Posted by Maya Atchan on January 31st, 2019
For any student, whether early grades to adult learners, the key to building a successful education starts with the building blocks. Learning and strengthening one’s vocabulary is one of most essential skills that all students need. It’s also one of the skills that can be continually worked on. Here are some ways to improve vocabulary and continue to strengthen this essential skill.
By reading, you are exposed to a constant flow of new words. Reading allows students to see new words, use context clues to define the words and learn how these words can work in practice. The more you read, the more opportunity you have to improve your vocabulary
Building vocabulary is a game of collecting. You are collecting new words. This is why keeping a word list for new words discovered and creating flash cards, is a tried and true way to keep track of the new words. It’s a way to study these words and continually review and access them so they can be employed in your writing and conversations.
USING THE WORDS
Whether it’s in writing or in conversation, challenging yourself to use the new words you’ve learned daily is the best way to remember and master them. The more you use them in actual practice, the more likely they will become part of your base knowledge.
Practicing vocabulary is the key to mastering new words and strengthening one’s overall skills. These methods all encourage constant practice and allows students to be always improving and raising their levels of success.