May 12, 2009 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] New York, NY - The Princeton Review and Modality, Inc. today announced The Princeton Review's SAT(R) Vocab Challenge application is available on the Apple App Store. This iPhone(TM) and iPod touch(R) app is a college admissions exam resource that measures a user's mastery of 250 words, including The Princeton Review's Hit Parade, a list of 100 words that most frequently appear on the SAT.
"Vocabulary building is one of the easiest, most effective ways to improve an SAT score, but it requires time and discipline on the part of the student," according to Robert Franek, VP/Publisher of The Princeton Review. "The revolutionary iPhone and iPod touch have enabled us to strip away the typical barriers to study so students can carry hundreds of need-to-know words with them everywhere they go, and challenge themselves with fast-paced drills for a meaningful study session, whether they have five free minutes or an entire weekend."
Modality created a custom framework for The Princeton Review's SAT application that takes full advantage of the innovative Multi-Touch user interface of iPhone and iPod touch and includes the following features:
* 250 of the most commonly tested words on the SAT, as identified by The Princeton Review's survey of past tests
* Four distinct types of timed challenges to test the user on each word's positive or negative connotation, synonyms, antonyms, and definition
* Students can select answers quickly by swiping the screen or shaking the device
* Performance is tracked by the app itself, so at any time students can see the number of terms they have mastered
* A complete index with definition, audio pronunciation and part of speech for each word
Additional standardized test preparation titles, along with applications based on The Princeton Review's bestselling line of college and graduate school reference guides, are scheduled for release in 2009. A video demonstration of SAT Vocab Challenge may be viewed online at Modality's website and more information about The Princeton Review is available online at The Princeton Review's website or by calling 800-2Review.
Pricing and Availability:
SAT Vocab Challenge is available for $4.99 (USD) from the App Store. Requires iPhone 2.2.1 software update.
About The Princeton Review
The Princeton Review (Nasdaq: REVU) has been a pioneer and leader in helping students achieve their higher education goals for more than 25 years through college and graduate school test preparation and private tutoring. With more than 165 print and digital publications and a free website, the Company provides students and their parents with the resources to research, apply to, prepare for, and learn how to pay for higher education. The Princeton Review also partners with schools and guidance counselors throughout the U.S to assist in college readiness, test preparation and career planning services, helping more students pursue postsecondary education.
Modality, Inc. believes every moment can be a learning moment. By taking the most trusted, relevant educational content on the market and reinventing it for the small screen, Modality creates mobile learning applications that fully engage users with the material they need to know. Anywhere, anytime, right on their favorite devices. Visit their website for more information. Copyright 2009 Modality, Inc.. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries. SAT is a registered trademark of the College Board. The Princeton Review and The Princeton Review logo are trademarks of The Princeton Review, Inc. The Princeton Review, Inc. is not affiliated with Princeton University.