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Rebekah Hendershot

Rebekah Hendershot

Essential SAT Vocab: Part 1

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Table of Contents

I. Vocabulary
Essential SAT Vocab: Part 1

11m 33s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:09
Ways to Improve Your Vocabulary
0:38
Read!
0:46
Listen!
1:46
Talk!
2:40
Erroneous
3:12
Prudent
4:03
Frivolous
4:49
Indignation
5:40
Credulous
6:27
Longevity
8:15
Misconceive
8:38
Context
9:15
Forebode
10:16
Predilection
10:51
Essential SAT Vocab: Part 2

8m 19s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:11
Ways to Improve Your Vocabulary
0:31
Read!
0:35
Listen!
0:47
Talk!
1:06
Benevolent
1:16
Exotic
1:59
Equanimity
2:34
Amass
3:02
Dilettante
3:24
Deference
4:01
Congenial
4:28
Bewilder
5:22
Benefactor
5:47
Demagogue
6:55
Essential SAT Vocab: Part 3

7m 41s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:11
Ways to Improve Your Vocabulary
0:30
Read!
0:34
Listen!
0:56
Talk!
1:16
Precursor
1:28
Consensus
2:03
Sufficient
2:42
Allege
3:08
Afflict
3:47
Disposition
4:20
Adverse
4:39
Charisma
5:23
Volatile
5:56
Oblivious
6:51
Essential SAT Vocab: Part 4

7m 10s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:14
Ways to Improve Your Vocabulary
0:35
Read!
0:39
Listen!
1:03
Talk!
1:22
Urgent
1:36
Unprecedented
2:19
Arbitrary
2:56
Constituent
3:24
Tact
3:57
Insolent
4:33
Tyrannical
5:04
Temperament
5:30
Stringent
6:01
Repute
6:24
Essential SAT Vocab: Part 5

6m 50s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:10
Ways to Improve Your Vocabulary
0:29
Read!
0:34
Listen!
0:47
Talk!
1:05
Belligerent
1:15
Prolong
2:06
Diverse
2:34
Devoid
3:05
Spare
3:31
Anecdote
4:10
Ornate
4:50
Vivid
5:14
Magnanimous
5:56
Commonplace
6:17
Essential SAT Vocab: Part 6

7m 58s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:13
Ways to Improve Your Vocabulary
0:37
Read!
0:42
Listen!
0:50
Talk!
1:03
Ascertain
1:16
Commend
1:46
Dispense
2:14
Capricious
2:59
Atypical
3:28
Articulate
4:00
Arouse
5:05
Apathetic
5:35
Enigma
6:28
Reverence
7:00
Essential SAT Vocab: Part 7

7m 20s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:14
Ways to Improve Your Vocabulary
0:39
Read!
0:44
Listen!
0:51
Talk!
0:59
Anomaly
1:16
Alleviate
2:00
Admonish
2:35
Steadfast
3:13
Deliberate
3:58
Sustain
4:19
Somber
4:54
Refute
5:26
Penchant
6:24
Reticence
6:47
Essential SAT Vocab: Part 8

9m 9s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:13
Ways to Improve Your Vocabulary
0:38
Read!
0:46
Listen!
1:06
Talk!
1:21
Paradox
1:34
Vigor
2:29
Obscure
2:49
Proximity
3:25
Mitigate
3:58
Egotism
4:34
Legitimate
5:06
Contemporary
5:56
Lament
6:49
Duplicitous
8:09
Essential SAT Vocab: Part 9

12m 6s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:15
Ways to Improve Your Vocabulary
0:41
Read!
0:47
Listen!
1:27
Talk!
1:45
Linguistics
2:06
Commemorate
3:17
Candid
4:02
Callous
5:30
Brevity
6:24
Benign
7:16
Connoisseur
8:18
Anachronism
9:01
Prestige
10:41
Vindictive
11:20
Essential SAT Vocab: Part 10

9m 30s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:15
Ways to Improve Your Vocabulary
0:43
Read!
0:49
Listen!
1:37
Talk!
1:55
Naïve
2:08
Exemplify
3:03
Erratic
3:44
Forbear
4:16
Discern
5:25
Autonomy
5:54
Eradicate
6:37
Abstruse
7:05
Rhetoric
7:54
Substantiate
8:45
II. Critical Reading
Sentence Completion Question Types

12m 29s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:11
What Are Sentence Completion Questions?
0:40
Choose the Correct Word to Fill in a Blank
0:43
Tests Your Vocabulary and Your Ability to Reason
0:53
Sentence Completion Question Types
1:15
Vocabulary-In-Context
1:24
Logic-Based Questions
1:38
Vocabulary In Context
2:09
Example
2:16
Logic-Based Questions
2:54
Example
3:11
Sentence Completion Strategies
3:28
Pick a Word, Any Word
3:33
Example
4:02
Positives and Negatives
4:36
Example
5:03
Process of Elimination
5:24
Example
6:07
Sentence Completion Tips
7:41
Look for Clue Words
7:48
Look for the Relationship Between the Two Words and the Sequence of the Blanks
8:44
Never Eliminate a Choice Unless You Are Sure of Its Meaning
10:38
If You Can Only Eliminate One Answer Choice, Move On and Come Back To It Later
11:42
If You Can Eliminate Two Choices, Feel Free to Guess
11:54
Passage-Based Question Types

