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Study for the SATs Using the DS

by Jared Rosenberg - November 5, 2008, 11:27 pm PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Press Release

Kaplan has shipped their new SAT preparation title, futureU.

Aspyr Media and Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions have announced that their new DS game, futureU, has shipped to stores across the nation. The goal of futureU is to help prepare students for taking the SAT test.

The game features six different mini-games that are split into the categories of reading, writing, and math. There are hundreds of questions included which seek to improve a player's skills in a number of areas and topics like algebra, geometry, statistics, passive voice, tenses, idioms, vocabulary, pronouns, themes, and conjunctions. In addition, futureU tracks progress through the test preparation material.

Published by Aspyr Media, futureU is available in stores for the suggested retail price of 29.99.

Aspyr Media Ships New SAT Prep Video Game, futureU™, for Nintendo DS™

Interactive Test Prep Game Based on Study Material from Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions Designed for Studying While On The Go

AUSTIN, TX - November 5, 2008 - Aspyr Media, in collaboration with Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, announced today that futureU™, a first-of-its-kind SAT prep video game, has shipped to retail stores nationwide for Nintendo DS™. Following on the heels of the PC/Mac version of the same name, futureU represents a new medium for supplemental SAT prep by adapting test preparation material into a collection of fun interactive games.

Utilizing the touch screen capabilities of DS, futureU offers a complete interactive experience unlike any standard test taking method to date. Designed for studying at home or on the go, the game consists of six distinctive mini-games that are divided into three main categories - Math, Reading and Writing. Developed as a complement to traditional SAT study methods, the game is grounded in Kaplan curriculum and features hundreds of questions and track-able player progress.

futureU incorporates a wealth of in-game content that challenges and sharpens skills including:

  • Reading: Focuses on refining players' reading skills, vocabulary, main idea identification, themes and arguments, technique, and recognizing word meanings based on context.

  • Writing: Concentrates on improving players' writing skills by covering topics such as passive voice, run-on sentences, misplaced modifiers, parallelism, conjunctions, fragments, coordination and subordination, pronouns, subject-verb agreement, tenses, adverbs and adjectives, gerunds, idioms, wrong words, and double negatives.

  • Math: Enable players to practice critical math areas such as algebra, geometry, data, statistics, probability, polynomials, and sequences.

futureU for Nintendo DS™ is rated "E" for Everyone by the ESRB and is available for an SRP of $29.99. For more information, please visit www.aspyr.com.

futureU is the latest supplementary test prep offering from Kaplan which adapts test preparation content into a medium relevant for today's teens. Last year, Kaplan launched SAT prep for iTunes® and a score-raising graphic novel series.

*SAT is a registered trademark of the College Entrance Examination Board, which neither sponsors nor endorses this product.

*Nintendo DS is a trademark of Nintendo.

About Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions

Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions (www.kaptest.com), a division of Kaplan, Inc., is a premier provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Established in 1938, Kaplan is the world leader in the test prep industry. With a comprehensive menu of online offerings and a complete array of books and software, Kaplan offers preparation for more than 90 standardized tests, including entrance exams for secondary school, college and graduate school, as well as English language and professional licensing exams. Kaplan also provides private tutoring and college and graduate admissions consulting services.


Ian SaneNovember 06, 2008

Because when you need to buckle down and study for the SATs having a VIDEOGAME SYSTEM with you is always a good idea. ;)

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