Would you pay more than $1,000 for SAT or ACT prep courses?
Any parent knows that standardized test preparation can be key in your student’s life as he or she gets ready for college. But some preparation costs more than others (up to $1440 for some Princeton Review courses? Eek!).
There is some variation in the inherent value of these courses (Are they group practices? One-one-one studies? Do they feature real tests?), but it’s difficult to discern whether a $1440 course that much more valuable than a $12 SAT study book.
The eKnowledge Sponsorship Alliance is leveling the playing field this year by giving away free PowerPrep ACT and SAT programs to local high school students. The SAT and ACT programs come in a single DVD and include more than 11 hours of video instruction and 40 hours of student participation time, 3,000 files of supplemental test prep material, practice tests and graphic teaching illustrations. Students select the training they need and can study at their own pace.
Get the standard PowerPrep for free (reg. $199.99), the premium PowerPrep for $50 (reg. $299.99) or the PowerPrep premium bundle for $79.99 (reg. $524.99) by entering through the AJC page. (Be aware that there is a fee of $17.55 for materials, shipping, and customer support.)
NFL and MLB professionals including Atlanta’s own Chipper Jones have extended support to the national sponsorship alliance program since 2005 and have enabled it to donate more than 150,000 SAT/ACT PowerPrep Programs for free.
– By Lauren Davidson, Atlanta Bargain Hunter