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    1. SIGN with your BABY Complete Learning
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    2. Wiley CPA Examination Review 2005,
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    3. Learn in Your Car Spanish: The
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    4. The PowerScore LSAT Logic Games
    $43.47 list($69.00)
    5. Behind the Wheel Spanish (8 CDs/Complete
    $79.20 $66.33 list($99.00)
    6. The American Accent Guide, Second
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    7. Kaplan GRE Exam 2005 with CD-ROM
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    8. Kaplan GMAT 2005 with CD-ROM (Kaplan
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    9. The Official SAT Study Guide:
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    10. Behind the Wheel French (8 CD
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    14. Getting to Maybe: How to Excel
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    15. Examkrackers 101 Passages in MCAT
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    16. Chinese (Mandarin) I
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    17. The Official Guide for GMAT Review
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    1. SIGN with your BABY Complete Learning Kit: US DVD Version, Book, Training Video (DVD), Quick Reference Guide
    by Joseph Garcia
    list price: $49.95
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    Asin: 1932354018
    Catlog: Book (2004-07)
    Publisher: Northlight Communications
    Sales Rank: 8627
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    Book Description

    The Complete Learning Kit-US DVD Version - includes the SIGN with your BABY Book, Training Video (DVD), and Quick Reference Guide (total of 3 component products) bundled together in one box. ... Read more

    2. Wiley CPA Examination Review 2005, 4-Volume SET (Wiley Cpa Examination Review (4 Vol Set))
    by Patrick R.Delaney, O. RayWhittington
    list price: $207.80
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    Asin: 0471668478
    Catlog: Book (2004-11-19)
    Publisher: Wiley
    Sales Rank: 5068
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    Book Description

    Completely revised for the new computerized CPA Exam

    Published annually, this comprehensive four-volume study guide for the Certified Public Accountant's (CPA) Exam arms readers with detailed outlines and study guidelines, plus skill-building problems and solutions, that help them to identify, focus, and master the specific topics that need the most work. Many of the practice questions are taken from previous exams, and care is taken to ensure that they cover all the information candidates need to pass the CPA Exam. Reflecting the most recent changes to the new computerized CPA Exam, this comprehensive examination review is broken down into four volumes: Regulation, Auditing and Attestation, Financial Accounting and Reporting, and Business Environment and Concepts. The number one CPA exam review provider worldwide, these study guides:
    * Include over 2,700 practice questions and complete information on the new simulation questions
    * Contain a unique modular structure that divides the content into 44 self-contained study modules so that candidates can zero in on areas that need the most work
    * Include AICPA content requirements and offers three times as many examples as other CPA exam review study guides

    O. Ray Whittington, PhD, CPA, CMA, CIA (Chicago, IL), is the Ledger and Quill Director of the School of Accountancy at DePaul University and author of bestselling books in the Wiley CPA Examination Review System. Patrick R. Delaney, PhD, CPA, was the Arthur Andersen LLP Alumni Professor of Accountancy at Northern Illinois University and the author of bestselling books, audios, and software in the Wiley CPA Examination Review System.
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    3. Learn in Your Car Spanish: The Complete Language Course : 3 Level Set (Learn in Your Car)
    by Henry N. Raymond
    list price: $49.95
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    Asin: 1591252075
    Catlog: Book (2002-05-01)
    Publisher: Penton Overseas
    Sales Rank: 936
    Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars
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    Reviews (10)

    4-0 out of 5 stars This Set is Work, but Worth It
    If you are serious about learning Spanish, this will help you. However, it moves too fast to be your ONLY method of learning. You also need a beginning book or beginning class. This helps you listen for understanding and pronunciation. It starts with words and short phrases and moves quickly to longer sentences. Each lesson builds on the ones before, with concepts adding quickly. You hear it first in English, then there is a pause and you try to say it in Spanish. Then you hear it twice in Spanish, with a pause each time for you to attempt it. You learn much faster if you do try to pronounce it, as they recommend. Cut it off in heavy traffic, it requires concentration! I've been using it for a year, and have completed 2 of the 3 levels. My comprehension and pronunciation have improved tremendously as a result!

    5-0 out of 5 stars For the language student, not the traveler
    This series is formatted differently from other beginning language courses, such as those from Living Language and Berlitz. It's not a series of phrases designed for the traveler, but a more complete course for people who have aspirations of fluency. Hence, I'd recommend this course to anyone who was serious about learning the Spanish language, but not to the occasional traveler. Plan on spending several months going over the material.

    The early part of the course involves a considerable amount of basic vocabulary. Sentences and phrases come later. Once they do, they build upon each other quickly, so you'll be glad you learned the vocabulary. The advantage of this approach is that when the sentences come, you have a better chance of understanding and remembering them. The downside is that you really have to force yourself thru the early part of the course without any sense that you're getting anywhere.

    The material is perfectly suited to anyone with a long commute. What's needed is about 45 minutes per day of uninterrupted listening -- over and over and over and over. You don't even need to listen that hard. It's more like singing along with the radio. Just the constant repetition, with you repeating the words and phrases, is enough to implant the material in your brain. After a while, you'll know the language and not know how you know it.

    One great advantage of the presentation over other similar courses is that there is a slight pause between the English speaker and the Spanish translation. This pause allows you to say the Spanish word or phrase before the Spanish speaker, if you know it. This seemingly insignificant detail is actually critical for learning. Other courses put the Spanish translation immediately after the English speaker, without a pause, and you never really build the kind of recall that you need. Another advantage of the course is that it presents both Spanish and Latin American versions of words and phrases, when there is a difference.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The more you practice, the better it gets!
    Your Spanish, that is!

    I started learning Spanish about 8 1/2 weeks ago using another set of CDs and a book as well as this set, but I have gradually switched over to using this set of CDs alone and am currently working on the 8th of the 9 CDs.

    This set works for me, because:

    1) It is great for developing your accent. Constant repetition developes the right muscles in your mouth, tongue and lips for speaking Spanish. At first I really struggled with certain sounds, but by striving to mimic the speaker, I have really come a long way. Pronouncing words and phrases correctly and fluently is incredibly important if you want to speak decent Spanish, and this is one of the biggest strengths of this course. You start off just trying to get each word right, then getting whole phrases and sentences exactly as spoken, with all the accents in the right place, 'r's trilled, and vowels elided as required.

    2) Constant repetition of the pattern sentences helps to reprogram your brain in Spanish without any real effort on your part. Sometimes I will drive for long distances repeating every phrase 3 times while my brain is elsewhere, but find that later in the day those same phrases are running through my brain and that I am wanting to speak to English speakers in Spanish, which shows that the program is definitely doing its job.

