I really don’t like sushi, its taste reminds me of the smell of rotting carp floating on Sandusky Bay in the waning days of summer. I had enough rotting carp growing up, thank you.
But his is not your standard seaweed saturated sushi — this is VocabSushi, no seaweed here, just words to learn and, better yet, learning to use them correctly. You can choose your vocabulary level (I choose GRE — Graduate Records Exam ) and try the first twenty questions free. If you want to proceed and run the gamut, you have to sign up. But, no worries mate. This site smacks of academia — I don’t imagine they’re loose with your email address, ya know what I mean? You can see your name on the leaderboard if you’re good enough. You won’t see mine because I had to stop and write this or you would have not have had a newsletter today. I was 20 for 20 and soaring when I had to quit. I could have been at the top of the leaderboard like Tiger Woods — er not him — like Jack Nicholson? Honey, I’m home.
Enough of my rambling prose. I’m going to call in the reigning king of VocabSushi to give you his spiel and tell you more about this site.
VocabSushi is the premier Website for anyone looking to learn vocabulary and have fun doing it. It is ideal for students studying for standardized tests, and is also perfect for anyone looking to expand his or her vocabulary to communicate more precisely. We invite you to learn more about how the site works, read our FAQ, but most importantly, sign up for free to check out all the features.
The VocabSushi Method
When you learned English, you did not sit down with 1,000 flash cards. Instead, you listened to people talk or read stories and whenever you encountered a word you didn’t recognize, you deduced its meaning based on the context of the sentence. Why should that learning process be any different now?
The VocabSushi philosophy believes you can learn the meanings of words faster, more accurately and more efficiently by reading through sentences rather than just trying to memorize definitions. Many words, for example, commonly appear with other words – such as “an egregious error” or “an intrepid reporter” – which can clue the reader in on the word’s appropriate usage as well as its general meaning.
Based on this philosophy, VocabSushi provides thousands of sentences that demonstrate any vocab word’s contemporary usage in news articles. Compared to the brute force method of flashcard definitions, a deeper understanding of the word can be attained simply by reading several interesting sentences that contain that word…”
So there you have it. If you’re like me then you know that the most powerful things on this ravaged planet are words — words can start wars, words can bring peace, words can initiate friendship, words can end friendships. Words are powerful things and the more words you know the better off you’ll be. Capiche?
Happy vocabulary building!