They say big things come in small packages…I believe that may be true in the case of College Prep Genius. Two booklets and one DVD pack a big punch for students looking to improve their score on the SAT (as well as the PSAT and the NMSQT). Highly recommended for parents that would like their child to go to college sans full-priced tuition too!
College Prep Genius has scoured the secrets to maximizing higher test scores while giving confidence to the student by arming them with information on recurring patterns and red herrings found in the SAT et al. You see, these tests are not I.Q. tests, they are tests of logic and reasoning and they are specifically designed to throw students off by the way the problems are stated. However, “the tests are always objective and never subjective” so with well-honed reasoning skills and familiarity with concealed codes, students can greatly increase their test scores and get some serious scholarships!
We are in the process of using some of this material with my freshman-aged daughter, so this post just serves as an introduction to College Prep Genius. It really hit me, when looking over this information, that the time to start working towards SAT preparation is now, not when she is about to take the SAT! This may be obvious to some, but it seems way too sudden to find that my third child could already be in high school! Hello!
Jean Burk, author of College Prep Genius (as well as speaker and teacher of “Master the SAT” classes) uses a series of acronyms that help a student memorize the keys embedded with each section of the SAT and other tests. From writing a great essay in 15 minutes, to “how to eliminate two to three math answers right off the bat”, there are acronyms for every situation. It also includes college scholarship contest information with many helpful tips.
The amount of time I have to review this material is not sufficient enough to do a thorough litmus of all areas of SAT testing. So, I have decided that we will concentrate on one section, the Critical Reading Section, and work on memorizing the acronyms there (“USE”, for instance, stands for “Unquestionably Substitute Each answer choice in sentence”). We’ll give it the old college try (pun intended!) and I’ll report back in a couple of weeks on our progress.
In the mean time, if you are anxious to get your young adult started on the road to SAT success, check out the College Prep Genius website at www.collegeprepgenius.com where you can order the set (textbook, workbook and “Master the SAT Class” DVD) for $79. The website a great place to read some testimonials of students that have actually used the curriculum and had excellent results! Can you say “full ride scholarship”?