    3) I find myself making up original Spanish sentences in my head, based on the pattern sentences.

    All these changes have occurred in the last few weeks, without any effort on my part and without me devoting any special time to the projects, except time when driving, walking, or lying in bed with a Walkman type CD player. Now I am over the worst bumps in starting to learn Spanish. I know the 30 most common verbs, even if not fluent in all their tenses, I know the 20 or 30 most common prepositions, how to use reflexive verbs, the numbers, the days of the week, the months, the seasons of the year, the weather, lots of nouns and adjectives, the use of many idioms with the verb 'tenir', the mysteries of the verb 'haber' , several ways to say 'excuse me', and, most important of all, how to ask someone to speak more slowly, or "mas despacio", as we Hispanophones like to say.

    The materials are extremely well organized, though you do not need to know this, and new concepts and vocabulary are introduced in a logical order a teaspoonful at a time, so that you never feel you are learning vocabulary or grammar, yet you are speaking Spanish, so you must be digesting something.

    ( I realised how well organized the materials were when I foolishly skipped Level 2 discs II and III to go to Level 3 disc I and found I was struggling with new material overload.)

    I am not sure that there is any correct or incorrect way to use these discs, but my method is to play each disc 10-12 times, first just listening a few times and repeating in my head, but not aloud, then listening and repeating, and finally giving the translation in Spanish before hearing the Spanish version. When I am heartily sick of a disc, whether or not I know everything on it, I move on to the next disc. When I have completed all, I will go back, revise, and reinforce my knowledge of all the materials--at least that is the plan.

    I really recommend this course. You have to put in the work of repeating phrases, but that is about it. After that you can just open your mouth and let the Spanish flow.

    Obviously the course will not give you every word or phrase you need, but you can use an online translator to make up the sentences you really feel you want and you will have enough knowledge by now to know if the translation program has got it right, and to be able to edit any errors or misunderstandings.

    *** Addendum 2/24/04

    Soon after writing the above, after about 9 weeks with the CDs, I made my first trip to a Spanish speaking country with wonderful results. Mostly I avoided being around English speaking people and initially I was pretty tongue tied, but by the end of three days I was starting conversations with strangers, ordering meals without reference to the menu, and had learned almost enough Spanish to get a job as a soap opera writer in Spanish. By the time I left I did not want to stop speaking Spanish and in fact continued on the plane and in the airport in Miami. I was even thinking and dreaming in Spanish, for goodness sake.

    Since my return I have had conversations with Spanish speaking people I have met, and it is amazing how friendly they become when you are trying to speak their language, however badly.

    Don't get the impression that I am now miraculously fluent in Spanish. My Spanish is still pathetically bad, but I am still working with the CDs as I drive and improving all the time.

    Maybe there are other better courses for learning Spanish, but all I can say is that this one has hit the spot for me.

    1-0 out of 5 stars waaayyyy too much chit chatting......
    This is very poorly put together. Much too much chit chatting (in English). No real lessons. Have to listen to too much chatter and the sound has very poor he was talking into a tape recorder.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Not Good
    This is definitely not for beginners. It does not "teach" you any basics. I've listened to the first tape ~6 times and I've learned about 10 words. I would not recommend this to anyone. ... Read more

    4. The PowerScore LSAT Logic Games Bible
    by David M. Killoran
    list price: $44.99
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    Asin: 097212960X
    Catlog: Book (2003-04-01)
    Publisher: Powerscore Pub
    Sales Rank: 4096
    Average Customer Review: 3.87 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    The PowerScore LSAT Logic Games Bible is the most comprehensive book available for the Logic Games section of the LSAT. The intent of this book is to provide you with an advanced system for attacking any game you encounter on the LSAT. This same system is covered in the live classes taught by PowerScore, and all of the methods and techniques discussed in the book have been tested in classroom situations over many years.

    The book features and explains a detailed methodology for attacking the games section. All aspects of Logic Games are covered, from recognizing game types to diagramming rules to making inferences and answering questions. Entire chapters are devoted to the most advanced game techniques and to time management strategies.

    Logic Games are divided into individual types, and a discussion follows that teaches you how to approach each type of Game, and drills are presented to help you apply and understand the techniques. Thereafter, real LSAT logic games are used to illustrate how the techniques apply to real tests. Using real LSAT questions is a must for high-level LSAT preparation, and twenty-one real LSAT logic games are contained in the book. Each logic game is accompanied by a detailed analysis of the game setup and related questions.

    The author has over 12 years experience teaching the LSAT and has scored in the 99th percentile on a Law Services-administered test. An expert in LSAT preparation, he has overseen the preparation of thousands of students and founded two national LSAT preparation companies.

    The Logic Games Bible can be supplemented by The Ultimate Set-Ups Guide, which features setups for every game in each released LSAT from 1995 to 2002.Also, both books provide access to a unique website for additional LSAT and Logic Games information, and has answers to frequently asked questions.

    For more information about the renowned PowerScore LSAT Logic Games Bible, contact PowerScore at (800) 545-1750. ... Read more

    Reviews (30)

    4-0 out of 5 stars If You are Scared by Logic Games Get This Book!
    For me, the worst part of the LSAT was the logic games section. I purchased several other books including Kaplan and Princeton Review before buying this book. This by far, was the best resource I could have invested in for the Logic Games Section of the LSAT. I can't imagine having taken the test without the aid of this book. It wasn't a page turner, but I worked my way through each chapter carefully and ended up doing much better on the Logic Games section of the LSAT than I ever imagined possible. If you are anything like me and are CONFUSED and frustrated by the logic games and about to give up, buy this book, work through it carefully, take notes, and you will notice a huge difference in your performance. Following the advice in this book was the single most important step I took in improving my score, and I recommend this book to anyone who wants to get a good LSAT score and is willing to invest some time and energy in methodically applying the techniques that are outlined in the book to their practice tests and studies.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this unless your LSAT is lower than 150
    Ok, I can see how this book can help somebody who has very limited logical mind. If you are comfortable with logics, it would be far faster and easier to figure out the games in your own way. Try solving the old test problems and you will definitely find your own best diagrams to solve them efficiently. This book can even slow you down by making you follow the given steps which, I think, is a waste of time for those who can find their easiest way themselves.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Invaluable LSAT Preparation
    This publication should be your second purchase for LSAT preparation only after buying "10 Actual" "10 More Actual" and "The Next 10 Actual" from the Law School Admissions Council.

