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September 12, 2009 posted by Nikki

Defining Twilight – Brian Leaf

A book landed on my desk this week and although its not a fictional release, I thought some of you might be very interested in it. It’s called Defining Twilight and its essentially a vocab book aimed at aiding study for the SAT, ACT, GED and SSAT exams. It has a Twilight theme, something which a lot of you are pretty interested it. From what I can gather, I think the association with Twilight is suposed to make your studying a little less painful.

Will it? I really don’t know.

It has quizzes about words used in Twilight, comprehension tasks based on passages in Twilight, etc.

I admire the effort to encourage more kids to actually study, so if it works, then I say go for it. So I’m interested, would you use a book like this to help you study for the above exams?

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  • Wouldn’t it be the other way? I mean, people might start disliking Twilight if it’s incorporated in their studies. For example, the books that are studied in class are usually associated forever IMO to the time I studied them! But maybe it might work

  • I don’t really have the answer. I agree with you, but I’m being optimistic.

    What does everyone else think?

  • Hmm.. For me, I don’t think teachers would like this… Sure, Teenagers like this, so do my friends, but i do not think Twilight is suitable for studying. Meyer uses the same vocab. in her books! But maybe it will work if you like twilight. The books that are studied in class are actually written by GOOD authors, not a rip off of Jane Austen.
    What do you think?

  • I have to disagree with you. I’m a teacher in training, and if this actually got my students preparing for their exams, I say go for it.

    I don’t think Stephenie Meyer and Jane Austen can even be put in the same category, let alone saying that Stephenie Meyer is a rip off of Austen. They lived in different generations and I see no similarities in their writing styles at all.

  • Okay. I think this is taking it a little too far.
    I’m a kid (in the loose sense of the word =P). I don’t like to study. But this freaks me out and would make me wish I never were associated with Twilight in the first place.
    However, I do know a couple of people who might enjoy it. Alot. So it’s not a complete waste of effort.

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