Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Word Smart: How to Build an Educated Vocabulary” as Want to Read:
Word Smart: How to Build an Educated Vocabulary
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Word Smart: How to Build an Educated Vocabulary

by
3.95  ·  Rating Details  ·  84 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Knowing which words to use and how to use them is key to communicating accurately and effectively. That’s why more than one million people have used this book to improve their vocabularies.

To find out which words you absolutely need to know, The Princeton Review researched the vocabularies of educated adults by analyzing major newspapers and books and focusing on the word
...more
Paperback, Fourth Edition, 400 pages
Published August 29th 2006 by Princeton Review (first published July 25th 1995)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Word Smart, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Word Smart

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 292)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Scott
Sep 14, 2009 Scott rated it really liked it
This is not really a book that you will want to read from cover to cover, but instead keep it by your bedside and pick up between whatever you happen to be reading at the time. Browse a few of the 1500 + words, abbreviations, and technical terms and you may discover something you never knew before. I'm particularly fond of querulous. Words are a powerful tool.
Nick Wright
Jan 24, 2016 Nick Wright rated it really liked it
This "book" acts more of a textbook than a novel but I would recommend it to anyone inspired to maximize their lexicon. The key to this book is to take your time and put in the work. If you superciliously read this book you will learn nothing. Albeit, this book did take a while to complete, it was quite the useful resource.
Stacey
Apr 25, 2016 Stacey rated it really liked it
I always debate about whether or by these books gel or hurt students?
Kristin
Apr 25, 2008 Kristin rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Word-lovers
Shelves:
I am not really "reading" this book. When I have time riffle through it. It is fun to me to learn new words.
Xareny
Nov 21, 2013 Xareny rated it really liked it
Good book to learn new words, correct your spelling, and pronunciation!
Shurronne
Jul 23, 2011 Shurronne rated it liked it
Excellent!
Luis
Dec 06, 2012 Luis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
good book
Kristen Curtis
Kristen Curtis marked it as to-read
Jul 25, 2016
Vivien
Vivien added it
Jul 23, 2016
Shara Taylor
Shara Taylor rated it it was amazing
Jul 21, 2016
marina corinne butler
marina corinne butler marked it as to-read
Jul 15, 2016
Amy Morrid
Amy Morrid rated it really liked it
Jul 15, 2016
Rex
Rex added it
Jul 11, 2016
Holly
Holly added it
Jul 11, 2016
Rajinder Ahluwalia
Rajinder Ahluwalia marked it as to-read
Jul 11, 2016
Brooke Lynch
Brooke Lynch marked it as to-read
Jul 04, 2016
Tien Taylor
Tien Taylor marked it as to-read
Jul 13, 2016
Arash Ashrafzadeh
Arash Ashrafzadeh marked it as to-read
Jun 24, 2016
Hugh
Hugh marked it as to-read
Jun 19, 2016
Tara
Tara marked it as to-read
Jun 03, 2016
Josie
Josie marked it as to-read
Jun 01, 2016
Tirtha Kharel
Tirtha Kharel marked it as to-read
May 27, 2016
Bonnie
Bonnie rated it really liked it
May 22, 2016
AlexisL
AlexisL is currently reading it
May 17, 2016
Saima Khan
Saima Khan marked it as to-read
May 16, 2016
Mahesh
Mahesh marked it as to-read
May 16, 2016
Tra
Tra added it
May 15, 2016
Josephine Lee
Josephine Lee marked it as to-read
May 13, 2016
Amani Al-shehri
Amani Al-shehri marked it as to-read
May 01, 2016
David
David marked it as to-read
Apr 20, 2016
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Songs of a Sourdough
  • Verve: The Sound of America
  • Another Planet: A Year in the Life of a Suburban High School
  • Communicate With Confidence!
  • The Backwoods of Canada
  • Style on a Shoestring
  • Brain Building in Just 12 Weeks
  • Cinematherapy: The Girl's Guide to Movies for Every Mood
  • Painless Grammar
  • Ways with Words: Language, Life and Work in Communities and Classrooms
  • Hypnotic Writing: How to Seduce and Persuade Customers with Only Your Words
  • How to Read Buildings: A Crash Course in Architectural Styles
  • English Grammar for Dummies
  • The Write-Brain Workbook
  • 30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary
  • High School Confidential: Secrets of an Undercover Student
  • Selling 101: What Every Successful Sales Professional Needs to Know
  • One Hundred and One Famous Poems: With a Prose Supplement

Share This Book