As part of The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew, I was sent The College Prep Genius DVD Set to review.
The College Prep Genius covers all three sections of the SAT & PSAT/NMSQT giving the student a plan for success for each question type.
Right now you can get the complete program for $99 (a 25% discount), which includes the DVD and the Second Edition Textbook and Workbook. This newly updated and revised program features an easy-to-use format, bonus material including appendixes of must know math terms, Latin roots, and prefixes and suffixes, new strategies, more detailed explanations, and a new motivation test.
The SAT is not an IQ test. It is a test of logic and critical thinking. Learning the recurring patterns and hidden schemes of the questions is the key to acing this test. College Prep Genius does an excellent job of preparing the student to get a high score on the SAT.
There was nothing like this back when I was in high school. If there was, the teachers and counselors kept that information to themselves. Back then, you just took the test and accepted whatever score you got. Now that the competition for scholarships has gotten so steep, a high score on the SAT is needed. Colleges often want homeschooled students to have a higher score than public schooled students. So for homeschoolers, their SAT scores can make the difference in getting scholarship money and not being able to go to college.
I was really impressed with the thoroughness of College Prep Genius. From What is the SAT?, How Do I Practice?, and Taking the Real Test, College Prep Genius has all the information you need. The book, workbook and DVD are all student directed. The student works at their own pace, doing as much of the program as they want. Of course, the more time spent on the program preparing for the SAT, the better.
The book then proceeds to take the student through the 3 sections of the SAT, Critical Reading, Math, and Writing. After going over what is covered in a section, and the scoring requirements, the student works through sample questions with lots of helpful hints along the way. You can also download a homework packet from the website.
The math section goes through all the types of problems that will be on the test, giving strategies to help the student answer the questions quickly and efficiently. And yes, calculators are allowed.
The workbook and DVD set are incredible. The workbook is just like taking the actual test. Right down to filling in the circles. The DVD covers all 12 lessons in the book and walks the student through all the information and sample problems. I found it to be an excellent help. It will be especially helpful for auditory learners.
If your student is thinking about college, College Prep Genius is an awesome resource to help them meet their goals.
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