Make Your Own SAT Vocabulary Flashcards
Once you've identified a good SAT vocabulary list to study, making your own flashcards is a terrific way for visual learners to commit the words to memory. These flashcards should look a lot like a regular vocabulary flashcard but with a few additions specifically for the visual learner.
On the front of the card, write the selected word. If possible, create visual cues within the letters of the word to help remember the definition. For example, for the word flora, a visual learner might find it helpful to write the word in green pencil with a flower at the end of the L or in the middle of the A. The definition of flora is plants from a specified region, so the flowers and the green pencil will help visual learners connect the word with greenery and plants.
When making flashcards, it's good to remember that color can be a big help. Find stickers in three different colors, preferably red, yellow, and green. Use red stickers in the corner of the flashcard to indicate words that are difficult. As they get easier to remember, cover the red sticker with a yellow one, then when it's quite easy to remember, a green one.
Another tip for visual learners is to use cartoons or pictures to help with the definition. An example would be drawing a picture of a hated chore next to the word abhor. Since abhor means to hate something, the picture of the dreaded chore, such as washing dishes or mowing the lawn, will help the person remember the definition.