Like thousands of other high schoolers, I have been studying for the SAT; that horribly tedious, strangely foreboding college admissions test. I’ve found that I get incredibly bored when studying SAT vocabulary words because it feels impossible to memorize the 2,500,000 suggested terms, and I can only distract myself with “Best Song Ever“ for so long before feeling guilty about, well, not actually studying.
So I decided to take a different approach. To learn five vocabulary words, I styled five different pictures inspired by the words’ definitions. It made me really think creatively about the words’ meanings, so much so that I understand them better now than had I just flipped flashcards.
Here are the results! Start studying:
1. pec·cant (adjective): liable to sin
2. zeph·yr (noun): a gentle, mild breeze
3. cache (noun): a hiding place, especially one in the ground, for ammunition, food, treasures
4. ev·a·nes·cent (adjective): vanishing; fading away; fleeting
5. glos·so·la·li·a (noun): incomprehensible speech in an imaginary language, sometimes occurring in a trance state or an episode of religious ecstasy
I won’t be able to take a picture for every single word, but this has at least gotten me started. Good luck in your studies!