Gre Vocab Capacity

Author: Vince Kotchian
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1477650555
Release Date: 2012-06-12
Genre: Study Aids

2015 version published on 12/29/14. Need a good way to remember that the word "prodigal" means "wasteful"? Just think ofprada gal - a girl who spends all of her money on designer clothes. Brian McElroy (Harvard, '02) and Vince Kotchian (Boston College, '97), two of San Diego's most sought after test-prep tutors, provide a series of clever, unconventional, and funny memory devices aimed toward helping you to improve your vocabulary and remember words long-term so that you don't ever forget their meanings. Brian and Vince, combined, have been tutoring the test for over 20 years. They have analyzed all available official GRE tests to select the words that appear in this book. The vocabulary words in this book are best suited for students at a 9th-grade level or above. The words in this edition are specifically targeted toward the GRE exam, but they are also helpful for students who are preparing for other standardized tests such as the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, GMAT, LSAT or MCAT, or anyone at any age who simply wants to improve his/her knowledge of English vocabulary. Disclaimer: a few of our mnemonics might not be appropriate for kids – some contain adult language or situations. Over 950 of the words in this book appear in our other mnemonics book,SAT Vocab Capacity. So if you're easily offended, the SAT version might be a better choice. Why This Book Is Different If you're studying for the GRE, SAT, or for any other standardized test that measures your vocabulary, you may be feeling a little bit anxious – especially if you've taken a practice test and encountered words you didn't know (or maybe never even saw before)! Whether you have seven days or seven months to prepare for the test, you're going to want to boost your vocabulary. But it's not that simple – you've got to remember the words you learn. And on many GRE text completion and sentence equivalence questions, getting the right answer comes down to knowing the precise definition of the words. You could make vocabulary flashcards. You could look up words you don't know. You could read a book with lots of big words. But unless you give your brain a way to hold on to the words you learn, it will probably have a harder time remembering them when they appear on the test. That's the problem with most vocabulary books: the definitions and sentences in the books aren't especially memorable. That's where this book is different. We've not only clearly defined the words but we've also created sentences designed to help you remember the words through a variety of associations - using mnemonics. Mnemonic Examples A mnemonic is just a memory device. It works by creating a link in your brain to something else, so that recall of one thing helps recall of the other. This can be done in many ways – but the strongest links are through senses, emotions, rhymes, and patterns. Consider this example: Quash (verb): to completely stop from happening. Think: squash. The best way to quash an invasion of ants in your kitchen is simple: squash them. Now your brain has a link from the word quash (which it may not have known) to the word squash (which it probably knows). Both words sound and look the same, so it's easy to create a visual and aural link. If you picture someone squashing ants (and maybe get grossed out), you also have another visual link and an emotional link. Here's another example: Eschew (verb): to avoid. Think: ah-choo! Eschew people who say "ah-choo!" unless you want to catch their colds. The word eschew sounds similar to a sneeze (ah-choo!), so your brain will now link the two sounds. If you picture yourself avoiding someone who is about to sneeze in your face, even better! Again, the more connections you make in your brain to the new word, th

Official GRE Super Power Pack 2 E

Author: Educational Testing Service
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9781260011425
Release Date: 2017-04-07
Genre:

Save money and get total official GRE® test preparation with this 3-book bundle from the test maker! This Power Pack includes three Official Guides: - The Official Guide to the GRE, 3rd edition - Official GRE Quantitative Reasoning Questions, Volume 1, Second Edition - Official GRE Verbal Reasoning Questions, Volume 1, Second Edition This Official GRE® Super Power Pack 2017 Edition provides key information and the practice you need to do your best on the GRE General Test. For less than what you would pay for each book separately, the bundle packages The Official Guide to the GRE® General Test, 3rd Edition; Official GRE Verbal Reasoning Practice Questions, Volume 1; and Official Quantitative Reasoning Practice Questions, Volume 1. This essential resource features four, complete, real GRE tests, hundreds of authentic GRE practice questions with answers and explanations, descriptions of every question type, with valuable question-answering tips and test-taking strategies to use in your GRE test preparation. Only ETS can show you exactly what to expect on the test. So for in-depth GRE test preparation and intensive practice at a money-saving price, this bundle is your best choice! The Official GRE® Super Power Pack offers: • Significant savings over purchasing each book separately • Everything you need to know about the test, direct from the test maker • 4 complete, real GRE tests – 2 in the book and 2 online • 600 real practice exam questions, many with detailed answer explanations • The test maker’s own tips for answering each question type • Scored sample Analytical Writing essay responses and reader commentary • Access to GRE POWERPREP® Online • eBook content that is fully accessible for individuals with disabilities

Archaeological Perspectives on Warfare on the Great Plains

Author: Andrew Clark
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
ISBN: 9781607326700
Release Date: 2018-05-15
Genre: Social Science

