Confessions of a High School Word Nerd

Confessions of a High School Word Nerd

Laugh Your Gluteus* Off and Increase Your SAT Verbal Score

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Written by: Colleen Kinder

Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143038368
  • 224 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult


Effortlessly acquire an SAT vocabulary through hilarious high school essays

Every year, 9 million American students expend large amounts of time and energy preparing for proficiency and entrance exams like the SAT, ACT, PSAT, and SSAT with a heap of vocabulary flash cards and a fat volume of repetitive practice tests. Each one of them, along with their parents and teachers, wishes that there was a less painful way to prepare for test day. There is, and this book is the solution: a collection of ten well-written, entertaining essays by recent college-graduates-turned-writers that honestly and amusingly recount wild, traumatizing, and hilarious high-school events, using common SAT words as a study tool.
(*gluteus: any of the large muscles of the buttocks; esp: gluteus maximus)

Table of Contents

Confessions of a High School Word NerdIntroduction

1. Confessions of a Diligent Kisser
Laure de Vulpillieres

2. Confessions of a Rebel Trombonist
Chris Heaney

3. Confessions of a Road Hazard
Colleen Kinder

4. Confessions of a Summer-Camp Junkie
Chris Rovzar

5. Confessions of a Vagabond Swimmer
Arianne Cohen

6. Confessions of a Running Disaster
Tom Miller

7. Confessions of an Insane Intern
Kara Loewentheil

8. Confessions of a Ghetto Soccer Star
Lauren Keane

9. Confessions of a Homeschooler
Timothy Michael Cooper

10. Confessions of a Pigsty Prankster
Dave Finney