Direct Hits Core Vocabulary focuses on high school vocabulary found in the classroom and on a variety of standardized tests.

If you want to get a great score, and have a fun time learning some really cool words, then Direct Hits is your best choice.
— Aayush Upadhyay, Amazon Reviewer

Does developing a high-level vocabulary need to be a tedious, frustrating task? Direct Hits doesn't think so. Research has shown that a powerful and vibrant vocabulary has a high correlation with success in school, business, the professions, AND standardized tests, including the PSAT, SAT, and AP exams. Direct Hits Core Vocabulary offers a different approach.  This book includes the following features:

  • Selective vocabulary found on recent PSATs, ACTs, and SATs used in context. No more memorizing the definitions of long lists of seemingly random words in a vacuum
  • Relevant, vivid, and memorable examples from literature, historic events, contemporary issues, and pop culture
  • A Fast Review for each chapter, with quick definitions

Formatted as a 6" by 9" paperback book, teens are comfortable carrying the Direct Hits Core Vocabulary book with them to study another word or two when time permits. Building on the success of previous five editions, the authors of Direct Hits Core Vocabulary - 6th Edition consulted secondary school teachers, tutors, parents, and students from around the world to ensure that these words and illustrations are on target for students.