How many words did you learn?

<p>While I don't have time to learn the 3500 word list from Grubers, I will certainly try to learn 1500 by June. How many did you guys learn?</p>

<p>Well, I think I picked up a bunch naturally right after I was born, but I actively memorized maybe a hundred for the SATs using a nice set of flashcards.</p>

<p>I didn't study any vocab. I got a 2130 (710 Verbal, 740 Math, 680 Writing). I know those scores aren't very high, but I hope that helps. If you're not great at vocab and have trouble understanding the logic behind the SAT questions, try the ACT. If you're better at math and science, I think the ACT really is a better test (I got a 34). Hope this helps!</p>

<p>i familiarized myself with about 400-500 words (i only memorized about half of them) before the Jan SAT. Although i got a 730 in CR, i was perfect on the vocab. However, it may have largely been luck (i didn't guess at all, the words that showed up were simply ones that i knew). I really think anything more than a 1000 is excessive. Anything more than 250-500 will probably only provide diminishing returns.</p>

<p>@Sandybeach </p>

<p>That is one good advice. If I had a chance to take ACT in my country, which is not possible actually, I would go for it, since I am a kind of math-and-science guy.</p>

<p>I'd say I studied about 1000, remembered about 200. </p>

<p>I already have a nice vocabulary anyway, thanks to the New Yorker. I know I say this all the time, but it's SUCH a good way to learn words, and laugh at nasty cartoons, and read really really good writing.</p>

<p>Zero. I know quite a few because I'm an avid reader but I didn't study vocab specifically for the SAT. We'll see how it worked out for me this coming Thursday...</p>

<p>250 words./ I think it was enough</p>

<p>Zero. I only missed one sentence completion on the SAT, too.</p>