Dictionary.com Puts Learning Power in Students' Hands for Fall 2012

Company Empowers Students with Discounts, a New Homepage, Mobile SAT Prep and other Tools

Sep 11, 2012, 09:00 ET from Dictionary.com

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Dictionary.com (www.dictionary.com), the preferred online and mobile word learning destination for students of all ages, announced that it aims to give students greater control over their education as they head back to school. The company will offer a variety of promotions, including subscription discounts for its new online writing assessment product, Writing Dynamo, to help students gain firmer control over their education and future through technology. Additionally, Dictionary.com is announcing products designed to help students make 2012 count, including the SAT by Dictionary.com app for iPhone, built in partnership with Kaplan, and a Google Chrome extension. The company has also revamped its homepage to offer even more intriguing real-time content through an immersive word learning experience. 

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Dictionary.com CEO Shravan Goli recently commented on the growing role of technology in education in his Forbes op-ed "Private Technology Will Fix Education Where Tapped Out Governments Cannot": "…we're seeing a major disruption in education as the computer competes with the classroom as the center of learning." According to Goli, Dictionary.com's fall 2012 lineup is designed to offer personalized resources that enhance students' learning and expand their skill set, giving them an edge in an environment in which traditional education costs are skyrocketing and the job market is tightening.

Writing Dynamo Coupon: Everyone Gets 50 Percent Off

Dictionary.com is offering 50 percent off their top-rated online writing help software, Writing Dynamo, from September 2-15. Thousands of students and writers praise Writing Dynamo for going beyond standard grammar and spell check to offer an immediate, personalized six-skill writing assessment that scores their voice, word choice, sentence structure, composition and more. Writing Dynamo offers comprehensive help across a full range of skills for students, teachers, writers, professionals, English-learners, job applicants and all who seek to improve their writing.

To redeem your 50 percent off coupon, sign up at dynamo.dictionary.com/writing-dynamo/writing-help and enter the coupon code DYNAMO.

Dictionary.com Partners with Kaplan to Deliver SAT Prep through Your iPhone

Dictionary.com continues to enhance its interactive, cross-platform learning experience with a new SAT game app for iPhone that more closely recreates the SAT experience than any other app on the market. As the only SAT prep app created in partnership with the SAT experts at Kaplan, SAT by Dictionary.com contains 500 of the most frequently tested words on the SAT. Each day players receive a word mastery goal that takes into account the number of study days left until their test. While the majority of SAT apps are drill-based, the SAT by Dictionary.com app adds an extra gaming layer to make studying fun and memorable—play games, earn badges, accomplish goals and unlock content:

  • Three fast-paced game types mirror concepts commonly tested on the SAT: word meaning, antonyms, and sentence completion
  • Virtual flashcards help players practice words and definitions at their own pace
  • A library of expert-written test-taking tips helps players face the SAT with confidence
  • 10 minutes a day brings players closer to a better SAT score.

Dictionary.com's Word Dynamo also offers Kaplan content online at http://dynamo.dictionary.com/search/kaplan.

SAT by Dictionary.com is the first in a series of apps that will deliver Word Dynamo's gamified learning experience through mobile platforms. Stay tuned for information on a GRE prep app!

New Homepage and Google Chrome Extension

Dictionary.com just launched a new home page that delivers even more original real-time content, including puzzles, quizzes, blogs, and other engaging tools. "While the traditional reference site is where you go for specific information, Dictionary.com offers a complete destination for both learning and entertainment," said Lisa Sullivan-Cross, GM, Learning, Dictionary.com.

Additionally, Dictionary.com recently launched its Google Chrome extension, which enables users to define any word that crosses their Google Chrome browser by simply highlighting it. The new Dictionary.com extension makes it infinitely easier to learn the definition of words in context, the very second that you need the information. To make word learning a part of your online experience, try the new Dictionary.com extension here.

About Dictionary.com

Dictionary.com's online and mobile properties are the leading destinations for learning and word discovery. An IAC (NASDAQ: IACI) company, Dictionary.com, LLC offers a family of free, advertising-supported sites including: Dictionary.com, Thesaurus.com, Reference.com and the fast-growing WordDynamo.com. Dictionary.com is also the leading dictionary app on all major mobile platforms (iPhone, Android, iPad, Blackberry, & Windows) with apps that have been downloaded over 58 million times. Dictionary.com serves an average of 65 million unique users worldwide per month (source: March 2012 Quantcast and internal mobile usage data). For more information, please visit http://www.dictionary.com.

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