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Re: any suggestions to memorize these words?

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Evil v2 wrote:


Hybrid oo7 wrote:


Evil v2 wrote:
NEVER use flash cards. They waste time to make and are completely pointless.
best steps for me to study nearly 100 words in 45 minutes and get the best grade in class:

1. Print out the words with the definitions
2. Fold the paper hot dog style covering the definitions of each word.
3. Study the words while the definitions are uncovered for a while until you know you can get at least 1/2 of them.
4. Close the cover and test yourself to see if you know the definitions.
5. Try to add on to the number you can do until you find there are just a few you have a hard time with.
6. Mark those words on the list and just study those words alone.
7. Throw every word together once you get comfortable and you're done!


Everyone learns different. When I take the time to write anything down, it just helps. And by literally speaking what you are writing down out loud as if you were talking to someone helps. Then shuffle the flash cards and study again.

I love to use my vocabulary but I must admit, the words you are learning I have only used two.



Let me guess:
Conundrum and Redundant


Nope, languid and sycophant. Nah, I'm just joshing you. You were right with conundrum and redundant.

Although I can disagree with you. I did not run into those words in his vocab list in high school. Now I believe some odd words have presented itself in my Elements of an Arugment text. However, I do not expect less from an higher education text.
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Re: any suggestions to memorize these words?

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Evil v2 wrote:


sthpark7791 wrote:


future_gohan wrote:


Hybrid oo7 wrote:


Evil v2 wrote:
NEVER use flash cards. They waste time to make and are completely pointless.
best steps for me to study nearly 100 words in 45 minutes and get the best grade in class:

1. Print out the words with the definitions
2. Fold the paper hot dog style covering the definitions of each word.
3. Study the words while the definitions are uncovered for a while until you know you can get at least 1/2 of them.
4. Close the cover and test yourself to see if you know the definitions.
5. Try to add on to the number you can do until you find there are just a few you have a hard time with.
6. Mark those words on the list and just study those words alone.
7. Throw every word together once you get comfortable and you're done!


Everyone learns different. When I take the time to write anything down, it just helps. And by literally speaking what you are writing down out loud as if you were talking to someone helps. Then shuffle the flash cards and study again.

I love to use my vocabulary but I must admit, the words you are learning I have only used two.


our teacher makes us learn extremely weird words. I've only used/do use like 5 out of the 200 words he's given us. So I don't really know, I'll never see most of the words again after this year.


Don't worry, you'll see them again. Maybe not when you reach the 9th or 10th grade but when you start taking the big lang. and lit classes, you'll see them



Having fun are you? Smiley Tongue

Nothing like some forum fun right before hitting the hay, eh?



Haha exactly. I'm about to turn in also... then again maybe not

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I like to break them down and stuff.
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Re: any suggestions to memorize these words?

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Hybrid oo7 wrote:


Evil v2 wrote:


Hybrid oo7 wrote:


Evil v2 wrote:
NEVER use flash cards. They waste time to make and are completely pointless.
best steps for me to study nearly 100 words in 45 minutes and get the best grade in class:

1. Print out the words with the definitions
2. Fold the paper hot dog style covering the definitions of each word.
3. Study the words while the definitions are uncovered for a while until you know you can get at least 1/2 of them.
4. Close the cover and test yourself to see if you know the definitions.
5. Try to add on to the number you can do until you find there are just a few you have a hard time with.
6. Mark those words on the list and just study those words alone.
7. Throw every word together once you get comfortable and you're done!


Everyone learns different. When I take the time to write anything down, it just helps. And by literally speaking what you are writing down out loud as if you were talking to someone helps. Then shuffle the flash cards and study again.

I love to use my vocabulary but I must admit, the words you are learning I have only used two.



Let me guess:
Conundrum and Redundant


Nope, languid and sycophant. Nah, I'm just joshing you. You were right with conundrum and redundant.

Although I can disagree with you. I did not run into those words in his vocab list in high school. Now I believe some odd words have presented itself in my Elements of an Arugment text. However, I do not expect less from an higher education text.



I was reading that and saying to myself: "So he knows those weird ass words but not conundrum and redundant ."

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sthpark7791 wrote:


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No. I don't think I said that. >_>;;

I'm in the 10th. >__0;;




Oops. my apologies then. No offense, but your posts don't show it :/


Reallly now? Oh well, I guess I have grammar issues. lol
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how come you have a microsoft word window open behind the notepad window... and the notepad window has the same text as what's in the word window, but contains a bunch of misspellings?




IMO, learning the root of the word would help the most.


Languid - related to language
redundant - redo (doesn't have to be accurate Smiley Tongue)
sycophant - describes a person's behavior
conundrum - undrum = complicated (as to not being solvable)
Diabtibe - with a word this strange, it's hard not to remember it lol
malaise - mal = bad
misantrhope - mis = miserable, trhope = enthusiast
narcissism - ism = belief or religion (worshipping oneself?)
paradigm = kinda obscure ... it's a more simple word though, shouldn't pose too much of an issue
tacturn - tactile? ... suppose that's not helpful...


but 7 out of 10 words that have recognizeable base structures ain't too shabby...


I'd also suggest taking some basic latin... would make learning new words and figuring out other words much easier
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multimediaman wrote:
how come you have a microsoft word window open behind the notepad window... and the notepad window has the same text as what's in the word window, but contains a bunch of misspellings?




IMO, learning the root of the word would help the most.


Languid - related to language
redundant - redo (doesn't have to be accurate Smiley Tongue)
sycophant - describes a person's behavior
conundrum - undrum = complicated (as to not being solvable)
Diabtibe - with a word this strange, it's hard not to remember it lol
malaise - mal = bad
misantrhope - mis = miserable, trhope = enthusiast
narcissism - ism = belief or religion (worshipping oneself?)
paradigm = kinda obscure ... it's a more simple word though, shouldn't pose too much of an issue
tacturn - tactile? ... suppose that's not helpful...


but 7 out of 10 words that have recognizeable base structures ain't too shabby...


I'd also suggest taking some basic latin... would make learning new words and figuring out other words much easier

The notpad was my quick writing from my notebook, my word is my more accurate def's. lol

Thanks for the help.


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Re: any suggestions to memorize these words?

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make a song out of them, heh.
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If you want to memorize something, try to involve it into your everyday life.  Try using the words whenever possible.  Kinda the same with learning a new language.

^^^ That was way to complex of a decent sentence (holy **bleep** I'm doing it again). 


Raoul Duke: There's a uh, big machine in the sky, some kind of, I dunno, electric snake, coming straight at us.
Dr. Gonzo: Shoot it.
Duke: Not yet, I want to study its habits.
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chickenmaster wrote:
If you want to memorize something, try to involve it into your everyday life.  Try using the words whenever possible.  Kinda the same with learning a new language.

^^^ That was way to complex of a decent sentence (holy **bleep** I'm doing it again). 




Doing what again exactly? =0
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