Like many of our sisters, you may also be in the process of studying for graduate studies entrance exams (i.e. GREs, LSATs, etc.). And if you happen to be like me, you unabashedly avoid studying for the verbal section. It is often suggested that in order to increase one’s vocabulary, one should read, read, and read some more. This suggestion is not always appealing as time constraints may not allow you to read enough, you don’t enjoy reading, or you simply feel that you do enough reading studying for your classes. So while taking a Kaplan GRE preparatory course (this was the only way that I could foresee myself actually studying for the verbal section), my instructor introduced us to a website that would act as a study aide.
FreeRice is dedicated to fighting hunger by providing rice to those in need. The organization has created a vocabulary game where the user simply clicks on one of four word choices that is most similar to the given word. For each correct answer, FreeRice donates 20 grains of rice. While playing the vocabulary game, you may notice various company banners or advertisements on the bottom of the vocabulary screen. It is these sponsors that are financially enabling FreeRice to donate the grains of rice. All funds and donations are submitted directly to the United Nations World Food Program which works with over 3,000 other organizations in over 75 countries. To learn more about the UN World Food Program, please visit www.wfp.org.
While studying may not always be appealing, FreeRice provides a means to study that may at least appeal to your humanitarian side. Whether you need to study for a vocabulary test or you are just bored, visit www.FreeRice.com and play their vocabulary game and aide in the fight against world hunger.
Additional websites worth visiting:
To learn more about the hunger crisis and what else you can do to make a difference, visit www.FriendsOfWFP.org.
To simply become more knowledgeable about world hunger, visit www.Poverty.com.
By: Anna L., Founder