    "Logic Games Bible" delineates what is necessary to know about the notoriously difficult Logic Games section of the LSAT. It gives real examples, incisive insight, and rules that are easy to memorize and follow. After each example there is a 2-3 page question-by-question explanation.

    To score well on the LSAT, you must effuse confidence from every orifice; don't find yourself diffident on test day. Get the Logic Games Bible as soon as you can.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Analytical Reasoning is hard; this book helps.
    I've spent a lot of time studying for the LSAT and reading reviews people have written for different books. Having a lot of experience in this field, I would say the the Logic Games Bible is very helpful for three reasons.

    1) People need extra help on the games section, and this provides a lot of practice.

    2) It helps identify game types, then reinforces it through practice, so you're able to know how to approach a problem.

    3) It provides games practice without having to ruin an entire practice test (or 3 or 4) by just taking the games section and not the other three.

    Anyway, I needed help with games, and while this book is not going to give you a 180, this book does provide a lot of help and practice where most LSAT takers desperately need it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Resource for a Scary Test
    I decided to purchase this book after reading about it on several law school chat boards. I wasn't sure any book could help me with games, but after reading the comments, I took the chance. I feel quite fortunate that I did.

    First, this is a serious book for a serious test. There is no joking around or making fun of the LSAT. The author immediately sets out to discuss the different types of games on the LSAT and spends quite a bit of time discussing how to set up and diagram the rules for the games. For me, this was critical because I needed significant improvement in even understanding how to approach the games, and this book delivered. The diagramming advice was sensible and intuitive, and I had no trouble adopting the approach advocated by the author. Literally, I felt like I was being given the mental tools to handle the test.

    Second, although there are games discussed in the text and drill sets, the recurrent theme seems to be an emphasis on solving games through recognition of form. I found this to be a unique approach, and one the benefited me tremendously. As I continued through the book I began to see that certain elements appeared again and again, and by recognizing those elements I had a handle on how to approach the game as well as a way to attack new games.

    Third, at the conclusion of each chapter there are game sets and each game is explained in detail. I found this to be very helpful since I could do the game on my own and then immediately review to see what errors I made. By doing this I made significant progress in correcting my errors.

    Discovering this book was a positive turning point in my preparation. The $45 I spent gave me renewed confidence in my ability to solve games and was, in my opinion, the best investment I made in this whole law school process. ... Read more

    5. Behind the Wheel Spanish (8 CDs/Complete Illustrated Text & Tapescript)
    by Mark Frobose
    list price: $69.00
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    Asin: 1893564428
    Catlog: Book (2002-04-07)
    Publisher: Language Dynamics
    Sales Rank: 8093
    Average Customer Review: 3.75 out of 5 stars
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    At last a Spanish CD course which requires no reading and which teaches you to actually speak Spanish in a minimum of time and effort. The course also comes complete with a complete 207 page illustrated text with tapescript, same page answer keys and English translations for home review. Designed by the experts at Language Dynamics, 'Behind The Wheel Spanish For Your Car' takes the learner form basic to intermediate level Spanish without the guesswork and pain usually associated with language learning. An expert English speaking instructor talks you through these tapes in English while a trained professional native Latin American Spanish speaker teaches you Spanish the way it is really spoken.

    Behind The Wheel Spanish For Your Car is the ideal way to learn Spanish while you drive because there is no confusion, no reading, no looking up meanings, and no guessing. It's all on the tapes. Use your commute time to effectively learn Spanish with this delightful course whose method will have you speaking your first words in Spanish within minutes of receiving your course, and enjoying it. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Good... but Behind the Wheel?
    This is a pretty good course. I've learned some Spanish and I am just on CD 2. But, the book does not match the cd's very well. Some of the words taught on the tape are not the same words (are they synonyms?) in the book. I think it was originally just a book and tapes, not meant really for learning behind the wheel and they just copied the tapes to CD (see Conversational Spanish in Nothing Flat).
    There are 2 tracks on each cd, each about 30 min long (the front and back of each tape) and if you want to repeat a section of audio ('repetition is the key to learning' the instructor tells us), you have to >> or << the cd player - not the easiest or safest thing to do while driving. And if you are not careful, you are back at the beginning of a track. Not much fun when you are 15 minutes into a 30 minute track and the only way to get back is to hold down the >> key...

    If they had taken just a little time and divided each tape into about twenty 3 minute tracks so that the driver could review more easily, it would be so much better.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great For Behind the Wheel
    This is an amazingly helpful car Spanish course. I've learned a ton of Spanish already and I am only on CD 2. Fortunately, the book matches the cd's perfectly for home review and there is even a word for word tapescript and and answer keys (and English translations - what a Godsend) on the same page as the exercises..
    I received the multi-track version of this set but I feel that with the built in review that the single track version would work just fine in the car as well. I rarely if ever use the multi-tracks because the course is designed to be 'real time' which means you don't have to artificially speed it up or slow it down. Just keep playing the CDs and you'll learn to speak Spanish.
    My set has 6 tracks per CD and they are beautifully produced.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Multiple Tracks at Last!!
    I am and continue to be a big fan of Language Dynamics, their method and above all, the Behind the Wheel Series.
    I am delighted to have purchased the newer version of Behind the Wheel Spanish 8 CD with text which has
    Multiple Tracks and is completely edited with no reference to tapes whatsoever.
    The former course was good but this one is great since I can now sail from lesson to lesson with my track changer and still enjoy the award winning voices and accents that have made this course an all time favorite.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Too much baggage
    The content gets the stars, the presentation loses them. To have to hear on the second side of the 8th CD the presenter say for the n-teenth time "listener, please remember to stop the tape and repeat..." It gets painful to hear the instructions over and over and over and over and over (get it) again. Also, trying to rewind the CD while driving doesn't work. CD should have been divided into many more tracks than 2 per CD. I got through all 8, used it to break up Pimsleur Spanish I and II, every time I finished a Pimsleur CD I popped one of these in and worked on a side for a while, then went back to Pimsleur. At >55 am learning that learning a language isn't for the instant gratification folks...

