The College Board, creators of the SAT, produce several study guides.
One-on-One With the SAT is a text-oriented program, with simple graphics and sound. Practice problems offer links to a reference book, a hint button, and explanations for correct as well as incorrect answers.
Ease of Install / Use
The downloadable demo is a 1.26MB self-extracting Windows file, that expands to about 3MB when installed. Downloading and installation were problem-free. After following along with a 15 minute guided tour, we had no difficulties in navigating the program.
One-on-One creates a personalized study plan for the user based on the results of a 3 hour pre-test, which is an actual SAT exam. The plan typically includes 8 lessons, each approximately 2 hours in length. The lessons include strategy, instructions and drills.
One-on-One With the SAT is best suited for confident students who want to thoroughly familiarize themselves with the exam, and prefer computer-based studying.
The College Board's software is a very basic program, similar to a conventional book guide, with the addition of reference links and immediate feedback. But it lacks the humor and reassurance that several other programs offer to anxious students.
|Operating System||Windows 3.1 or higher||PC Only|
|CPU Type and Speed||386 or faster|
|Hard Drive Space||10MB|
|Memory (RAM)||4 MB|
|Graphics||VGA or greater|
|CD-ROM Speed||floppy only|
|Audio||Windows compatible sound card optional|