Good, but needs improvement. This app would be unstoppable IF you could first: 1. Hear the word 2. See the word in a sentence. I'm a big fan of context clues and it would help me remember the words I don't already know. Also, using context clues is a great tool to utilize in everyday life, so practicing it here would help start the habit for some. Being able to hear the word helps ensure you're pronouncing it correctly. What's the use in knowing the word if you can't say it properly?
Pretty good vocab app I just took the GRE the other day, so I'm updating my review. I scored 166 (96th percentile) on the verbal portion, and this app played a role in my preparation for it. Results may vary, of course, and I usually perform quite well on these tests anyway. Nonetheless, there were many words here that I wasn't comfortable with prior to using the app, and that had changed by the time I took the test. If you want to build your vocabulary to prepare for the GRE, then this app is certainly worth your time.
Helps you remember words for later usage! This is a rare feat. I generally read the definition of the words only to forget them later. But not with this great app! Then why the 4 stars out of 5. Well, I've used oxford dictionary in the past and found that a few definitions on this app are not exactly accurate, though their usage is given correctly. But would still recommend it as it is one of the best vocab builder apps out there with a gaming feature as well. Loved that.
Excellent format. There's no frills. You pick the vocabulary you need to study based on your needs: GRE, SAT, or TOEFL. It's very convenient. My only criticism is that you pick between 3 different categories within each test : easy, moderate and advanced. Within each category, you start with 10 words, then it goes up to 100 words. That would be fine except that it's 100 different words. It's not like you had already learned 90 words and then you added 10 more at the end of each section. Bottom Line: simple, intuitive and convenient. However, the science behind helping you memorize words is not applied.
Love learning? You'll love this. Great refresher for words we learned in school but may not often use. Great way to expand our vocabulary. I do agree the definitions are limited. Many words can be used in several ways. The limited definition does make for a great, quick, time killing app though. There's always the dictionary for a full definition of any confusing word.
So helpful After taking a practice GRE, it was painfully clear that I needed to improve my vocabulary! This app is fantastic so far. The GRE words are divided into 3 categories; basic, intermediate, and advanced. Each category is divided into separate levels - which makes it feel more like a game, while making the words easier to manage. I love that when you miss a word, you are given that word (at random) until you 'master' it. It seems so simple, but the app really helps you learn these new words super quick
• We've added audio pronunciations! Tap the speaker icon on the back of the card to hear how the vocab word is pronounced. Note: an internet connection is required to use this feature.
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