This next resource will be particularly useful for high school students who are preparing for exams, especially for the SAT and GMAT.
However, the service also includes preparation programs for university level tests, such as the GRE.
I’m sure that many of us who graduated before the Internet’s ubiquity, would have found this resource to be extremely useful.
Grockit.com offers users a free diagnostic test, and free access to practice tests. For their subscription price, they provide the chance to give and receive mutual help from other students around the world. Subscribers also can access special in-depth courses, as well as tutoring and solo study sessions.
Any student: high school or graduate should give this service a try.
Of course, the main ‘pro’ is their experience – this service is one of the leaders in test prep business and so their methodology is largely based on the expertise of their experienced staff. That’s why you can be confident of a better final outcome of your test preparations.
Another attractive feature is the display format of the tests – some similar services look pale compared to Grockit.com. Literally. The interface for the test prep and the design is well designed.
Judicious use of color helps to highlight the important parts of the screen. This highlighting with color and placement also should help you to remain fully focused on the page: the design is effectively drawing your attention to the content. We should not underestimate the significance of this element in making a web resource usable.
After all, if you drive a car that is uncomfortable for you, you won’t enjoy a decent ride even if it expensively engineered. The same is true of the design of this website – it helps you to progress logically through the test, concentrating your attention on the important parts, making the learning process a “comfortable ride”.
Grockit.com covers a wide selection of programs/tests, as stated earlier. This means that if you are approaching high school graduation, you could address all of your important standardized tests for the next 5-6 years, using solely this one service.
This is not inconsequential: the more accustomed you are to using a resource, the more effective your prep is likely to be. After all, you are not wasting time and attention familiarizing yourself with and adjusting to a new system.
It has a great set-up for tracking progress: it allows you to see and visualize your results. We found this to be really helpful for prioritizing your learning process and “patching holes” in your test results.
Well, it’s pretty hard to find something negative about a service like this. We’ve searched through a variety of different review websites, and re-examined our own experience, but we couldn’t find anything that could be regarded as an objective complaint.
First of all, you need to remember that test prep should only form only one part of your overall effort. In order to succeed at your tests, the most important thing you need to do is – learn the material! Grockit.com is a great convenience for your learning process. This service provides a substantial amount of great assistance. The staff also provide professional support and guidance.
But your efforts and your desire to learn are the most important elements in your mastery of these tests. Of course, you may think that a standardized test is just something to be gotten through, like dentist appointment. However, what is important is the learning that occurs before the test. If you’ve done your research and studying, then using Grockit.com might be a great enhancement to your educational efforts.
Remember, that any test preparation strategy, like Grockit.com, accomplishes most of its effect by repetition. This does not constitute good education. You have to actually learn something, by understanding what you memorize! We wish you good luck with all your exams.
Web Review: Grockit.com
Posted by Jack Milgram to