    5-0 out of 5 stars Simplifies and Speeds Up Speaking Spanish
    I bought Behind the Wheel Spanish upon the recommendation of a friend who had heard an interview with Mark (the founder of Language Dynamics) while on business in California on a radio program called LA Insight with Skip Kelly. She was so impressed that she bought the course right away and learned to speak Spanish right away as well. About a month ago I saw Mark's interview here in New York on Fox 5's 'Good Day New York' where I was instantly impressed by his method to teaching foreign languages in a simple and fast way.
    Seeing and hearing this and having her glowing recommdation before me daily compelled me to buy the course as well. The course performed for me just like it did for her (of course, I had to PRACTICE) but it was well worth because now I can speak Spanish.
    Below are my impressions of what makes Behind the Wheel Spanish so effective at making novice learners like myself totally conversational in just a few weeks:
    1. The product has superb clarity of voices and exudes a spontaneity which makes learning Spanish fun. Thanks to this, you feel an affinity for the course and actually enjoy it.
    Big plus.
    2. The fast and easy to learn design of the course, beginning with the immediate gratification you feel when you conclude your first one half hour session with the CDs speaking sentences in Spanish that Spanish speakers understand 10 minutes later on the street.
    3. The 'natural' way you just seem to pick up Spanish without having to learn grammar or reviewing. No need to go back. It's all 'built in' the course. Just keep playing it over and over, wherever you are.
    4. The joy of hearing a Spanish speakers voice that is sooo
    good that every Spanish speaker you bring to listen to your CDs says that 'This guy's Spanish is excellent' .
    5. The thrill of being able to express what you really feel in 100 different ways because you know own a linguistic blueprint, a template that you can manipulate over and over again in different and personal ways while increasing your fluency.
    6. The satisfaction that comes from knowing that instead of wasting your time doing nothing in your car, while jogging, shopping, walking, etc ... that you are becoming fluent in Spanish. And this is confirmed by native Spanish speakers with whom you interact daily with whom you share what you have learned from your course.
    7. Getting the past, present and future along with idioms all in the same course.
    8. Having a complete illustrated text with answer keys on the same page for home or office review.
    Behind the Wheel Spanish really simplifies and speeds up learning Spanish. ... Read more

    6. The American Accent Guide, Second Edition: A Complete and Comprehensive Course on the Pronunciation and Speaking Style of American English for Individuals of All Language Backgrounds / book and 8 CDs
    by Beverly A. Lujan
    list price: $99.00
    our price: $79.20
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    Asin: 0963413945
    Catlog: Book (2004-01)
    Publisher: Lingual Arts
    Sales Rank: 20815
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    This highly sought after program with an international following provides thorough instruction on the intonation, stress, rhythm, and the sounds that work together to give American English its distinct "accent".

    Produced by a speech-language pathologist with expertise at training all components of American English speech, this program imparts a wealth of insights and techniques, accompanied by clear graphics.

    This new edition includes 8 CDs featuring a variety ofmale and female voices, and more conversational exercises. Interactive exercises use everyday language of social-casual to professional-business-technical situations.

    The American Accent Guide is highly relevant to speakers of all language backgrounds who want to attain mastery on all aspects of English as commonly spoken in North America. ... Read more

    Reviews (3)

    5-0 out of 5 stars most comprehensive and accurate I've found
    See my review on the 1st edition for a comparative analysis of this book with others. (I believe this edition is basically a superset of the last one, but they don't seem to be linked on amazon, so I'm doing it myself.)

    5-0 out of 5 stars The knowledge I get is matchless.
    This gem provides me the complete guidance to the correct sounds that Americans speak and the practical and easy steps to follow. I improve not only my speaking, but my listening also.

    Gradually, I notice myself having more fun and more confidence when facing Americans. Hardly hear their embarrassing "I-beg-your-pardon?" responses anymore.

    Supun Tiptipakorn
    Ph.D. student (Electrical Engineering)
    The University of Texas, Arlington

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Real American Accent!!!!
    I am from Brazil. I come to the USA twice a year in order to practice my English and visit my dear friends as well. They live in Pennysylvania. I really like the eastern USA accent. Anyway, everytime I come here I buy a book which is on American Accent.
    I was really fortunate this year because I got The American Accent Guide 2nd Edition which is just awesome.
    I'm enjoying soooo much studying it and using the CDs,which the sound quality is superb and totally understandable.
    The more I study it , the more I like it. I have improved my pronunciation and intelligibility of my English using this new 2nd Edition by Beverly A. Lujan.
    The American Accent Guide 2nd Edition is a great tool for anyone who wants to learn the REAL AMERICAN ACCENT. It is very well written and hard to put down once you start studying

    I can highly recommend this SUPERB 2nd Edition to anyone who wants to improve their american accent.

    Jorge Alves Nunes
    Brazil ... Read more

    7. Kaplan GRE Exam 2005 with CD-ROM (Kaplan Gre Exam)
    by Kaplan
    list price: $33.00
    our price: $21.78
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: 0743251709
    Catlog: Book (2004-07-01)
    Publisher: Kaplan
    Sales Rank: 1833
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    Book Description

    Are you ready for the GRE Exam? You will be.

    Kaplan's GRE 2005 Edition comes complete with a comprehensive review of all the material on the exam, plus Kaplan's proven test-taking strategies to help maximize your score. This powerful combination is a highly effective way for you to score higher on the GRE and make yourself competitive for graduate school admissions.

    Succeed on the computer-adaptive GRE with Kaplan's exclusive computer test-taking strategies.

    Prepare with hundreds of practice questions to build your skills in the critical content areas of the GRE.

    Practice with our challenging, full-length GRE, complete with a detailed explanation for every answer.

    Score Higher with effective strategies and advice from Kaplan's expert instructors.

    Even more practice online! ... Read more

    8. Kaplan GMAT 2005 with CD-ROM (Kaplan Gmat)
    by Author Unknown
    list price: $37.00
    our price: $24.42
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    Asin: 0743251687
    Catlog: Book (2004-07-01)
    Publisher: Kaplan
    Sales Rank: 872
    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Are you ready for the GMAT? You will be.

    Kaplan's GMAT 2005 Edition comes complete with a comprehensive review of all the material on the exam, plus Kaplan's proven test-taking strategies to help maximize your score. This powerful combination is a highly effective way for you to score higher on the GMAT and make yourself competitive for business school admissions.

    Succeed on the Analytical Writing Assessment with Kaplan's expert strategies for approaching the computerized essay grader.

    Prepare with quizzes for Problem Solving, Critical Reasoning, Data Sufficiency, Reading Comprehension, Sentence Correction, and a new, expanded GMAT Math Reference section.

    Practice with a full-length GMAT, complete with explanations for every answer and detailed score analysis.

