I like this site but I don’t love it. The ability to make a contribution simply by playing a game is great, of course. But, I’ve found some repetitiveness, and I don’t feel like I’m learning anything, since I move so quickly to the next word. It would be more enjoyable (for me at least) if the game would pause occasionally to offer an explanation of word origins and relationships. But then, I’m a word nerd — I enjoy piddly details like that.
43 and 5630. This is definitely dangerous to start on a day when I have to get other things done. I’m off to a birthday party because my eyes are crossing and my honey is going out to start the car. I’ll skip the shower.
I did 500 my first time, and then realized that I couldn’t seem to get beyond level 42, which ticked me off. The second time I got to 1000 and level 44, so I felt a bit better, but I am determined to get to level 50. I don’t even know if there IS a level 50 but I want to get there.
I’m going to use this for my son who is going to take the SAT soon. It’s a good training lesson on vocab.
I love this site too! Heather Kay is right, the vocab score goes to 50, but you can play as long as you want. If you get one wrong, your score goes down a level. I got up to 45 before I missed one and dropped a bit.
I’m trying to go back daily and donate 500 grains each time. That’s 5 bowls and there are 5 in my family, so it seemed like a good number.
I found this on another site some days ago, it is addictive, I try and play at least once a day, and I don’t quit until I get above 1000. My latest score is 4500 grains with a vocab score of 44. Though I did cheat once and have the dictionary page open at the same time, copy and paste is my friend, it is also the only way I hit 50 on the vocab score. I was happy to see someone had hit a higher number on how much rice they had donated. Glad I’m not the top scorer posting.
I donated about 2500 grains of rice (my husband says that is about a 1/2 cup) and hovered in the 47-48 range for quite a while and finally hit 50, hubby looking over my shoulder and adding his 2 cents here and there. Feels good! I’ll play again!