Panel of Experts

Karl Schellscheidt

SAT Prep Expert

  • BSE, Princeton University '90
  • M.A., Secondary Education Seton Hall University '93
  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School '00

Fred Hargadon

Dean of Admission

  • Swarthmore College
    (1964-1969)
  • Stanford University
    (1969-1984)
  • Princeton University
    (1988-2003)

Don Betterton

Financial Aid Expert

  • Director of Financial Aid, Princeton University (1973-2006)
  • Certified College Planner
  • Principal, Betterton College Planning

Seamus Malin

Admission Expert

  • Harvard University
    Dir. of Financial Aid
    (1966-1977)
    Asst. Dean of Admission
    (1977-1987)
    International Office Director
    (1987-2002)

Take the WordSmith Vocabulary Challenge!

Eric Barnes -

It’s time to have fun with SAT vocabulary. Last night we launched the “WordSmith Challenge” vocabulary game on ePrep. This addictive game tests your knowledge of common SAT vocabulary words in a fun, simple and competitive quiz. You can check out WordSmith Challenge by clicking on the “Vocabulary” tab above or simply here. WordSmith Challenge is an extension of our full WordSmith Vocabulary Builder which is included in all our ePrep for the SAT programs (including the free ePrep Express).

We often talk about the “long ramp” required to master vocabulary. Essentially, the argument is that unlike math or critical reading, where you can short-cut your knowledge in preparation for the SAT, vocabulary requires consistent and progressive focus over time. You cannot simply master 2000 common SAT vocabulary words in a few weeks or months. However, you can start your long ramp now and easily pick up 3 to 5 new words a day, thereby expanding your vocabulary by 1,000 to 1,500 words in only a year. Take a look at ePrep’s previous posts on SAT vocabulary:

Complete list of ePrep posts on Vocabulary

And somebody please knock me off the leaderboard of WordSmith Challenge!

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