Build Vocabulary Quickly and easily

1. Read Miriam Webster’s Vocabulary Builder,

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  2. There are a number things you can do with our software program as you read. For one thing you can build your vocabulary without any typing. You can have a word processing document open on  the screen, right next to the PR window. This document should be titled “Vocabulary”. When you come to a word you do not know, copy it and paste it into the top of this file. Then paste this word into your On-line Dictionary window and get the pronunciation and definition. Then copy and paste this definition to the top of you word processing document. Delete any unnecessary words. Leave a blank line between words. You will be creating a vocabulary sheet as you read without doing any typing. Review this developing list periodically to develop a strong vocabulary.


  2. Here are eight key steps to learning vocabulary fast, as you read.

  3. 1.Listen to each new word pronounced correctly. Then repeat the sound as you say the word in chorus with the spoken word. Repeat this process until you can do this correctly. Then pronounce the word on your own, without any help. Remember, most people won’t use words that they do not feel comfortable pronouncing.

  4. 2.If the definition is at all descriptive, make sure you visualize each part of the definition. Be sure to “see” each element in any accompanying illustration.

  5. 3.Figure out which definition applies to what you are reading.

  6. 4.Check out how the word is used as a different part(s) of speech, if appropriate.

  7. 5.Once you get the central meaning of a word, see how it is used metaphorically to apply to others or other situations. For example, a dog has a particular shape. This shape is used to describe a particular ratchet arrangement that is used to keep up tennis nets. This wheel and cleat arrangement looks like a dog playing with a ball.

  8. 6.Learn the colloquial phrases that use this word.

  9. 7.Review your word list periodically.

  10. 8.Start using your new vocabulary in your speech.