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Really a review of the 2004 book, but...
    Preparing for this test has been the bane of my existence for the past two weeks, and I promised myself that I would post a review of the 2004 book after taking the GMAT. However, given the likelihood that the 2005 edition doesn't differ much from the 2004, and the fact that there are so many reviews already for the 2004, thought my review would be more useful here.

    In short, this is a decent buy primarily for the CD-ROM. The usual complaints (ridiculously hard, some wrong answers, typos, annoying UI) are all valid (and may have even been corrected in the 2005 edition), but the bottom line is that there are a lot of good, hard questions on the CD-ROM that you will need to practice with to do well on the actual GMAT. The more questions and practice tests you do, the more prepared you will be for the actual test. It really is as simple as that.

    So get this book along with the ETS official guide and lock yourself in a cave for a few weeks. ... Read more

    9. The Official SAT Study Guide: For the New SAT
    by College Board
    list price: $19.95
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    Asin: 0874477182
    Catlog: Book (2004-10)
    Publisher: College Board
    Sales Rank: 430
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    In March 2005, the College Board will begin to administer a new SAT&reg;.To help prepare all students for the new SAT and college success™, the College Board introduces:

    The Official SAT Study Guide: For the New SAT™

    Here's the successor to the College Board's #1 best seller 10 Real SAT&reg;s. This new book is the only source of practice tests created by the test maker according to proprietary new SAT specifications. With the book's 700+ pages and 21 chapters, students:

    o Gain experience by taking 8 practice tests and receiving estimated scores.

    o Raise confidence by reviewing concepts, test-taking approaches, and practice questions.

    o Increase understanding of the new PSAT/NMSQT&reg; and the new SAT.

    Plus, book buyers receive free online score reports and a discount on The Official SAT
    Online Course™ with auto essay scoring.

    Changes to the new SAT include:

    o The name of the current SAT verbal section will be changed to critical reading, analogies will be eliminated and short reading passages will be added to existing long reading passages.

    o A new section called the SAT writing section will be added, which will contain multiple-choice grammar and usage questions and a student- written essay.

    o The SAT math section will be expanded to include topics from third-year college- preparatory
    math (also known as Algebra II); in addition, quantitative comparisons will be eliminated from
    this section.

    The Official SAT Study Guide: For the New SAT is part of the College Board's new SAT Readiness Program™ of print, online, and professional development

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    10. Behind the Wheel French (8 CD Course)
    by Mark Frobose
    list price: $69.00
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    Asin: 1893564789
    Catlog: Book (2003-07-09)
    Publisher: Language Dynamics
    Sales Rank: 7712
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Behind The Wheel French is the ideal way to learn to speak French while you drive because there is no confusion, no reading, no looking up meanings, and no guessing. It's all on the CDs. Use your commute time to effectively learn to speak a new language with this delightful course whose method will have you speaking your first sentences in your new language within minutes of receiving your course, and enjoying it. At last, a French CD coursewhich requires no reading and which teaches you to actually speak and understand authentic conversational French in a minimum of time and effort. Designed by the experts at Language Dynamics, 'Behind The Wheel' courses take the learner from basic to intermediate speaking and comprehension level without the guesswork and pain usually associated with language learning. A native speaker of French teaches you her language the way it's really spoken while a trained accentless American instructor explains it all in clear English so you always understand everything you're learning.Most language learners spend over 50% of their time looking up meanings instead of learning the language. With Behind the Wheel courses the language learning process is speeded up by giving you immediate answers to exercises, clear English translations, dynamic sentence building techniques, and high frequency vocabulary that teach you the language naturally like you learned English as a child. Behind The Wheel Courses are the ideal way to learn any language while you drive because there is no confusion, no reading, no looking up meanings, and no guessing. It's all on the CDs. Use your commute time to effectively learn to speak a new language with this delightful course whose method will have you speaking your first words in your new language within minutes of receiving your course, and enjoying it. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars great features and instruction!
    I've tried other CD sets to learn French and this is the best! The CD's are multiple track and although each track is rather long, I simply use the fast forward button on my car's CD player to skip through parts I really know. At first it seemed strange to learn without written materials, but the results speak for themselves (no pun intended). I highly recommend this course.

    5-0 out of 5 stars These Are Wonderful Multiple Track CDs!!
    Me and my car player loved these MULTIPLE TRACK French CDs. They're easy to understand and will teach you to speak French FAST. I learned so much French with this 8 CD set that I can speak more than my friend who was a French major in college. How 'bout them nanners?
    The tracks are laid out thematically so that you can fast forward on the run, go back, etc ... Ideal for the car. No reading or dictionary required. Great native French speaker and fantastic instructor who speaks clear American English.
    Don't be frightened away by those planted reviews that urge caution. I highly recommend this course and the quality of the recordings.
    P.S. I suggest to those who get an error message on these quality CDs (see above) to buy a new player and keep the CDs. The CDs are Taiyo Yuden, the folks who invented CD technology and the world's leading producer of high quality CDs. I checked all this out before I bought my course.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Très Bien et Merci!
    Many thanks or 'Merci Beaucoup' to Language Dynamics for coming up with Behind the Wheel French. A truly great course.
    Friendly voices come at you in a non threatening way to teach you how to speak French while in your car, jogging, etc. ..
    I really appreciated the natural, non grammatical approach and the native French speaker. I also liked the fact that the American instructor has an advanced degree in French and was rated as an excellent instructor by his university students. This level of expertise is evident in the CD presentation which is low key but extremely effective at getting one (me in this case) to speak and understand basic French.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I Highly Recommend This Course
    I saw Mark (the founder of Language Dynamics) on Good Day New York on WYNW Fox 5 a few weeks ago. I was so impressed by his philosophy of language teaching (and his fluency in 5 languages) that I bought his 'Behind the Wheel French' 8 CD course. From the perspective of a New Yorker who spends time driving, (many of us don't) this course is a godsend. It is my opinion however, that you could learn French anywhere with this course, not just in your car.
    Just like Mark said in his interview; Behind the Wheel French teaches you the building blocks of fluency in the language, not just a few canned phrases. Once you learn the basics from this course, you can pretty much learn on your own because you already speak the language.
    About the production. My CDs and overall package was of the highest quality. The voices on the CDs have excellent diction and are crystal clear. I thank Fox 5 for presenting this excellent method and course to me and others in their segment 'Foreign Language Courses 101'.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Method and Content!!
    The learning technique used in Behind the Wheel French is excellent. With this course I have learned useful French content for shopping, ordering food, and lots of numbers practice. What I consider most valuable is the foundation I received by learning to speak basic French sentences. I returned my Pimsleur French course because it lacked the content I needed on shopping, ordering food, etc ....
    I am much more satisfied with Language Dynamic's Behind the Wheel French. ... Read more

