The Learning Edge, a leading provider of standardized test preparation and the maker of SATLadder, has announced the launch of its new SAT® preparation app - The Daily Word.
The Daily Word was created to make the painful vocabulary review task easier and more enjoyable. As with most any task undertaken, SAT preparation is most effective if a student enjoys herself along the way!
By far the hardest part of vocabulary review is staying on task and doing a little bit of work each day. The temptation is to put it off and then cram the words right before the test. This works for some, but fails for most. Slow and steady wins the vocabulary race.
The Daily Word keeps students on task because each day they receive a notification with the Word of the Day. Students should take a look at that word and see if it is a word that they know. If so, great! If not, they should make a notecard for it and add it to one of their stacks within the app.
The Daily Word has 4 main features to help students build a winning vocabulary:
(1) A Word of the Day
(2) A notecard creation system
(3) A notecard review system
(4) A Game Center that provides practice questions
The Word of the Day functions as a daily reminder. This daily notification keeps students on task and reminds them to study some words.
The notecard creation system helps students build the stacks of words that they will study. Students can use The Daily Word to create a notecard for any word that they encounter and do not know.
The notecard review system facilitates the construction of the deep vocabulary students need to dominate the Critical Reading portion of the SAT. Students should review their stacks a little bit each day so that they can give the words the opportunity to work their way to long term memory.
Finally, the Game Center allows students to test their vocabularies in context. The Daily Word comes with 100 Sentence Completion questions and 100 Synonym Search questions. Students should try those questions to see which words they know and which words they don’t know. What should they do with any word they don’t know? You guessed it! Create a notecard.
Mark Anestis, director and founder of the Learning Edge, and creator of The Daily Word, is thrilled to launch his new notecard system. “The Daily Word provides students with an on-the-go way to work on their vocabularies. While sitting on the bus killing time, open up The Daily Word and study some cards. While watching TV, mute the commercials, open up The Daily Word and study some cards. Students can study when it is convenient for them to do so.”
Anestis also likes the fact that this app makes it possible for parents to help their children in an unobtrusive way. “One of the most common questions I get from parents is ‘What can I do to help my son or daughter prepare for the SAT?’ Assisting with vocabulary review is one of the most impactful things a parent can do. Parents with The Daily Word app can receive the word of the day and use the word in conversation to reinforce learning for their children. This app helps make the preparation process between parent and child collaborative rather than combative."
The Daily Word includes over 1,000 high-frequency SAT® words and allows students to create a notecard for any word that is not included in the app. It’s an incredibly versatile tool that can turn a student's vocabulary into a key strength on test day.
The Daily Word is available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch and can be downloaded from the App Store.
Download today and begin chipping away at the SAT vocabulary, one day at a time!
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