17m 46s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:10
What Are Passage Based Questions?
0:55
Questions Related to Long, Short, or Paired Passages
0:58
May Ask You for Info Directly Related in the Passage or to Draw Conclusions or Make Predictions
1:12
Passage Types
1:32
Question Types
2:35
Literal Comprehension
2:38
Vocabulary-In-Context
2:50
Extended Reasoning
3:09
Literal Comprehension
3:24
Rely On Your Memory or Look Back at Passage
3:28
Watch Out for 'Reversal Words'
3:51
Example
3:57
Vocabulary In Context
4:52
Most of These Words Have Multiple meanings
5:00
Reread the Sentences to Which the Questions Refer
5:06
Example
5:20
Extended Reasoning
6:07
May Ask You to Determine the Main Idea or Author's Primary Purpose
6:11
Draw Conclusions Based on the Info Provided
6:43
Identify the Author's Tone or Attitude
7:18
Passage-Based Strategies
7:38
Take Notes
7:44
Read What's There… and What Isn't
8:34
Ask Questions
9:39
Read the Questions First
10:39
Key Words and Phrases
11:24
When You See: According to the Author
11:30
When You See: Best
11:42
When You See: Chiefly
12:09
When You See: Except
12:31
When You See: The Author Implies
12:54
When You See: Least
13:21
When You See: Mainly
13:33
When You See: Most
13:38
When You See: Only
13:47
When You See: Primarily
14:03
Passage-Based Tips
14:08
All the Answers Will Be In or Implied By the Passage
14:12
Watch Out for Descriptive Words and Phrases
14:29
Make Sure the Passage Supports Whichever Answer You Choose
15:40
Use Process of Elimination
15:45
If You Must Jump Around, Do So Within a Set of Questions
16:40
What to Read For the SAT

37m 42s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:08
Why Read?
0:57
Best Way to Build You Vocabulary
1:01
Practice Understanding What the Authors Are Saying 'Between the Lines'
1:12
How to Choose Books
2:42
Choose Books in Areas That Interest You
2:55
Choose Books That Challenge You
3:10
The Rule of Three
4:27
If a Work Is Short, Give It Three Pages to Pique Your Interest
4:57
If a Work Is Long, Give it Three Chapters to Pique Your Interest
5:09
Great Books for Every Interest
5:32
Ask Yourself What Are Your Favorite Things to Watch & Do?
5:51
Asking a Librarian for Great Books
6:24
Mystery
6:49
Adventure
10:14
Fantasy
12:55
Science Fiction
17:13
Humor
21:10
Romance
23:09
Realistic Fiction
24:12
A Great Place to Start
25:12
Nation - Terry Pratchett
25:21
If You Can't / Won't Read
27:19
Listen to Audio books
27:31
Watch Live Performances
27:53
Shakespeare Performed BY People Who Love Shakespeare
28:48
The Dirty Secret of Reading
29:31
Comic Books!
29:38
The Unwritten - Mike Carey
33:59
III. Sample Tests
Answer Guide: Section 3 (Critical Reading)

16m 11s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:13
Sentence Completions
1:04
Question 1
1:06
Question 2
1:55
Question 3
2:17
Question 4
3:05
Question 5
3:40
Passage-Based Questions
4:12
Question 6
4:13
Question 7
5:03
Question 8
5:54
Question 9
6:26
Question 10
6:49
Question 11
7:26
Question 12
7:47
Question 13
8:34
Question 14
9:05
Question 15
9:43
Question 16
10:26
Question 17
11:17
Question 18
12:08
Question 19
12:36
Question 20
13:21
Question 21
13:54
Question 22
14:21
Question 23
14:43
Question 24
15:16
Answer Guide: Section 7 (Critical Reading)

14m 43s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:10
Sentence Completions
0:54
Question 1
0:55
Question 2
1:45
Question 3
2:01
Question 4
2:33
Question 5
3:11
Passage-Based Questions
3:37
Question 6
3:38
Question 7
3:55
Question 8
4:27
Question 9
4:58
Question 10
5:33
Question 11
6:09
Question 12
6:30
Question 13
6:59
Question 14
7:38
Question 15
8:25
Question 16
8:52
Question 17
9:31
Question 18
9:59
Question 19
10:30
Question 20
11:01
Question 21
11:46
Question 22
12:21
Question 23
13:09
Question 24
13:47
Answer Guide: Section 9 (Critical Reading)

10m 45s

Intro
0:00
Lesson Overview
0:11
Sentence Completions
0:57
Question 1
0:58
Question 2
1:35
Question 3
2:07
Question 4
2:56
Question 5
3:08
Question 6
3:31
Passage-Based Questions
3:46
Question 7
3:47
Question 8
4:34
Question 9
5:07
Question 10
5:33
Question 11
5:50
Question 12
6:23
Question 13
6:50
Question 14
7:11
Question 15
7:42
Question 16
8:28
Question 17
8:54
Question 18
9:17
Question 19
9:50
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Lecture Comments (22)

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Post by Magic Fu on February 21, 2017

Hi, Professor Hendershot, I am currently a high school sophomore and English is my second language. So, did you have any suggestions for me to improve my SAT vocabs? Thank you very much!