The Great Plains has been central to academic and popular visions of Native American warfare, largely because the region’s well-documented violence was so central to the expansion of Euroamerican settlement. However, social violence has deep roots on the Plains beyond this post-Contact perception, and these roots have not been systematically examined through archaeology before. War was part, and perhaps an important part, of the process of ethnogenesis that helped to define tribal societies in the region, and it affected many other aspects of human lives there. In Archaeological Perspectives on Warfare on the Great Plains, anthropologists who study sites across the Plains critically examine regional themes of warfare from pre-Contact and post-Contact periods and assess how war shaped human societies of the region. Contributors to this volume offer a bird’s-eye view of warfare on the Great Plains, consider artistic evidence of the role of war in the lives of indigenous hunter-gatherers on the Plains prior to and during the period of Euroamerican expansion, provide archaeological discussions of fortification design and its implications, and offer archaeological and other information on the larger implications of war in human history. Bringing together research from across the region, this volume provides unprecedented evidence of the effects of war on tribal societies. Archaeological Perspectives on Warfare on the Great Plains is a valuable primer for regional warfare studies and the archaeology of the Great Plains as a whole. Contributors: Peter Bleed, Richard R. Drass, David H. Dye, John Greer, Mavis Greer, Eric Hollinger, Ashley Kendell, James D. Keyser, Albert M. LeBeau III, Mark D. Mitchell, Stephen M. Perkins, Bryon Schroeder, Douglas Scott, Linea Sundstrom, Susan C. Vehik

Medieval Misogyny and the Invention of Western Romantic Love

Author: R. Howard Bloch
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226059901
Release Date: 2009-02-15
Genre: Social Science

Until now the advent of Western romantic love has been seen as a liberation from—or antidote to—ten centuries of misogyny. In this major contribution to gender studies, R. Howard Bloch demonstrates how similar the ubiquitous antifeminism of medieval times and the romantic idealization of woman actually are. Through analyses of a broad range of patristic and medieval texts, Bloch explores the Christian construction of gender in which the flesh is feminized, the feminine is aestheticized, and aesthetics are condemned in theological terms. Tracing the underlying theme of virginity from the Church Fathers to the courtly poets, Bloch establishes the continuity between early Christian antifeminism and the idealization of woman that emerged in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. In conclusion he explains the likely social, economic, and legal causes for the seeming inversion of the terms of misogyny into those of an idealizing tradition of love that exists alongside its earlier avatar until the current era. This startling study will be of great value to students of medieval literature as well as to historians of culture and gender.

5 lb Book of GRE Practice Problems

Author: Manhattan Prep
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781941234525
Release Date: 2015-06-02
Genre: Study Aids

Manhattan Prep’s 5 lb. Book of GRE Practice Problems is an essential resource for students of any level who are preparing for the GRE revised General Exam. Recently updated to more closely reflect the nuances of the GRE exam, this book offers more than 1,800 questions across 33 chapters and online to provide students with comprehensive practice. Developed by our expert instructors, the problems in this book are sensibly grouped into practice sets and mirror those found on the GRE in content, form, and style. Students can build fundamental skills in math and verbal through targeted practice while easy-to-follow explanations and step-by-step applications help cement their understanding of the concepts tested on the GRE. In addition, students can take their practice to the next level with online question banks that provide realistic, computer-based practice to better simulate the GRE test-taking experience. Purchase of this book includes access to an online video introduction, online banks of GRE practice problems, and the GRE Challenge Problem Archive.

GMAT Prep Course

Author: Jeff Kolby
Publisher: Nova Press
ISBN: 9781889057194
Release Date: 2016-07-20
Genre: Study Aids

Comprehensive, Rigorous Prep for the New GMAT. Every year students pay as much as $1,000 to test prep companies to prepare for the GMAT. Now you can get the same preparation in a book. GMAT Prep Course provides the equivalent of a 2-month, 50-hour course. Although the GMAT is a difficult test, it is a very learnable test. GMAT Prep Course presents a thorough analysis of the GMAT and introduces numerous analytic techniques that will help you immensely, not only on the GMAT but in business school as well. Features: * Math: Twenty-two chapters provide comprehensive review of GMAT math. * Integrated Reasoning: Thorough analysis of the new integrated reasoning section. * Logical Reasoning: Discover the underlying simplicity of these problems and learn the tactics the GMAT writers use to obfuscate the answers. * Reading Comprehension: Develop the ability to spot places from which questions are likely to be drawn as you read a passage. (pivotal words, counter-premises, etc.) * Sentence Correction: Comprehensive review of GMAT grammar. * Writing Assessment: Learn how to get top scores on your Analysis of Issue and Analysis of Argument essays. * Mentor Exercises: These exercises provide hints, insight, and partial solutions to ease your transition from seeing GMAT problems solved to solving them on your own.

