AdVocab® increases vocabulary while improving spelling, focusing and visual skills. Utilizing 20 different computer programs, the 131 lessons are based on thousands of multi-syllable words not taught in Expressways To Reading®
Words are disassembled and reassembled giving root spellings and definitions and unlocking 1000′s of partner words in the process. It is a learning system which disciplines the mind to think while combining meanings with word forms, often using game formats.
AdVocab® is generally used with teens and adults and is expected to help increase SAT and ACT scores measurably. Since higher vocabulary and word knowledge correspond to higher incomes and better personal relationships, then AdVocab® should be every serious learner’s companion.
Parts A and B of Lesson 1 give an historical background of the English language with interactive questions and answers. The format in lesson 1 is the same used in QuikComp.
Parts C and D of Lesson 1 give an overview of the rest of the lessons in AdVocab® with more interactive questions and answers. If a question is missed, the computer screen will revert to the information portion of the text for that question. The student is able to immediately correct the error and strengthen the learning.
Other early lessons include:
- Words within larger words
- Compound words
- Combining forms
- Prefixes: the fourteen most common prefixes teaching their meanings and applications
(These comprise 82% of the prefixes in the 20,000 most commonly used words in English.)
- Suffixes: most commonly used, their meanings and applications
Later lessons include:
- Prefixes and suffixes not as commonly used
- Roots, an entertaining section on their meanings and applications
- Number words
- Regular multi-syllable words in general use by writers and speakers
- Scientific and technical terms, particularly apropos to those in high school, college or business.
Both AdVocab® and QuikComp® are often used to prepare for SAT/ACT and other college or military entrance exams. There are 155 lessons each taking 30 to 60 minutes to achieve excellence.