SAT Method Test Prep

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SAT Method Test Prep


Hixson, Susan, Multimedia & Internet@Schools


Company: Method Test Prep, P.O. Box 172, West Islip, NY 11795-0172. Phone: (800) 313-0493; Internet: www.methodtestprep.com. Purchasing contact: CCV Software, www.ccv software.com.

Price: $895--1-year school subscription, SAT Method Basic Test Prep. $2,895--1-year school subscription, SAT Method Deluxe Text Prep.

Audience: Students in grades 11 and 12.

Format: Online test prep program that provides evaluation tests, lessons, practice questions, and sample tests.

Minimum System Requirements: A computer with a 1-GHz processor, 512 MB RAM, 1024x768 monitor, current web browser, internet access, and Flash Player 8.

Description: SAT Method Test Prep is an online test preparation program. The program begins with evaluation tests in mathematics, critical reading, and writing followed by specific lessons and practice questions.

Reviewer Comments:

Installation: Students log in with a username and password. No special software is needed; an internet connection and current web browser are all that are required. Students can begin to work independently within a few minutes of their initial access. Installation Rating: A

Content/Features: SAT Method Test Prep is a tutorial program designed to strengthen the testing skills of students preparing for the SAT. The Method Test Prep company also offers ACT and SAT Deluxe Test Prep versions. The SAT Deluxe Test Prep includes audio explanations of more than 1,400 SAT questions from The Official SAT Study Guide test-prep book.

The SAT Method Test Prep homepage includes links to evaluation tests, lessons, practice questions, and practice tests. Evaluation tests are provided for math, critical reading, and writing. The lessons cover math, critical reading, writing, and vocabulary building.

The practice questions focus on math (multiple choice, grid-ins), critical reading (sentence completion, reading passages), and writing (identifying errors, improving sentences and paragraphs). The practice tests include two full-length SAT tests. The practice questions and practice tests are timed. Hundreds of SAT questions are available.

A new section provides a PDF that users can open to see samples of student essays, showing how they were written and scored. Grammar rules and a math packet can be printed out to enhance learning opportunities.

Guidelines are provided to keep student practice on schedule for a 6-week course of study. …

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