Notecards, study guides, computer programs, expensive tutors…All great tools, but let’s be honest — there’s room for improvement here. None of these methods could really be described as “painless.” They’re all what I consider “brute force” memorization techniques, and as a result, most of us resist them in one way or another. Maybe it’s through procrastination; maybe it’s morphed into an active dislike of the subject. Either way, wouldn’t it be nice if there were an easier way?
…You’re sick of flashcards
…You’re sick of study guides
…You’re sick of expensive courses & tutors
Vocabbett utilizes unique, research-backed strategies to improve your vocabulary. Mimicking how your brain learned its native tongue, I specialize in creating vocabulary-rich content where you encounter new words in context. I believe we instinctively fight traditional learning methods — like flashcards and study guides — because they’re not how our brain has been trained to learn language. No one put flashcards in your crib! You acquired most of your vocabulary by simply encountering the words in the stories of life. (This is the same reason why immersion is the easiest way to learn a new language, by the way — it mimics how your brain learned its native tongue.) This is why I believe contextual, story-based learning is the best way to improve your English vocabulary, too.
…know you’re well-prepared for 3/4ths of the SAT (everything but math!)
…know you have a strong, rich vocabulary that will serve you into college
…save a fortune (in both money and time!) on tutors and courses
A uniquely engaging program where students improve their vocabulary and prepare for the SAT — without complaining!
Hi Ms. Abbett,
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“My 16-year-old daughter attended a Vocabbett workshop and absolutely loved it! Erica utilizes fun but highly effective methods of building and sustaining a student’s vocabulary. She has a high-energy, highly contagious personality that high schoolers seem to find awfully charming, which she uses to make sure all the students get involved… The biggest surprise was that Vocabbett is such a departure from the drudgery of traditional preparatory programs. It’s short and focused but the benefits will last a lifetime, well beyond the SAT.”
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THE VAULTAs a Vocabbett VIP, you receive access to the entire vault of Vocabbett’s digital resources, including etymology videos, mindset tricks, vocabulary-boosting short stories, a digital copy of “Ahead of Her Time”, the backlist of podcast accompaniments, and more!BI-WEEKLY PODCAST ACCOMPANIMENTSTwice a week, you’ll receive email accompaniments to the Vocabbett podcast. Studies show that the more senses you incorporate, the more effective your learning, so seeing the text in addition to hearing it can double your learning potential! EXCLUSIVE WORKSHOPSIntimidated by the SAT essay? Don’t worry. Vocabbett workshops tackle common pain points just like this. With a new workshop every summer, the subject of 2020’s is “The Art of the Essay,” and it takes you through exactly how to master the SAT essay.MEMBERS-ONLY SAVINGSVocabbett members receive discounts on all physical products sold through Vocabbett.com. This includes the Vocab-It card game, a wildly fun way to master 100+ high-frequency SAT words. DONATE A MEMBERSHIPFor the month of June, Vocabbett will donate one annual Vocabbett membership to a student in need for every annual membership purchased.
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A former English and history teacher, I founded Vocabbett to help students improve their vocabulary…and actually enjoy the process!
With a background in traveling and languages — I spent years studying abroad across Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East throughout high school and college — I am well-acquainted with what works and what doesn’t when it comes to language acquisition.
The way I see it, improving your English vocabulary is little different than learning a new language. The quickest way to accomplish it is through immersion, which is why my method utilizes a storytelling-based, “immersion” method — replacing foreign words with “big” English ones!
I am so glad you asked! The SAT may not have a section explicitly labeled “vocabulary,” but you’ll be hard-pressed to succeed on 3/4ths of the test without a vast knowledge of the English language! The four sections of the SAT are: Reading, Writing and Language, Math, and the (optional) Essay. It will be difficult to traverse the Reading section if you don’t know what the words mean, and the “Writing and Language” section actually does have an explicit vocabulary component. Moreover, you can be quite certain that the people scoring your essay are paying close attention to your word choice, as well! Vocabulary is a foundational building block for 3/4ths of the SAT.
If it were me, I’d talk to my parents about getting a Vocabbett membership around 8th or 9th grade. It’s around this time that your vocabulary will start to naturally stagnate outside the academic environment, so by introducing Vocabbett at this time, you’re able to keep your brain learning the way it learned the majority of your native tongue — through repeated, incidental impressions!
I cannot thank you enough for partnering with me to donate a Vocabbett membership to a student who might not otherwise be able to afford it.
If you have a specific recipient in mind, that’s great! I will simply ask you to fill in their contact information after checkout.
Otherwise, your purchase of an annual membership will automatically create a “full ride” Vocabbett scholarship.
Studying for the SAT doesn’t have to be hard, painful, or boring. It can be a weekly part of your life that you look forward to! It can be a podcast at breakfast or a conversation over dinner.
You deserve to enjoy your education, and I’m here to help make that happen.
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