Word Power Made Easy

Author: Norman Lewis
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307817495
Release Date: 2014-03-18
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The most effective vocabulary builder in the English language provides a simple, step-by-step method that will increase your knowledge and mastery of written and spoken English. Word Power Made Easy does more than just add words to your vocabulary. It teaches ideas and a method of broadening your knowledge as an integral part of the vocabulary building process. Do you always use the right word? Can you pronounce it—and spell it—correctly? Do you know how to avoid illiterate expressions? Do you speak grammatically, without embarrassing mistakes? If the answer to any of these questions is no, you need Word Power Made Easy. Written in a lively, accessible, and timeless style, and loaded with helpful reviews, progress checks, and quizzes to reinforce the material, this classic resource has helped millions learn to speak and write with confidence.

500 Essential Words GRE Vocabulary Flash Cards

Author: Manhattan Prep
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781937707255
Release Date: 2012-07-03
Genre: Study Aids

Manhattan Prep’s GRE Vocabulary Flash Cards go above and beyond other GRE flash cards on the market. Designed help the student develop a lasting understanding of the word in a GRE-relevant context, the backs of all cards contain a word “network” with definitions, usage, synonyms, and more!500 Essential Words is the first in a 2-volume set of GRE flash cards - start with essential words and graduate to advanced vocabulary. Together, the sets comprise the most comprehensive vocabulary study tool on the market.

CliffsNotes Math Review for Standardized Tests 2nd Edition

Author: Jerry Bobrow
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544182721
Release Date: 2012-04-06
Genre: Study Aids

Your guide to a higher math score on standardized tests *SAT ACT® ASVAB GMAT® GRE® CBEST® PRAXIS I® GED® And More! Why CliffsNotes? Go with the name you know and trust Get the information you need–fast! About the Contents: Introduction How to use this book Overview of the exams Part I: Basic Skills Review Arithmetic and Data Analysis Algebra Part II: Strategies and Practice Mathematical Ability Quantitative Comparison Data Sufficiency Each section includes a diagnostic test, explanations of rules, concepts with examples, practice problems with complete explanations, a review test, and a glossary! Test-Prep Essentials from the Experts at CliffsNotes® For more test-prep help, visit CliffsNotes.com® *SAT is a registered trademark of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

Medical Biochemistry E Book

Author: John W Baynes
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781455745814
Release Date: 2014-01-24
Genre: Medical

Brought to you in a thorough yet accessible manner, the new edition of Medical Biochemistry gives access to all of the latest information on basic and clinically focused genetic and molecular biology. Featuring a team of contributors that includes investigators involved in cutting-edge research as well as experienced clinicians, this updated medical textbook offers a unique combination of both research and practice that's ideal for today's problem-based integrated courses. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Relate biochemistry to everyday practice with the help of Clinical Boxes integrated into the text, and access in-depth coverage of important topics - including recent research in biochemistry - through Advanced Concept Boxes. Test your knowledge and improve retention with Active Learning Boxes at the conclusion of each chapter, and quickly review the most common lab tests performed with convenient Clinical Test Boxes. Effectively study the most updated information in biochemistry with the help of a dynamic, full-color design. Better understand the relationship between science and clinical practice with material organized by organ rather than system. Gain a thorough understanding of biomarkers and their uses with brand-new information on the subject. Access today's most recent research regarding Gene Therapy, Proteomics and Recombinant DNA Techniques, Role of Kidney in Metabolism, and Neurochemistry.

Neurology at the Bedside

Author: Daniel Kondziella
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319559919
Release Date: 2017-05-31
Genre: Medical

This updated and expanded new edition takes neurology trainees by the hand and guides them through the whole patient encounter - from an efficient neurological history and bedside examination through to differential diagnosis, diagnostic procedures and treatment. At each step the expert authors point out what is essential and what is not. Since the first edition, which was Highly Commended at the BMA Book Awards, chapters have been thoroughly revised and reflect the essential state-of-the-art knowledge neurologists need to acquire during their training. New graphic material has been added, as have new chapters including neurogenetics, neurorehabilitation, neurocritical care and heuristic neurological reasoning. In addition, this second edition now includes more than 100 unique case histories. Neurology at the Bedside, Second Edition is written for neurologists in all stages of training. Medical students, general practitioners and others with an interest in neurology will also find invaluable information here.

Essays That Will Get You Into Medical School

Author: Liz Albero
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781438092621
Release Date: 2014-06-03
Genre: Study Aids

This updated volume offers vital help to college students who are applying to medical school and are required to write a medical school admissions essay. Extensive advice covers the many do’s and don’ts of writing a successful essay. The authors instruct on organizing ideas, writing a rough draft, then editing and polishing the draft to produce a finished essay for presentation. This new edition offers special focus on subjects relating to questions frequently found on the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test), including information on the new 2015 MCAT. The book concludes with approximately 38 model essays, each followed by a critique. All essays were submitted by applicants who were accepted to their chosen medical schools.

Aesthetics After Finitude

Author: Baylee Brits
Publisher: Re.Press
ISBN: 0980819792
Release Date: 2016-12-30
Genre: Philosophy

Traditionally aesthetics has been associated with phenomenal experience, human apprehension and an appreciation of beauty--the domains in which human cognition is rendered finite. What is an aesthetics that might occur 'after finitude'?