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Post by Shivani Tuli on November 16, 2015

Hi are these many words enough to get a 750 range of score on CR

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Post by Peter Ke on October 4, 2015

Are the vocabulary your teaching in this course, will MOST likely show up in SAT?

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Post by sally johnson on June 5, 2014

hello,
i wanted to ask about what type of books to start reading to advance my vocab and get me a really high score on SAT and PSAT. i am intrested in dramas and like suspense.And im a sucker for love stories. Don't like scary stories with goblin, witches and ghost so please, no harry potter or hobbit.i am a sophmore going into to junior year this fall.  its summer time and im trying to read about 4-5 books a month so if you can please list some books that would be great.

2 answers

Last reply by: thomas jian
Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:50 AM

Post by thomas jian on December 20, 2013

i am a grade 10 student.what novel do you suggest me to read?

2 answers

Last reply by: Luvivia Chang
Tue May 26, 2015 8:34 AM

Post by Tim Zhang on November 19, 2013

love your enthusiasm devout into this course, and may I have a little suggestion?- could you talk a little slower, it is too fast...

1 answer

Last reply by: Professor Hendershot
Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:58 PM

Post by HARRISON IGWE on August 28, 2013

hi its still amarachi.but isn't it possible for me to do premedical in  johns Hopkins university or do biochemistry in the school before i go into medicine properly

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Last reply by: Professor Hendershot
Mon Jul 8, 2013 6:31 PM

Post by osias souza on July 6, 2013

Professor Hendershot!! how are you doing?! well, everytime when I try to read something above my vocabulary, for example like my game of thrones collection books, they are written in "old english", it's difficult sometimes because this... so when I try to avoid those books I rear your voice spite in my ears (frank sinatra) "you are improving your vocabulary little fool! keep reading those book!", my motivation automatically increase, works like a charm!

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Post by Jesus Bernal on April 5, 2013

Love her! :)

1 answer

Last reply by: Professor Hendershot
Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:38 PM

Post by Rajendran Rajaram on February 26, 2013

can i get a perfect score on the sat by learning all of your vocabs.

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Last reply by: Lauren Singer
Mon Jun 3, 2013 9:23 PM

Post by Arthur Bookstein on February 17, 2013

this woman is awesome. nuff said

Essential SAT Vocab: Part 1

  • erroneous
    • (adj) containing or characterized by error : mistaken.
    • Connected to errorsand errant
    • Your report on wolverines was full of erroneousinformation; these relatives of the weasel do not actually sprout metal claws from their hands like the superhero.
  • prudent
    • (adj) wisely careful; showing good judgment.
    • Connected to prudenceand prude
    • It was a prudentdecision to carry jumper cables in the trunk of your car; when your battery died, you were able to get a jump-start.
  • frivolous
    • (adj) of little weight or importance
    • b : having no sound basis (as in fact or law)
    • Connected to frivolity
    • The frivolouslawsuit demanded a million dollars from a coffee shop after a customer spilled hot coffee on himself.
  • indignation
    • (n) strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting or biased.
    • Connected to indignantand dignity
    • He was indignant at the suggestion that he had taken bribes, and told anyone who would listen how honest he was and what a grave insult the accusation was.
  • credulous
    • (adj) ready to believe, especially on slight or uncertain evidence
    • Connected to incredulousand credulity
    • The credulousPirates of Penzance believed the Major-General was an orphan just because he said so!
  • longevity
    • (n) long life; length of life.
    • Tortoises are well-known for their longevity; some have lived to be more than 200 years old.
  • misconceive
    • (v) to interpret wrongly; misunderstand
    • Connected to misconception
    • The common misconception that cats always land on their feet can easily be disproved by anyone who’s ever seen my cat tumble off the couch.
  • context
    • (n) the parts before and after a statement that can influence its meaning.
    • Connected to subtext
    • In the contextof a conversation about baseball, it doesn’t make any sense to start talking about touchdowns.
  • forebode
    • (v) to predict, warn, forecast, foresee (especially something bad).
    • Connected to foreboding
    • We had a feeling of foreboding as we watched the black thunderclouds roll in over our cabin with its leaky roof.
  • predilection
    • (n) a partiality; preference.
    • Connected to diligent
    • My cousin has a predilectionfor telling tall tales; he’s always trying to convince somebody that he once caught a twenty-foot-long trout.
  • Recommended supplementary material to view SAT questions featured in lesson answer guides: The Official SAT Study Guide by the College Board.

Essential SAT Vocab: Part 1

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:09
  • Ways to Improve Your Vocabulary 0:38
    • Read!
    • Listen!
    • Talk!
  • Erroneous 3:12
  • Prudent 4:03
  • Frivolous 4:49
  • Indignation 5:40
  • Credulous 6:27
  • Longevity 8:15
  • Misconceive 8:38
  • Context 9:15
  • Forebode 10:16
  • Predilection 10:51
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