SAT Prep Goes 2.0: iPods and MySpace

Take a few minutes to read this article from the New York Times  and this article from Playlist about the iPod as a test prep tool for the SAT.  What do you think about this new way of preparing for the SAT?  Would you buy these interactive programs designed for the iPod to prepare for the SAT?  Does $14.97 seem reasonable to buy all three programs for your iPod?  Do you think this new method of test prep might encourage more students today to do more preparation for the SAT?  Why or why not? 

After reading the NY Times article and taking a look at Kaplan’s SAT/ACT Test Prep MySpace page, consider these questions:  What do you think about Kaplan’s strategy of creating a “My Space” page to introduce vocabulary building manga and graphic novels to help students prepare for the SAT?  Do you think this is a good idea?  Do you think more students will take advantage of this approach to test prep?  Why or why  not?

After carefully reading the article, respond to the two questions above in separate paragraphs (2 paragraph response), please.  State your feelings/opinions clearly and provide specific reasons to support your stance on these questions.   Let us know what you think!

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