three months people will start listening to you with double the
as you stop fumbling completely
news: You do not have to learn long word lists by rote
fact the process is so easy that you own them even without realizing
| I was thrilled with the Demo version itself. But, when I saw the final version, I realized how much fun it can be to learn words.
The best part of WordMentor is the combination of learning and playing. I think, ideally, one should do learning during exams and playing for rest of the life.
Though I used it for my GRE (by the way, I scored 710 on the verbal and THANKS!!!), I can see how it can help anyone interested in any aspect of the language.
Congrats for a perfect product!
a student, appearing for the competitive exams like GRE, GMAT or SAT, you
already know how much preparation is required to get the best out of the
my GRE, I spent 8 months on the verbal, 1 month on the Analytical and 10
days on the quantitative.
what do you feel will be your toughest problem with the verbal section?
the vocabulary is the toughest part of preparation.
is not that there is no resource to learn words. But they all have some
problems. Personally, I learned words from five vocabulary books and a
vocabulary books were very good to fix the word. They have so many exercises
on each word that you will never forget a word after learning.
biggest problem with the vocabulary books was that
had only a few words (I had to learn from 5 of them)
they were not designed for the GRE, GMAT or SAT.
lists had all the words and were made specifically for the GRE. But, they
forced me to learn by rote. I was pretty good at it but still found it
just could not remember half the words
two days of completing the list
revised more than 10 times and still did not remember many words.
While doing my Ph.D, I really wished I retained those
words as that is when I saw the real need for a good vocabulary.
the way, there was another funny problem that I faced while taking the
GRE. All the books and lists only covered those words that they thought
would be difficult for Americans. But, there used to be many words in the
exam that are easy for them but are extremely difficult for me (I would
say an average Indian students).
I used to find many questions (say antonyms) where I would know the main
word (as it was covered in the books that I read) but not know what the
choices meant (as designers of the books felt that those were very easy)
desperately needed a tool that would teach me
so called "easy words"
they were easy for a native English speaker not for me
even after so 5 years, students are going through the same inefficient
process to learn words. But, there is a difference. You have a dedicated
team of people who went through this process themselves and understand
the merits and demerits of each and every method of word building.
has the merits of all the previous systems
discards all their demerits;
adds a lot more that is only possible because of the technology
number of exercises of a vocabulary book The
beauty of learning from these is the sheer number of exercises and the
tests they have on each word. The good ones ensure that you own the few
words that they cover (probably two to four hundred).
of words in a word list These are all
the words that you ever want to know. They run literally in to thousands.
But, they are typically just the words and the meanings and hence are very
difficult to learn and remember
time tables designed for a competitive exam
other tools which are built for improving language skills only, WordMentor
has several sections that help you crack the vocabulary sections of competitive
software that identifies your weak spots like a teacher Now
a personal tutor alone would tell you your weakest spots, makes you revise
more. In effect, tutor knows that the way you learn words is different
from that of anybody else.
of words of all difficulty levels: We
worked with a set of students who studied in non-English medium. Identified
words that they found difficult and added them in our lists. You do not
find these anywhere else.
one sentence, we wanted to create a word-builder that has the positives
of all the existing methods
has several thousand words like a word list,
least several exercises on each of the words like a vocabulary book
an intelligent program that coaches you for the exams.
are taken through word learning in a natural process:
start with the "learning" section: This
is where you find a set of 10 words. First you will see them in a context
and get to guess its meaning. Then, you will go through several exercises.
The program keeps track of your performance and stores the words that you
need to revisit again separately. These are called Flash Cards.
have words at three different layers of difficulty and you will cover over
3000 words in more than 300 sessions.
have a "revise" section: You can revise
any section that you want or allow the program to make dynamic sessions
with your weak words.
creates a dynamic session for YOU
your weak words
does it until you master all the words.
learn/revise many words while playing an interesting game
things don't get any better than that
will be introduced to fun fascinating world of the English language through
the "Library" section. These articles
do everything possible to convert a game to a passion. At this time, you
may find that word building is only for clearing the exam. But it is there
in the exam because it is very important for your career growth.
need to develop your vocabulary skills passionately and the Library section
shows you all the interesting ways of doing it
in the tools section,
You can add any word that you find interesting and that is not there in
and courses teach you a set of words and leave you there
CD lets you build your own word bank throughout your life
that is what you will get: The entire spectrum of vocabulary building built
in the tradition of Placementor.com products, it is complete, practical, easy to
learn system. We actually built it for students. But, surprisingly 40%
of our beta version products were bought by corporate as they felt their
employees needed it.
of the biggest GRE coaching institutes has added it to their curriculum!