1. Education
Kelly Roell

Rock It with Grockit

By July 25, 2009

Follow me on:

Is test prep boring the snot right out of your head?

Are you jaded by the format of Princeton's 500-pound test prep manual?

Would you rather suffer a long, miserable death than read another test prep question in the traditional format?Then Grockit, a test prep website with the familiar feel of a Facebook or Twitter, may be just your thing.

Unlike traditional test prep websites, where you sit alone on a page and answer question after mind-numbing question, Grockit offers interactive play with other people studying for the same test you are. As of right now, the only tests available are the SAT and the GRE, but more games are being added soon for the ACT, GMAT, LSAT, and MCAT.

Plus, Grockit offers tutoring sessions with prices ranging from complimentary to $20/hour, real-time chatting, and the ability to invite friends from Gmail, Plaxo, and Yahoo.

Here's what's cool about Grockit: It's very affordable. The first 35 questions are free (to get you hooked) but it's only $40/year after that for unlimited gaming.

Studying for the SAT? Necessary, but evil. Gaming with your friends online? Not quite as a boring.

Sign up and tell me what you think!

Photo © Flickr user Samael Tripp

Comments

August 7, 2009 at 5:05 pm
(1) Fumin says:

Agreed! I wish this company existed when I was studying back in 2004. I was just playing around on their site, totally got addicted.

August 8, 2009 at 4:56 pm
(2) Kelly Roell says:

Seriously. I was answering questions for about an hour before I realized how unproductive I was actually becoming…

August 24, 2009 at 3:55 pm
(3) Joseph says:

I think you should check out Ivy Score.
It’s as personal and instructive as a classroom course but it features the convenience of online classes.

August 24, 2009 at 9:21 pm
(4) testprep says:

Hey Joseph –

How do I find out more about Ivy Score?

Leave a Comment


Line and paragraph breaks are automatic. Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title="">, <b>, <i>, <strike>

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.