surprisingly, listening to music helps a lot. I listen to a lot of hip hop and the artists use a lot of vocab, metaphors, allusions, similies, etc.. after all hip hop is poetry. I also freestyle sometimes, this encourages me to learn a lot of new words since the greater vocab i have, the better freestyles i can spit. I ended up getting a 750 on my CR section (the 2nd time, the first time i got a 680). But when i say hip hop, i mean the good stuff like nas' Illmatic, Eric b and Rakim's Paid in Full, Mos Def and Talib Kweli's Black Star, Biggie Ready to Die, etc.., not the crap that litters the radio stations.