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We have had such a favorable response to our email vocabulary program we would like to offer Bubblelife readers the opportunity to use the email program for FREE.  Just email us at:hdavis@studyhalldallas.com and ask us to put you on the list.

Each Monday we will email you a list of 20 words with their definitions, mnemonic devices, and sentence examples. We will also attach a link to the videos for each of the vocabulary words which will have the word’s definition, the mnemonic device for the word, and the word used in a sentence.  

On Friday we will email a quiz

On Saturday we will email the answer key for the quiz.

Using the great amount of the most recent research which explains the effectiveness of association, review, and testing for maximizing the efficiency of learning we have developed an efficient method for learning and retaining new information – in this instance vocabulary words.

We want to help you practice taking control of how YOU create associations for words.  As you become more adept at creating the associations, you should be able to transfer many of these techniques to other material.

We have grouped the words according to the easiest way to associate the words with external cues which will enable you to be able to remember the associations easily. The associations we have used in this volume are Word in Word associations and Mnemonic associations.

Word in Word associations are instances of words that have the meaning of the word revealed in the word itself.  An example would be:

ALIENATE = ESTRANGE - CUT OFF - TURN AWAY

          You treat someone like he or she is an alien.
          [You create ALIENS out of friends when you behave badly.]      

        She alienated many of the apple growers in the audience when she spoke of the benefits of eating oranges.   

As you can see, with a bit of prompting the student can make an identifying connection between the meaning of the word and the meaning cue in the word.

 With Mnemonic words we have also created associations using the auditory, visual, and pairing qualities of words to create an easily remembered association between an external word or fact and the word.  Examples of this would be:

GREGARIOUS           SOCIABLE                OUTGOING              GARRULOUS   

                    [GREGGARY, and RUSS get together and party.] 

                Her gregarious spirit won her many friends throughout high school.                                 

GRIMACE               SCOWL          FROWN         CRINGE                  

                    [You would have a GRIM FACE when you get maced.]

                 Her broken leg made her grimace in pain.                   

GROTESQUE            STRANGE                WEIRD           BIZARRE                

                    [If a person GROWS TUSKS they are grotesque.]

              The grotesque display of violence was shocking.

In the future, we will be offering memory, reading, device management, and study tips.

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