it word by word.

I know you're probably rolling your eyes thinking - that's it? That's your advice?!

Yes, it is.

Because at the end of the day, every new word you learn is one more tool in your toolkit, one more arrow in your quiver, one more weapon in your arsenal (whichever metaphor you prefer!). And you never know if that's the word that will come in handy on test day.

In fact, this advice transcends cultures and languages:

  • "Rome wasn't built in a day." (Author Unknown)
  • "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." (Confucius)
  • "The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time." (Abraham Lincoln)
  • "One step at a time; There's no need to rush ... " (Jordin Sparks)

So don't get overwhelmed. Just take it word by word.

Whether you have one month to study or a year to study, it all boils down to the same thing. You just have to learn one word at a time.


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