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Vocabulary Flashcards

RC Online is proud to announce the availability of pre-printed RC Vocabulary Flashcards on card stock – all 6,464 of them. Culled from the 150 books in the Core Read Order and from 25 years of SAT exams.

This convenient eight box set contains flash card for all 6,464 vocabulary words keyed to the core read order of books from 4 – 150. Flash cards are a great way to help increase vocabulary word retention.

Each flash card has a number on the front that corresponds to its associated book in the Robinson Curriculum core reading order. The back of the cards are numbered with the card’s position in the vocabulary list. Each card gives both the definition and a sentence completion for its vocabulary word.

Learning all 6,464 of these words is a great way to help you child ace the verbal section of the SAT test.

Card Size: 2 3/4” x 4 1/4”

Eight Box Set: $249 – Free Shipping to any US Address.

Vocabulary development is critical to success

Think of your vocabulary as your “communication toolbox”: every word is a tool, ready to be used at the right time. The more tools you master, the better your chances are of finding the right one for the communication task at hand. But having a huge stock of words at your disposal is not the ultimate goal. Every time you grasp a new word, you end up with more than just a new tool: you understand the ones you already know better.

By comparing the meaning of new words with the ones you already know, you understand them in a deeper way, enabling you to choose them more effectively. More often than not, this means knowing the easier words and their meaning more thoroughly. Hence, a good vocabulary often makes your communication simpler – and not the opposite as many people think. 

“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.” –Mark Twain

… when you lack words, you shut down new insights and lines of reasoning. People who possess a limited vocabulary have a much tougher time breaking out from old patterns of thought or questioning. By the same token, each new word you learn opens a new avenue of thought, empowering you to think or take action in ways you could never have before.

“The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words.” –Philip K. Dick

A person’s vocabulary level is the best single predictor of occupational success.

What determines professional success? Especially for knowledge workers, I would risk saying professional success depends entirely on thinking and communication skills

Benefits of Good Vocabulary:

  • Communicate more effectively.
  • Improves self-confidence.
  • Improves self-esteem.
  • Adds sophistication to speech.
  • Better/more job offers.
  • Improves people’s perception of you.

Drawbacks of Bad or Limited Vocabulary:

  • Poor communication.
  • Misinterpretations.
  • Low self-confidence.
  • Low self-esteem.
  • Appear uneducated.
  • Lowers people’s perception of you.

A lady goes into a sandwich shop and asks for minimal lettuce on her sandwich.
The clerk replies, “I’m sorry, we only have iceberg lettuce.”

2 comments for “Vocabulary Flashcards

  1. Ray S.
    October 16, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    Hello, Can you tell me if these have some type of coating or lamination on them? Thanks! –Ray

    • ajagt
      May 6, 2019 at 6:33 pm

      Yes, they are good quality durable cardstock with a coating on them.