    11. Dos mundos (Student edition w/ Listening Comprehension CD)
    by Tracy D Terrell, MagdalenaAndrade, JeanneEgasse, MiguelMuñoz, Magdalena Andrade, Jeanne Egasse, Miguel Munoz
    list price: $98.75
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    Asin: 0072492937
    Catlog: Book (2001-09-19)
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
    Sales Rank: 144282
    Average Customer Review: 2.83 out of 5 stars
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    The philosophy of this best-selling introductory text is to emphasize communicative proficiency. Based on the Natural Approach, the text stresses the use of activities in a natural and spontaneous classroom atmosphere. In this comprehension-based approach, the development of receptive skills —listening and reading— precedes and forms the basis for the development of the productive skills —speaking and writing. Dos mundos is designed so that class time can be devoted to exposing students to Spanish through the abundant activities and readings in the text, allowing the grammar explanations and exercises to be studied outside of class. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Dos Mundos approach to languages
    I have been teaching using this book, which only works for intermediate students: In fact it is the best book I have ever found FOR TEACHERS! The grammar explanations are clear but it has too many concepts in each chapter, it is definitely a book I would NOT use with beginner students, it doesn't provide for enough drills and practices. For beginners, it is very important to have just one type of exercises and a lot of drills until they start internatilizing the language. There is nothing wrong with the book, if the authors would state that it is only for students of a certain level. Also, for all book writers, please do not use American-APuerto Rican or American Cuban accents, we can't use those phony accent tapes in Latin America when we know that native speakers don't speak like that. The vosotros should be dropped and left as a marginal note. The model of the language that is still being used in the United States is the Spanish from Spain. Currently, Spanish from Mexico is the Spanish most widely heard and it has been chosen as the model Spanish for Latin MTV. The theoretical concept of the "Natural approach" is great, if the book is true to the theory behind it, it must provide for true beginners, or make a preliminary book to accompany DOS MUNDOS.

    4-0 out of 5 stars very effective text
    I took two years of high school Spanish, then went over 6 years with no Spanish lessons or use and I found this book very useful. Since this book uses a different style of teaching Spanish, it is necessary for the instructor who is teaching the class to use and follow the "Natural Approach." When coupled with a good instructor and the workbook/audio tape portion, this text was a very effective learning tool.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Spanish Resource I've ever Come Across
    I think that "Dos Mundos" is an excellent resource for both teachers AND students. I disagree that study of the book needs to be accompanied by teacher instruction and supervision. The beauty of the text, in my opinion, is that it makes self-teaching very easy. The grammar section at the back of each chapter is clearly explained in English, and there is a complete vocabulary list at the end of each chapter.

    The other beauty of the book is that it creates the closest thing to language immerson that you can get out of a book. There are many articles from Spanish-speakers, written in very natural Spanish.

    As for the person upset about the Mexican Spanish, I can't say that I agree with you. I was pleasantly surprised because the book actually has samplings of the language from all over the Spanish world. But in order to avoid confusion (which would make sense), they stuck to one main form of Spanish - Spain Spanish.

    I recommend this book for ANYONE - teacher and students (from beginner level write up to the advanced learner)

    3-0 out of 5 stars World Language
    to the reviewer who says that every Spanish textbook should emphasize Mexican Spanish, there are many other countries other than Mexico that speak Spanish. It is pure linguistic chauvinism to state that vosotros shouldn't be taught. I also think 'vos' as used in Central American and the River Plate region should also be introduced in beginning Spanish classes. Limiting the accents that are offered and by refining the text as though Mexico were the only country potential Spanish speaker will visit is short-sighted and small-minded at best. The text is not meant to be used on an autodidactic basis.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Classroom Text on the Market
    I have been teaching University level introductory Spanish for over 10 years. This text is the best that I have ever used. The layout and coloring is great. There are excellent unit divisions. The latest edition has meaningfull cultural readings included within the chapters. Grammar explainations are clear and concise with good exercises. This is not a text for home study as the methodology incorporated is the Communicative Approach; briefy stated, study grammar and vocab at home and come to class and use it. Great classromm text for any Basic Language Program. ... Read more

    12. Teaching Language In Context
    by Alice Omaggio Hadley
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    Asin: 0838417051
    Catlog: Book (2000-10-18)
    Publisher: Heinle
    Sales Rank: 237570
    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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    TEACHING LANGUAGE IN CONTEXT is THE essential, must have methods text for anyone teaching or learning to teach a foreign language. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars If I were to choose one book
    No book can cover every aspect of language instruction, but by all means Hadley's work would be right up there with Ellis, Richards and Rodgers among others. This is a solid book, jam packed with historical facts and insights, and I feel has caught the full heart of the profession representing the current state of the profession. I could not disagree with the first reviewer more. I am reading this book through and I love this book. This is not a technique-y book at all but a serious treatise and contribution to educators who want to have a broader scope on theory and instruction. In my mind, the author answers the who, what, where, when, how, and why not just of one method but does it with several of the major methods. And this she does in Chapter three! This is a 512 page text and to my mind, the reading is coherent, smart, and digestable. This text is certainly one of the better foundational texts for comprehensive grasp of the field. This book is be a springboard to assist the reader to think through the past and present assumptionan about teaching language; it is an excellent choice! If I were to only have one text to me to read in this area, this would be a top contender. Thank you Alice Omaggio Haddley for the hard work and care you put into this wonderful book.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Ehhh
    This book is okay and only okay. It's not very practical; it does not really teach you how to teach a foreign language. The book errs regarding its definitions of language acquisition versus language learning. It is apparent to me as a reader and as a teacher that the author has not spent enough time in an actual classroom with actual language learners. The book is also lacking a 'why'. Why learn a new language? Why does this matter to students today? As any parent or teacher will tell you, why is the first, last and most asked question. "Ways With Words," by Shirley Brice Heath, has a lot more helpful information when it comes to language learning than this text.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Omaggio
    It's a good book but it sort of dismisses anything other than the communicative method as ineffective. it doesn't address how to teach AP classes effectively and it seems to be geared more towards an esl teacher rather than a foreign language teacher. Sometimes the communicative method bypasses the brain and kind of dummies up instruction. There is an important gap in how to teach grammar rules, and AP type test problems also I am unsatisfied with the material on how to teach writing. But this is the only methods text any important university is using nowadays, that will change once the communicative method goes out of fashion in a year or two.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Foreign Language Instruction Bible
    If you are a foreign language teacher who would like to understand more about second language acquisition, you will enjoy this book. Several methods are explored by the author and research to support some of the latest teaching methods. My Language Dept. uses it often, we are going to have to order additional copies because we enjoy it so much. It will change the way you teach.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Must for Foreign Language Teachers
    I think this is an excellent book for foreign language teachers of all levels. Omaggio gives a good overview of the theories driving language teaching--past and present-- and the basics of how second language is acquired. As there is no "magic formula" for creating effective lessons, learning how we learn a foreign language helps teachers to use their time in the classroom more efficiently. Rather than wasting time doing random substitution and grammar drills, the students can actually be learning the language in context. ... Read more

