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SAT Preparation Software Reviews

One-on-One with the SAT
by the College Board

See also the Summary Rating Table for comparisons with other SAT Preparation software titles.

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Children's Software Screen Shot Pentium90 with 16MB

The College Board, creators of the SAT, produce several study guides.

Although SuperKids did not formally evaluate the software program, we did take a look at the downloadable demo version.

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.

Best for...
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.

See also the Summary Rating Table for comparisons with other SAT Preparation software titles.

Children's Software System Requirements


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
Other Needs mouse

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