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  • Published: 2 January 2007
  • ISBN: 9780143038368
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $26.99

Confessions of a High School Word Nerd

Laugh Your Gluteus* Off and Increase Your SAT Verbal Score


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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)

  • Pub date: 2 January 2007
  • ISBN: 9780143038368
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $26.99

About the Authors

Arianne Cohen

Journalist Arianne Cohen is the editor of TheSexDiariesProject.com, which began as a smash-hit column in the US. She is the author of The Tall Book (Bloomsbury, 2009) and her work regularly appears in publications including Elle, the Guardian, and the New York Times. She graduated from Harvard and lives in Portland, Oregon and New York.


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