Friday, September 11, 2009

College Prep Genius

I was sent College Prep Genius to review. Ahhh, the SAT. The SAT and I are not on the best of terms. Honestly I am frustrated by the SAT. We do not teach our children in the traditional, textbook/workbook way. We just don’t. Over the last 11 or 12 years (I’ve lost count) we’ve developed our own style of learning, it is more of a whole learning, whole literature, interest driven sort of philosophy. We’re not Unschoolers by any stretch, but I encourage my kids to follow their interests as much as possible as opposed to read the chapter, memorize the vocab, take the test, forget it all.

So, that being said, the SAT has always given me a looming sense of doom. That big test at the end of their schooling that says if I as the teacher passed or failed… Pressure much?

Because I’m nuts, and don’t like to do it the way everyone else does, I had Will take the SAT, last year cold. He didn’t study, he didn’t learn all the tricks, he didn’t read all the ‘how to beat the SAT’ how to books. I wanted to see what he knew. Not what test taking strategies he knew.

Turns out? Not such a good idea. He didn’t do as well as I had hoped. He didn’t bomb it, but I know he could have done better. I’m honestly not too worried about it because he’s taking college classes right now at the Community College. He plans to transfer to another CC after he graduates from highschool to go through their Paramedicine program. He’ll graduate from there with an associate’s degree in paramedicine and will have a way to earn good money to be able to go on and get a 4 year degree in the health sciences field. That is what he wants to do and I don’t think the SAT’s are going to make one bit of difference for him.

However, he is only one of my children. I have three others below him and if my experience with Will has taught me anything, it’s taught me that sometimes you have to play the game. Even if you don’t like to play the game.

Enter College Prep Genius. It is a course on playing the SAT game.

Simply put, College Prep Genius shows the tricks of the trade when it comes to the test. How to use logic and various, specific strategies to improve your score.

There are lots of SAT prep classes that run in the $100’s. But College Prep Genius is priced lower than that at $79 for the course and best of all, you can go through it at home at your own pace.

Here's the price breakdown.

Master the SAT Class DVD: $59.95
College Prep Genius textbook: $39.95
Class workbook: $15.95
Total value: $115.85

Introductory Price: (which is 30% off!)


This also has a "100% Money Back Guarantee.

I’ll be working through this with my freshman and my senior in the coming months and I’ll let you know how it goes.

Final review to come…

As always, you can click on the picture below to see what other Crew Members had to say about College Prep Genius.

Happy Homeschooling!

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