So this isn’t exactly related to books and reading, but i figure anyone who loves to read would also be interested in freerice.com.
I’m a big dork and ever since a friend first told me about freerice.com last summer, I’ve made it my default website when I need a quick break.
It’s basically a multiple choice vocabulary quiz and for every word you get right, 20 grains of rice is donated to the UN World Food Program.
Makes me think of studying for the SATs back in high school and how much more fun it would have been to learn words on freerice.com than by studying the Princeton Review’s Word Smart.
What’s so cool about it is that it adjusts based on your vocabulary level. When you get a question right, you get a harder word; and if you guess wrong, you get an easier word. There are 60 levels in all, but it’s rare for people to get above level 50.
Freerice.com claims that learning new vocabulary has tremendous benefits. It can help you:
- Formulate your ideas better
- Write better papers, emails and business letters
- Speak more precisely and persuasively
- Comprehend more of what you read
- Read faster because you comprehend better
- Get better grades in high school, college and graduate school
- Score higher on tests like the SAT, GRE, LSAT and GMAT
- Perform better at job interviews and conferences
- Sell yourself, your services, and your products better
- Be more effective and successful at your job