Sunday, July 31, 2005

Free SAT tutoring website

My boys do not have strong vocabulary, largely due to insufficent reading. However, vocabulary is an important skill in the USA. It is used to measure how smart a person is, in tests and in real life. This explains why vocabulary has a significant part in SAT and GRE.

The best way to increase vocabulary is through reading. Books, the Time magazine and the New York Times are good sources. To prepare for tests, I found that the vocabulary builder in the number2.com a wonderful tool. It shows you new words in the form of a multiple-choice question. It keeps track of words that you have answered correctly once, twice and never. It helps you to memorize words that you have difficulties with. My younger son just started the vocabulary builer. He will take SAT in January 2006. We will see how it goes.

Free SAT tutoring website

My boys do not have strong vocabulary, largely due to insufficent reading. However, vocabulary is an important skill in the USA. It is used to measure how smart a person is, in tests and in real life. This explains why vocabulary has a significant part in SAT and GRE.

The best way to increase vocabulary is through reading. Books, the Time magazine and the New York Times are good sources. To prepare for tests, I found that the vocabulary builder in the number2.com a wonderful tool. It shows you new words in the form of a multiple-choice question. It keeps track of words that you have answered correctly once, twice and never. It helps you to memorize words that you have difficulties with. My younger son just started the vocabulary builer. He will take SAT in January 2006. We will see how it goes.

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Got a super blender Vita-Mix

Neither of my boys likes vegetables. They eat no more than 2 servings of fruit/vegi everyday. I have been constantly guilty about them not eating healty. To find a solution, I was searching for a duriable/powerful bender to create fruit/vegi juice and treats. To my delight, I finally found one via a friend's recommendation.

I bought the Vita-Mix from www.vitamix.com for $399 + shipping + tax. It was pricy. It comes with a 2 horse power moter and 7 years warranty. I tried it the first time yesterday. It was indeed easy to use and easy to clean. I'll report more results later.

Got a super blender Vita-Mix

Neither of my boys likes vegetables. They eat no more than 2 servings of fruit/vegi everyday. I have been constantly guilty about them not eating healty. To find a solution, I was searching for a duriable/powerful bender to create fruit/vegi juice and treats. To my delight, I finally found one via a friend's recommendation.

I bought the Vita-Mix from www.vitamix.com for $399 + shipping + tax. It was pricy. It comes with a 2 horse power moter and 7 years warranty. I tried it the first time yesterday. It was indeed easy to use and easy to clean. I'll report more results later.