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Improve Your Vocabulary While You Surf the Web

Find out how ProfessorWord can help you:
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  • Save the free bookmarklet to your computer, iPad, or iPhone.
  • Sign up for a free account to save words and create study lists.
ProfessorWord: An easier way to learn new words!
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  • Click a word
  • Get its definition

We've even highlighted all the SAT/ACT vocab words for you!

Save our free bookmarklet to do this on any website.

Teach Vocabulary

Find readings for your classroom

Common Core emphasizes exposing students to more informational texts. Our tool can help by analyzing any website for text complexity (coming soon!) and vocabulary words used.

Search our database

Coming soon, you'll be able to search our database — type in vocabulary words and find articles where the words were used.

Monitor student progress

With our free accounts (coming soon!), you can assign readings and track your students' progress — articles reads, words looked up.

ProfessorWord: An easier way to learn new words!
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Ace the SAT or ACT

Improving your vocabulary is the key to improving your score

The SAT/ACT verbal sections are replete with challenging words. The better your vocabulary, the more auspicious your chances will be on test day. It's an incontrovertible fact.

Find all the SAT/ACT words used on any website

ProfessorWord automatically highlights all the pertinent SAT/ACT vocabulary words used on any website. You can turn this utilitarian feature on/off under preferences.

Learn new vocabulary words in context while you read

We all know that reading extensively is the best way to improve your vocabulary, but looking up new words used to be a mettlesome task. Not any more! Definitions with a click!

ProfessorWord can identify more than 5,000 SAT/ACT words

The list expands to over 8,000 words when we include related words. So, for example, the bookmarklet can identify vindicate, vindicated and vindication -- so you won't miss a word!

Where do you start?
  1. Learn new words in context while you read with the free bookmarklet
  2. Create personalized study lists by saving words to a free account
  3. Remember the words on test day with a premium account
ProfessorWord: An easier way to learn new words!
Did you know?

On the SAT, vocabulary is directly tested via sentence completions, but is also critical for writing strong essays and acing the passage-based reading questions.

On the ACT, vocabulary is tested in the English and Reading sections through your understanding of reading comprehension passages.

Check out our study tips!

Learn English

Surf English-language websites without needing a dictionary

With the ProfessorWord bookmarklet, it's easy to read English websites. See a word you don't know? No need to pull out a dictionary anymore. Just click to get the definition.

Learn new vocabulary words in context while you read

We all know that reading extensively is the best way to improve your vocabulary, but looking up new words used to be a mettlesome task. Not any more! Definitions with a click!

Create study lists for yourself by saving words to a free account

Whether you're a beginner or an advanced speaker, you are always coming across new words. Simply save the words to your free account and voila! Instant study list!

ProfessorWord: An easier way to learn new words!
News

We're working on a feature that will let you view definitions in your native language.

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Improve your Vocabulary

Click a word. Get its definition. Works on any website.

See a word you don't comprehend? After running ProfessorWord, just click the word to view its definition. Try it right now on this page!

Improving your vocabulary is not just about acing an exam

Like it or not, the world judges you based on what you say and how you say it. Building a strong vocabulary will help you achieve greater success no matter where you are in your career.

Build the vocabulary you need to stand out professionally

The ProfessorWord bookmarklet is the perfect tool to use as you're reading the business articles or trade journals that often have you reaching for a dictionary. And, best of all, it's free.

ProfessorWord: An easier way to learn new words!
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Save the Free Bookmarklet

Save the free ProfessorWord bookmarklet in seconds

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Use the free bookmarklet on any website to get definitions

Visit any website. Then select the saved bookmarklet from your Bookmarks Bar to run ProfessorWord on the website that you're visiting. Show me how!

Click a word. Get its definition. Works on any website.

See a word you don't comprehend? After running ProfessorWord, just click the word to view its definition. Try it right now on this page!

Use the free bookmarklet on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch

Click to get the special instructions for your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Instructions for other smartphones and tablets coming soon!

ProfessorWord: An easier way to learn new words!
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ProfessorWord Accounts (coming soon!)

Student Accounts

Save words to a free account to create study lists

It's hard to retain new words that you've only seen once. But now, you can create personalized study lists by saving new words to a free student account.

Upgrade to a premium account to accelerate your test prep
  • Take review tests, create flashcards
  • Learn on the go with a smartphone
  • Share words and tests with friends
  • Customize the bookmarklet based on your target score and progress

Teacher Accounts

Monitor student progress on reading and vocabulary building

With our free teacher accounts (coming soon!), you can oversee a group of student accounts, assign readings, and track your students' progress — articles read, words looked up and saved.

ProfessorWord: An easier way to learn new words!
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ProfessorWord accounts are coming soon!