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How to memorize words?

Write down the new words you encounter while watching movie, reading novel, or newspaper. Look up their meanings and synonyms in the dictionary. Create your own sentences and review these words periodically until you become familiar with them.

Here are few tips to help you learn new words :

1. When you learn a word, try to create a picture related to the word or its meaning in your mind. This will help in recalling the meaning of word.

2. Incorporate the new words into your speech.

3. When looking for the meaning of a word in dictionary, also look for its secondary meaning and synonyms.

4. Crossword puzzles and scrabble – a great way of increasing your vocabulary.

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03 Jan 2011, 08:31
Hi abssabuj,

Thanks for your posts. I will move your posts to GRE section as GMAT has almost nothing to do with special words. As a non-native English speaker I can say that only 10-20 special words that reflect attitude to text/argument in CR/RC + 100 idioms are worth to learn separately. At the same time GRE is all about words.
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11 Jan 2011, 11:35
I also think that making flashcards are a good way to remember words. You can even put them into a song or add a melody with them. Think back as a child, didn't you find that you could learn things that were repeated over and over again? Also, think of how many song lyrics you know, and how you learned them.
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14 Jan 2011, 15:23
I wrote down unfamiliar Barrons words in a notebook with mneumonics and an example sentence. I kept revising this. I made flashcards of words that I couldnt retain even after 2-3 revisions.

I found flashcards the most effective method in memorising words.
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25 Jan 2011, 21:10
thanks for your comment. i m new here. i dont know a lot of things......but i think i will,.........
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26 Jan 2011, 06:27
abssabuj wrote:
thanks for your comment. i m new here. i dont know a lot of things......but i think i will,.........

When are you planning to take the exam?

I have given the exam twice and based on my experience, learning Barrons words is the foundation to Verbal section. It takes multiple revisions to memorise, but once you are done with that, rest of it is a lot easier.

All the best !
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26 Jan 2011, 06:49
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abssabuj wrote:
thanks for your comment. i m new here. i dont know a lot of things......but i think i will,.........

When are you planning to take the exam?

I have given the exam twice and based on my experience, learning Barrons words is the foundation to Verbal section. It takes multiple revisions to memorise, but once you are done with that, rest of it is a lot easier.

All the best !

i just like to sit for GRE exam next jun 2011. i have complete Barrons GRE wordlist... now some other words from GRE Big Books..... and so on. ...

if you dont mind, may i know your GRE score???
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26 Jan 2011, 07:47
abssabuj wrote:
if you dont mind, may i know your GRE score???

I scored 1310 (740 Q, 570 V, 4.5 AWA) in first attempt and 1520 ( 800 Q, 720 V, 4.5 AWA) in 2nd attempt.

I have posted my GRE debrief in http://gmatclub.com/forum/1520-my-gre-exam-retake-107809.html.
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I scored 1310 (740 Q, 570 V, 4.5 AWA) in first attempt and 1520 ( 800 Q, 720 V, 4.5 AWA) in 2nd attempt.

I have posted my GRE debrief in http://gmatclub.com/forum/1520-my-gre-exam-retake-107809.html.

its really great score............ i wish 1200 plus.........

thanks a lot
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07 Jun 2011, 08:39
I read ten words every day at work, taking little breaks throughout my schedule. Then I would reread them the next day and move on to the next set.
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25 Mar 2012, 06:58
When I was learning these words, I used to write down the words which I couldnt remember in the first attempt and then revise them daily..

It really helped...
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