    13. Kaplan PCAT : 2004-2005 Edition (Kaplan Pcat)
    by John A. Kriak
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    Asin: 0743247558
    Catlog: Book (2004-01-01)
    Publisher: Kaplan
    Sales Rank: 5572
    Average Customer Review: 3.29 out of 5 stars
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    Are You Ready for the Test?

    Kaplan's PCAT Comprehensive Review, 2004 Edition comes complete with a targeted review of all the tested material on the PCAT plus Kaplan's highly effective test-taking strategies. With this powerful combination, PCAT Comprehensive Review, 2004 Edition can help you get the high PCAT score you need to get into pharmacy school.

    Intensive Science Review

  • 16 Biology Chapters
  • 13 Chemistry Chapters
  • Practice Sets for Each Section

    Verbal Ability Section

  • Extensive Root Word List
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    For more information, contact us at 1-800-KAP-TEST or visit ... Read more

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    2-0 out of 5 stars GO WITH BARRONS PCAT REVIEW
    Go with Barrons books... they're much more cost effective, and not to mention more helpful!

    5-0 out of 5 stars It brought me success...
    I just got my score from the PCAT I took in March 2004 and I scored in the 99th percentile. This was the only book that I used to review. I studied it cover-to-cover and took the pre-test seriously. I've been out of school for a bit and hadn't seen chemistry like that in 5 years. Biology on the test was easier than the content in the book. Same with math, but speed is the key to doing well in that section.
    Good Luck!

    4-0 out of 5 stars By far, the best prep. book in the market...believe me
    I took the March 27th, 04 PCAT, and I prepared for it by literally getting my hands on every PCAT prep. book the university book store had in stock. Lemme tell ya, by FAR, this book best represents the material you'll encounter on the test. Firstly, verbal section: waaaaaay more difficult that the actual words and analogies you'll have to understand, so don't panic if you don't understand what "dawdry" means. Next, bio: this book provides the BEST bio12 coverage compared to other review books that only give you a rough guide (outline) of what to expect (don't spend so much time on taxonomy). Reading Comp: expect these kinds of questions on the exam instead of the elementary level questions you find in Barron's or PCATSuccess. Quantitative: Most representative - content and difficulty wise (UNDERSTAND YOUR FRACTIONS MAN!!!!) (not so much on the trig tho). Lastly, Chem: actually, I think you're better off to go with Barron's actual practice exam for this one since the material in the Kaplan is a little higher (but hey, better it being harder than easier right?) The study content in the Kaplan Chem is pretty inclusive of all the material you'll need to know. Well, that's it. Hope this helps and wish ME luck when I get my results back. Later

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Study Guide
    I thought this book was great. If you know the content and the concepts covered in this book you will do well on the test. The chemistry, biology, verbal, and reading comprehension sections in the Kaplan book are a little harder that the actual test which I thought was helpful to be fully prepared. The math section is pretty accurate to the actual test. I just took the March PCAT and every question on the test was covered in this book. Anyone who says this book isn't helpful probably just wasn't prepared enough! Yes, this book is similar to Kaplan's MCAT book, however the PCAT and the MCAT have similar content in some sections. I used a lot of my old MCAT study materials to prepare for the PCAT. I don't know why other reviewers see this as a problem. The only complaint I have is that there were some typos in the book.

    1-0 out of 5 stars An Exact Copy of DAT
    This book is a word by word copy of DAT. It's sily to say this book is designed for PCAT. The Verbal part is also a copy from other Kaplan books, not directly related to PCAT. ... Read more

  • 14. Getting to Maybe: How to Excel on Law School Exams
    by Richard Michael Fischl, Jeremy Paul, Jeremy R. Paul
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    Asin: 0890897603
    Catlog: Book (1999-06-01)
    Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
    Sales Rank: 42417
    Average Customer Review: 4.52 out of 5 stars
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    Professors Fischl and Paul explain law school exams in ways no one has before, all with an eye toward improving the reader's performance. The book begins by describing the difference between educational cultures that praise students for "right answers," and the law school culture that rewards nuanced analysis of ambiguous situations in which more than one approach may be correct. Enormous care is devoted to explaining precisely how and why legal analysis frequently produces such perplexing situations.

    But the authors don't stop with mere description. Instead, Getting to Maybe teaches how to excel on law school exams by showing the reader how legal analysis can be brought to bear on examination problems. The book contains hints on studying and preparation that go well beyond conventional advice. The authors also illustrate how to argue both sides of a legal issue without appearing wishy-washy or indecisive. Above all, the book explains why exam questions may generate feelings of uncertainty or doubt about correct legal outcomes and how the student can turn these feelings to his or her advantage.

    In sum, although the authors believe that no exam guide can substitute for a firm grasp of substantive material, readers who devote the necessary time to learning the law will find this book an invaluable guide to translating learning into better exam performance. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book on law school test taking and legal thinking
    What most surprised me about this book was that I found it fascinating reading. It is doubtless extremely helpful for anyone facing a law school exam, particularly in the first year, but it is equally valuable, perhaps more valuable, for anyone CONSIDERING GOING TO LAW SCHOOL. I would be surprised if anyone reading this book didn't gain both an advantage on their law school exams and a better understanding of what the legal system is all about. I learned a lot.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Required Reading for All Law Students!!
    Getting to Maybe should be required reading on every law student's list! The authors take the mystery out of writing great law school exams. They tell you what the professor wants, and how to deliver that message. I wish I had had this book in law school. I spent the better part of 3 years wondering which coins the professors flipped to give grades. This book also is helpful for anyone taking a bar examination. The investment of $19.95 is a great deal!

