Monday, September 28, 2009

College Prep Genius DVD-Part II

College Prep Genius is a course designed to raise SAT scores and help your students eligibility for college scholarships. This course developed out of author Jean Burk's classes that she began teaching in Texas and then branched out all over the United States. For those who are unable to take her class or bring her out to speak, she has placed her entire program on DVD. Her
Master the Sat Class
includes a 10 hour DVD set, a textbook, and a workbook.

This is Part II of a two-part review. To see Part I, please click HERE.

We placed the first DVD in the DVD player and began watching disc one. I was surprised to discover that instead of seeing a woman lecturing, we were viewing words on the screen with a voice over by the author. I find this more difficult to listen to for some reason but my daughter pointed out that this makes it easier to comprehend for her, as she is both hearing and reading the information. Good point.

We referenced the workbook as we watched the DVD and discovered that much of the DVD info is in the workbook, but it does make more sense after watching the DVD. Much of the test taking strategy involves learning the recurring patterns and strategies. The author uses acronyms to help in memorizing these, many of them quite long.

I mentioned in Part I that I was unable to find a suggested schedule for working through this material. That schedule is found on the first disc and explains how you can earn $500 an hour for college by spending many hours studying and memorizing this course. This would be a good course for those looking to score high on the PSAT's and SAT's in order to receive scholarships to college and in fact, this seems to be the audience intended.

We are not that audience and found this course to be a bit overwhelming. Even so, we did find helpful information in the 13 Myths of the SAT. For those looking for an intense, complete SAT Prep course, this should fit the bill.

College Prep Genius is currently offering a 30% off limited time special price of $79 for the set. They're also offering FREE shipping and handling to our readers through November 15, 2009. Just use the coupon code: HSBlog09

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