…It’s a fun and very effective program designed to help your child acquire one of the most powerful tools in the world, knowledge
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San Diego (PRWEB) April 25, 2007
A new infomercial featuring Jeopardy!'s Alex Trebek is being aired by WordSmart and features the game-show host describing benefits of the company's highly regarded English vocabulary building software. In it, the host of one of the most prominent game shows in television history, Alex Trebek, goes back to school in search of general knowledge. That is where he uncovers a way for students to improve their grades and increase their chances of getting accepted into the college of their choice. As he would say: the answer is… general knowledge. The question… What can increase a person’s IQ score by 40 points?
In the soon-to-be-aired 30-minute infomercial Trebek touts the benefits of an English vocabulary building software program, stating that the foundation of general knowledge is built with learning vocabulary. The Accelerated Reading and Comprehension program created by WordSmart teaches the user vocabulary in a way that is 10 times faster than reading and memorizing the dictionary.
Even with the information explosion of the Internet, a recent Worldwatch study shows an alarming 60% decline in vocabulary among 14 year-old students compared to 50 years ago. “This program gives students the tools to close the vocabulary and comprehension gap and puts them on the road to success in the classroom and beyond. And it’s something students enjoy and want to use because of its instant gratification and long lasting boost to self-confidence and self-esteem,” Trebek said.
The WordSmart program allows the user to see and hear the word with its definition, and portrays the word in five different ways. When presented in this way, the ability to retain the information is enhanced, which means the student can learn up to 10 new words in 20 minutes a day, drastically increasing the rate at which people learn English vocabulary.
While some children have genetic predispositions to excel in math or athletics, knowledge acquisition is the only non-genetic factor for determining a person’s IQ. “It begins with vocabulary, knowing the exact meaning of the word leads to greater comprehension. From increased comprehension and understanding comes knowledge. It’s simple, the more we know the more opportunity we have,” said David Kay, president of WordSmart.
And the Daily Double answer is: This program responds to the epidemic of lack of knowledge in the United States. Question: What is the Accelerated Reading and Comprehension program? “…It’s a fun and very effective program designed to help your child acquire one of the most powerful tools in the world, knowledge,” Trebek said of the English vocabulary program.
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