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The New SAT – Critical Reading & Writing (2005)


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: D     Program: B



School is tough and college is becoming so expensive as to be cost-prohibitive.  That is why you have to be as prepared as possible.  Several books are out there to help you, including on how to that SAT tests.  Videos have been made here and there on the subject, but DVD eventually would turn up here to, which is where Goldhil’s The New SAT series comes in.  Critical Reading & Writing is a remarkably thorough 90 minutes in many subsections that is practically interactive without overdoing it.


This volume has several hosts and is especially formatted for 2005.  One problem some people who take the test have is to think everything is a trick.  That can lead to all kinds of wrong answers.  This program is more tempered, thorough and paced so anyone taking the test will not go overboard on any one assumption.  To some, this might seem awkward or unintentionally funny at first, but once you get past the talking heads, colorful video and see the information at the core, you know you are getting a well-researched show that can deliver on its promise to improve test performance and impressively so.  The result is a great teaching tool.


The 1.33 X 1 image is shot on professional NTSC tape and simply so throughout, while the sound is here is Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 mixes, though the 2.0 is a little better as the 5.1 is flat with compression problems.  However, it is a good option if it helps the viewer get into the material any better.  There are no extras, per se, but this is loaded with all the information you need and a Math installment is also sold separately.  Both are part of the Standard Deviants series.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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