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College Prep Genius SAT Prep Review

Last year we realized how important the SAT scores can be.  My oldest daughter received a partial scholarship from the college she is now attending based on her SAT score.  It was also a record the college could use to measure her academic achievement that wasn’t given to her by a parent.  We were recently given a copy of College Prep Genius SAT Prep to review.  I wish we had this before!!!  This is WAY better than a thick boring book!  This course covers all three sections of the SAT & PSAT/NMSQT in twelve 45 minute lessons.  It will take some time  and effort to go through the material, but some  students have raised their scores by as much as 600 points!

  • Lesson 1 – Introduction to the SAT
  • Lesson 2 – Critical Reading – Long Passage
  • Lesson 3 – Critical Reading – Short and Dual Passage
  • Lesson 4 – Critical Reading – Sentence Completion
  • Lesson 5 – Math – Mulitple Choice
  • Lesson 6 – Math – Multiple Choice Practice Problems and Answers
  • Lesson 7 – Math – Student Response
  • Lesson 8 – Math – Student Response Practice Problems and Answers
  • Lesson 9 – Writing – The Essay
  • Lesson 10 – Writing – The Essay
  • Lesson 11 – Writing – Sentence Error
  • Lesson 12 – Writing Improving Sentences and Improving Paragraphs

I have learned so much about the SAT and PSAT that I never knew.  The PSAT is not a practice SAT.  Colleges use this to give scholarships!!  I had no idea!   I also learned that the SAT is not just a test of knowledge, it is a test of logic and critical thinking.  There are patterns and clues to the correct answers.  This just begins to scratch the surface about the great information given!

Author, Jean Burk homeschooled her children and knows first hand the financial struggles of raising children on a single income.  Saving for college is not always an option.   Her children both received scholarships large enough to pay for their college and bonus packages for other expenses based on their SAT scores.  The cost of this program is currently $99 for the textbook, workbook and DVD- that’s 25% off!  This is money well spent!  SAT prep courses are often $250 or more.  Compare the scholarship money that you could get to the cost of this DVD !! Items are also available individually:  College Prep Genius Second Edition Textbook     –  $49.95, College Prep Genius Second Edition  Workbook  –  $19.95, College Prep Genius Second Edition   DVD  – $59.95.  A 30 day money back guarantee is offered if you are not fully satisfied.

We have enjoyed this program and will continue to use it for our children as they work through high school.  My 17 year old is using it now, she found it “down to earth” and easy to follow.  The lessons are not boring and there is a lot of practical information, not just facts to memorize.  We have been very impressed and so glad to have found such a valuable tool!!

To see what other members of the TOS Crew have to say click here.

** I received  a free SAT Prep program from College Prep Genius in exchange for my honest review of it, with no additional compensation.



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