vocabulary software – Overnight Vocabulary, 2017

Overnight Vocabulary works on the principle of quality over quantity, which isn’t to say that this vocabulary builder doesn’t have a lot of substance. It comes with seven CDs, which provide over seven hours of listening time spread across 30 learning sessions. It also comes with a 150-page PDF guidebook to supplement the audio lessons. Instead of giving you thousands of words, it focuses on 300 carefully selected words that it considers to be essential. The object of Overnight Vocabulary is to find words that are powerful, but not pretentious and can be easily incorporated into your vocabulary. They have created a system that allows you to learn in brief 15-minute daily sessions. Its efficacy is why it earns the Top Ten Reviews Bronze award.

Teaching Tools

When you pay for this vocabulary-building program, you receive a downloadable link for the seven hours of learning sessions. The website is a little misleading in this regard. If you actually want physical CDs to listen to in your car, you will have to burn them yourself. Granted, the majority of people in today’s world would rather input audio files into iTunes or an Android device and plug it into the car audio system to listen as you drive. However, if you prefer to listen to CDs, it will be a bit of a process to get them.

The audio files are organized and labeled by disc based on how much one CD can hold so it is easy to create a playlist for each of the seven CDs and burn them one CD at a time. When you download the program, you are provided with a link that shows you how to do this.

If you like learning vocabulary using flashcards or want a program that allows you to add your own vocabulary words, you won’t find those options in this program. Its learning tools are digital. For visual references you can download a PDF guidebook that supplements each of the 30 lessons with quizzes that help you internalize the words taught. This is an effective way to expand your mental glossary so you can communicate more effectively.

There are times when a word like onerous or arduous expresses a thought more effectively than simply using the word “difficult” to express a thought. This program will help you find the right word when you need it. Through repetition and practical application you’ll find yourself thinking of the exact word you need to express a thought, whether you’re writing an email or having a conversation with a friend. This program will help you get there in 30 easy sessions that take just 15 minutes a day to complete.

Customer service representatives can be contacted via phone or email in case you have any questions or concerns. They are good about promptly returning calls and are very helpful.

Instruction Quality

Finding the right word to express a thought can sometimes be vexing. Overnight Vocabulary contains 300 carefully selected vocabulary words, which you learn to infuse into your vocabulary through short daily sessions that will help you move the right words from the front of your brain to the tip of your tongue. You simply input the content into your iTunes or download it on a mobile device that you can listen to in your car on the way to work or while you are exercising. If you prefer listening to CDs, you can burn the content onto CDs.

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