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How To Learn Vocabulary Words Fast

Learning vocabulary words is an essential, especially for kids who are in school. These vocabulary words are important to improve knowledge and increase vocabulary. Some words are easier to learn while others not. There are some things that you can do to make learning easier.
Follow these tips to help you learn vocabulary words:

Have a schedule for studying. Set a time for studying and make it a point to follow the schedule. It will be best to study the vocabulary words little by little rather by learning them all at once in one go. If there is a quiz or test to study for, start studying a few weeks before the exam. Write down all the vocabulary words on a piece of paper, together with the right spelling and meaning of each word.

Make flash cards with pictures. Create flash cards with pictures. This will make it easier to retain the meaning of the card since it comes with a visual representation. What you can do is write down the word on one side of the card and the definition of the word and a corresponding picture on the other side. Use these flash cards while studying the vocabulary words.

Write the words down. Write down the words over and over. Some people find this trick more useful when learning. Make sure that your child knows the definition for the word while writing. Another activity that you can do is say the definition out loud and ask your child to identify the word. This is good practice for the vocabulary.

Use the words in a sentence. Do this activity as a review for the vocabulary words. Say the word and use it in a meaningful sentence. Using the word in a sentence helps since it practices word association. Doing this will also help remember the meaning of the words.

Study the words little by little. Spread the words to learn throughout the span of the week. Do not try to let yourself learn the words all in one day. Start with a few words the first day of studying and add some words as the week passes. When reviewing, do not forget to include the words that were previously discussed. You will be able to retain the information this way without overloading the information all at once.

These are the tips that you can use if you want to help with learning vocabulary words. These tips are also good for spelling. The important thing is to practice the vocabulary words everyday. Try and use the vocabulary words at home during casual conversations so that the meaning will sink in faster and you can learn it in a quick manner.


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Comment by gigilee on June 30, 2011 at 6:56
just keep on learning and trying different things.
Comment by Mr_Night on June 29, 2011 at 8:45

Hey Gigilee,

Nice tips, I like the one with flash cards, I remember once a teacher said to me, try to have these cards next to your bed, to review it before sleeping. I also Have an idea but yet I did not do it, which is record all the vocab words by your voice on your computer or your mobile or  you can put it in youri pad, any way, the point is to listen to your vocabs every day, and by the end of the week, or month, you can test your self. Dont get sad if you failed writing or knowing one or two, just go on coz it gonna be a long way operation, make it's fuel " fun".


Nice topic!



Comment by puakeng on June 29, 2011 at 5:07
Good suggestions of enhancing vocabulary. Some of them have already been my practice methods. gigilee... thanks so much for sharing..

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