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Looking for another reason to learn new words on Vocabulary.com? Check out a study released last week on the relationship between literary and economic misery. The news pairs nicely with our List of the Week, "Vocabulary from John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath." Continue reading...
Topics: Vocabulary
Typically, the resolutions we make on January 1, we've already broken by January 6th. But if you're resolution was to improve your vocabulary by using Vocabulary.com, you're likely having better luck. Our game is designed to keep you coming back for more. And just in case that's not enough, here are five great reasons to stick to your goal. Continue reading...
As teachers experiment with Vocabulary.com, they're finding new ways to use the tool. Check them out here! Continue reading...
Tricky as they may be, vocabulary-in-context questions are important. They're one of the hallmarks of the Common Core, play an important role in the SAT, and more to the point, more accurately reflect the kind of nuanced mastery of language you need to do well in school. Here's how we help you get them right. Continue reading...
If you've ever wondered whether your word choices matter, look no further than the World Well Being Project to determine that they do. In this new study, psychology researchers were able to show that the words you use most often can predict your age, gender, and even your personality. Continue reading...
In a post on The New Yorker's Page Turner blog last week, poet Brad Leithauser meditated on what you can learn by examining a concordance (or list) of words used in an individual author's work. The piece on the relationship of writers and words suggests two activities word learners might want to try: Continue reading...
Topics: Vocabulary
When you're learning new words on Vocabulary.com, you're engaging in what psychologists call "distributed learning" and "practice testing," and a new study shows they're the best way to learn. Continue reading...
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