I recommend a book called Verbal Advantage.nanali said:I am trying to prepare for the upcoming PCAT and would like to know if there's a book of vocabulary for me to study. I know verbal will be the hardest section for me, thanks
I recommend using a book like this, & also READING A LOT and looking up words & phrases that are new or unfamiliar to you. Sign up for the New York Times online (www.nytimes.com) & the Washington Post online (www.washingtonpost.com). Their writing standards are probably higher than your city's paper's are - I know they write on a higher level than the Phila. Inquirer does. When you come across a word you don't really know, just go to Webster's website (www.m-w.com) & look it up. I think reading is just as important as straight-up studying vocabulary words, because of the reading comprehension & sentence completions sections within the verbal portions on the PCAT & other standardized tests. You have to not only know the word itself, but you also have to have seen a couple of examples of how it's used in a sentence. I owe my performance in the verbal portions on standardized tests to the fact that I grew up reading almost all the time.chloejane said:I really like a book called Word Power by Kaplan. It gives something like 50 lessons with a selection of words, sentences using them in context, pronounciation of the more difficult ones, and little quizzes/exercises at the end of each chapter to test yourself. It also divides the book into a couple of sections for the easier, tougher, and really obscure words.
But anyway, I found that to be very helpful! (especially since I feel my vocab is really pathetic!-at least compared to my family!)