DS #3013: futureU - The Prep Game For SAT (USA)

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by dice, Nov 21, 2008.

Nov 21, 2008
  1. dice
    OP

    Former Staff dice pansy-ass ex-staff member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2002
    Messages:
    9,542
    Location:
    England
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    ^^ndsrelease-4070^^
     
  2. laminaatplaat

    Member laminaatplaat GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    May 25, 2007
    Messages:
    605
    Country:
    United States
    Who the hell comes up with a 'game' like this [​IMG]
     
  3. iNFiNiTY

    Member iNFiNiTY GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2004
    Messages:
    709
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Its not a game is it, it can be useful like the driving theory roms or cooking roms.
     
  4. ZenZero

    Member ZenZero GBATEMP's regular arse.

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2008
    Messages:
    1,270
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    i cant help myself feelin a bit sorry 4 theese guys.



    SATS just got scrapped [​IMG]
     
  5. ugly_rose

    Member ugly_rose GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2006
    Messages:
    521
    Country:
    Sweden
    In short, the answer is Kaplan.
     
  6. Kaan

    Member Kaan GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2006
    Messages:
    110
    Country:
    Germany
    really? no SATs anymore?
     
  7. Covarr

    Member Covarr Sentient Cash Register

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2005
    Messages:
    872
    Location:
    Far East of Eden
    Country:
    United States
    No, the SAT is still very much real.

    edit: It's main competition, ACT, is gaining popularity really fast, and some liberal arts colleges don't require SAT anymore, but SAT is still required by some colleges and very readily available.
     
  8. ENDscape

    Member ENDscape REBORN! I will post with my Dying Will!!!

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2007
    Messages:
    1,488
    Location:
    ``orz
    Country:
    Philippines
    Doesnt playing games ruin your education?? Ironic [​IMG]
     
  9. lavalamp

    Newcomer lavalamp Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2008
    Messages:
    66
    Country:
    United States
    Did this morph out of "My SAT Coach" or are they really two different products?
     
  10. UltraMagnus

    Member UltraMagnus hic sunt dracones

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2007
    Messages:
    1,967
    Location:
    Portsmouth
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    they released this during the xmas rush?

    I feel really sorry for any kids that have parents that would buy them the digital equivalent of a revision book for xmas....
     
  11. imgod22222

    Member imgod22222 GBAtemp's Original No-faced Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2006
    Messages:
    1,555
    Country:
    United States
    SAT Subject PhysX? Plz plz plz plz i'm taking it dec 5th
     
  12. tinymonkeyt

    Member tinymonkeyt GBAtemp brat

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2008
    Messages:
    3,221
    Country:
    United States
    darn
    i wonder if this is actually helpful
    im taking the SATs in a week lol -.-
     
  13. ZiZoOo#DS-man

    Banned ZiZoOo#DS-man Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2008
    Messages:
    65
    Location:
    riyadh
    Country:
    United States
  14. FAST6191

    Reporter FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2005
    Messages:
    21,696
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    @DS_USER_997 UK SATs and USA SATs are entirely different exams. Other people wondering SATS in the UK appear at years 2, 6 and 9 (6-7, 10-11 and 13-14 years old respectively), SATs in the US are as Covarr says college (more or less a synonym to university) entry exams.

    Back on topic if I were a release group/Square enix I would have a serious urge to be a bastard and "tweak" some of the answers.
     
  15. Issac

    Member Issac Mini-mod

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2004
    Messages:
    4,454
    Location:
    Sweden
    Country:
    Sweden
    I'm going to try this tonight, and hopefully it will have some interesting content... I don't even know what those SATs REALLY are, except some text and such like you just described FAST6191, but since I'm in my 3rd year in University, Maybe this could be something good to refresh my memory... like an "higher education brain training"... oh well, only after testing it I'll be able to make some judgment on it...
     
  16. Heran Bago

    Member Heran Bago Where do puyo come from?

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2005
    Messages:
    2,846
    Location:
    Foggy California
    Country:
    United States
    Woulda been nice to have this when I was in high school. I studied for it somewhat and got good scores. ~2000 out of the 2200 the new system used. They have changed the scoring again since though haven't they?
     
  17. Covarr

    Member Covarr Sentient Cash Register

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2005
    Messages:
    872
    Location:
    Far East of Eden
    Country:
    United States
    The new system goes up to 2400; 800 per test. I got 1960 (720 math, 620 reading, 620 writing).
     
  18. PBC

    Member PBC What!? I can change this??

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2006
    Messages:
    590
    Location:
    New York
    Country:
    United States
    Is it bad for me to want for a GRE or MCAT edition? I want the DS to help me pass my boards some day damn it.
     
  19. Rayout

    Member Rayout GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2006
    Messages:
    107
    Country:
    United States
    I took the SAT back in the ol' days and got 800/720 English/Math. No writing section at that point but I would have smoked that assuming they can read my handwriting [​IMG]

    I don't think games like this will help most students. Nothing beats comprehension of the subject matter. I took a class (free!) covering grammar and after a few weeks I was spotting errors all over standard printed media. I lost much of the ins and outs of grammar since my head is focused on engineering rather than English these days but picking up a grammar book would do kids a world better than playing a simple game.

    Seeing the grammar people use on the web makes me want to stab myself with an ice pick.

    As for math/physics...find a friend/teacher and go over all the basics. Kids seem to sneak by with gaping holes in their skills, teachers don't give a damn anymore. Sit down and think about your weaknesses and attack them.

    I wouldn't worry too much about it though. Chances are, if you give a sh*t about the test, you have the will to be successful in the world.
     

Share This Page