Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Study for the GRE Verbal…and help save humanity!

The purpose of FreeRice.com is simple: eradicate world hunger and improve vocabularies. It presents visitors with a multiple choice question involving a word and asks them to choose the correction definition for that word. Right answers donate 10 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Programme. You don’t have to pay a cent—the rice is paid for by the site’s advertisers, but the questions do become more difficult as your rice grains pile up.

For those of you planning to attend graduate school, this site offers a fantastic way to build your vocabulary for the Verbal section of the Graduate Record Examination (known as the GRE), a standardized test that many programs require along with your admission materials. Helping wipe out hunger is, obviously, an added bonus.

So better yourself and your fellow man! And if you want to learn more, visit Poverty.com, the sister site of FreeRice.