Solving puzzles are already hard in itself, but the degree of difficulty that word puzzles have been quite difficult to tackle for the most of us. Additionally, not most of us have a vast vocabulary which is truly essential in solving word puzzles. Generally, working with a puzzle is seriously difficult because of the fact that you are dealing with words, and we don’t know the meaning and spelling of all the words that are available in the dictionary.
Luckily, in playing word puzzles, there are certain ways that we can apply in order for us to win and solve it. These techniques are also essential in developing our mental skills in dealing with adversities plus it will help us intellectually as well.
So here are the five techniques that we should employ when we play word puzzles.
- Knowing the meaning of the word – as mentioned earlier, there are words that we don’t know the meaning of it and there are also words that have different meaning. Being able to understand the sentence in a word puzzle will give us an idea of what the word is. If we know the meaning of the words, then it is easy for us to decipher what word to put in the puzzle.
- Spelling – this is the trickiest aspect of the puzzle. Be sure that your spelling skills are very sharp so that you’ll have an easy time in getting the right answers.
- Have a reference book – having a dictionary while you play is not cheating at all. You are using the dictionary to correctly place a word that currently exists and knows its spelling and meaning as well.
- Have a recess – taking a break from playing will give you time to relax. Giving enough time for your mind to rest from thinking is actually beneficial for after you take a moment of rest, your brain will be able to function at its best.
- Don’t quit- quitter never wins, right? So whenever you’re having a hard time in solving the word puzzle that you are playing with, you need to rest and refocus so that you will be able to solve it when you get back to playing.
These five tips are very easy to use and have a practical application. So what are you waiting for, try it and enjoy winning.