    5-0 out of 5 stars The way to pass the law school exam.
    This book saved my law school carreer. law school tests are notoriously ambigous. There are no right answers. Unfortunatly, there seems to be no help for students. One of the proscribed methods is the IRAC method (when you get to school you will learn this and this is not the time to write about it). This book gives you a different way of acheving success in the test. The book does criticize IRAC and offers its own way of handling the testing questions. "Getting To Maybe" is written by law professors and who would know more about passing their tests as well as how a professor thinks? The book is a well written philosophy on the test and the mistakes. The authors spend a great deal of time explaining their philosophy and it is helpfull for the second half of the book. The book shows the common test question mistakes and how to fix them. The book also provides sample tests with sample answers and explanations of why they are good answers. This is the best part of the book, a side by side comparison of good and bad answers which makes this book invaluable. Highly reccommended.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Blessing
    Who better to get advice on law exams from than two law professors, who also graduated at the top of Harvard Law's class? My grades have gone up and up since reading (and re-reading) this book. Anyone who goes to law school, especially where competition for grades is tight will benefit. The more you read it, the more you grasp the strategy. So don't get discouraged if you're a bit confused the first time. I'd recommend reading through this before you enter law school and at least once (maybe twice) a semester as you can squeeze in a few extra minutes. I've looked at every book about legal reasoning and taking law exams that I've been able to get my hands on and this book has the best system by far. It might not be the easiest system to understand (after all the easy road isn't always the best road in law school), but once you grasp it you'll be thankful.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Maybe may not be enough
    I gave this book two stars for its discussion on addressing policy issues on the exam--this was helpful, indeed. It also gives good tips and provides answers to frequently asked questions on how to prepare--but this is standard advice you'll hear in any law school. Does this book provide a concrete strategy on handling a law school exam? No. In sum, it describes what is wanted on an exam, but doesn't come close to adequately showing students how to get to this "maybe." You are on your own... ... Read more

    15. Examkrackers 101 Passages in MCAT Verbal Reasoning
    by David Orsay
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    Asin: 1893858243
    Catlog: Book (2002-08-15)
    Publisher: Osote Publishing
    Sales Rank: 14795
    Average Customer Review: 4.56 out of 5 stars
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    This book contains 101 MCAT verbal passages in the form of 11 full length verbal exams formatted exactly like the New 2003 MCAT. Questions have complete explanations for correct and incorrect answer choices. There are 12 tear-out answer grids in MCAT form in the back of the book. Language, diction, passage length, question length, question difficulty, and even font have been carefully crafted to resemble an actual MCAT. You won’t find a more MCAT accurate set of verbal exams.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars The best book for VR preparation
    I run private tutoring courses for the MCAT, and I would say that this book is arguably the best source for MCAT Verbal Reasoning questions, aside from the real exams from AAMC. (Needless to say, I use this book in my course.) The writer accurately captures most aspects of the real exam, including passage length, question wording, distribution of question types, and ambiguity of the correct answers. The only major flaw that I find with this book is that some answer choices are not well supported (even taking into account the fact that the correct answers on the MCAT are supposed to be somewhat ambiguous). In some cases, there are blatant errors in the question stem or stated correct answers, or, more rarely, two equally correct answer choices. For this reason, I would rate this book 4.5 stars, but since Amazon doesn't let me do that, I will give it 5 stars. :) On the actual MCAT, the incorrect answer choices are usually a little more differentiated from the correct answer. These mistakes and imperfections are frequent enough to be a little annoying, but not abundant or major enough to topple this book of the pedestal of being the best VR preparation book out there. Kaplan's and Princeton Review's materials do not quite compare (especially Kaplan's, which contain too many explicit detail questions). Keep in mind that the questions in this book are probably going to be slightly more difficult than the real MCAT questions, which are not quite as tricky. Have fun and good luck.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Guide for Verbal
    The verbal is by far one of the most difficult passages around for MCAT test takers, and I certainly fall into this category. If you want to do well on it, you must PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE! The examkrackers verbal is an excellent tool that will give you the necesary practice. Try to get your hands on a lot of verbal passages (be careful, don't buy any of the teaching solutions MCAT products, this is one of those garbage prep materials the EK author was talking about) and work through the problems. Familiarize yourself with the common questions that frequently pop up on these verbal passages, and don't fill in the obvious answers. Practice and prepare, and you will do fine.

    5-0 out of 5 stars RE: Better off with AAMC practice materials!, NOT!!!!!!!!!!
    The AAMC practice materials are outdated compared to the real thing. They are too easy and you will be unpleasantly surprised on the real thing if your prep materials are from AAMC. Some times I think they want you to do badly, since it's their job to weed people out. For prep use the most difficult passages possible, then you will be fine. Let me leave you with one thought in mind: every next MCAT was always more difficult then the previous one.

    Do not be scared, be prepared


    5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Prep Verbal Book for the MCAT
    I tought that EK Verbal 101 was the best prep book for the VR section of the MCAT. The passages were as long as the real exam, about the same level of difficulty and type of questions. I liked how the exams usually got harder half-way through, and each passages had more and more questions -- that's they way it's for me on the real MCAT. I mostly received 6's on my VR practice exams, and I ended up with a 8 on the real test -- not bad for someone who has only been using English as a formal language for 4 years, and is a Native Spanish-Speaker.
    I am re-taking it, and I plan to buy the book again!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Here is the answer MCAT VR preparation.
    This book has perhaps bridged the gap between me and medical school. In July I bought 101 Passages and diligently took a full length verbal section about once every three days as part of my preparation and it made the difference between medical school in the Carribean and becoming a viable candidate for some first tier U.S. medical schools. I also carefully studied Jon's advice in his Verbal Reasoning study guide and followed it religiously. It helped improve my score substantially. So why is this book so great? First, the text is identical in size and font to real thing, so you feel perfectly comfortable and familiar with the appearance of actual passages, question stems, and answers on test day. Second, the passage topics were right on the money -boring (cabinet making, charitable trust management, etc.), irrelevent to medicine, and challenging enough. Third, passage length was identical to that which you encounter on the real thing. Fourth, the answer choices are ambigious and you never really feel good about your answers -that is the essence of MCAT verbal. Dave perfectly captures that in 101 Passages. Fifth, there are 11 full length practice sections, which help you master your timing and slowly but surely improve you score. Sixth, Jon is pretty helpful on his website and will respond to most of your questions and give you that personal support that makes him kind of seem like a coach whose on your side. Lastly, there's nothing else out there that comes close to 101 Passages. Get this book to improve you verbal score. To really ace the verbal, carefully study the lectures in the thinner Examkracker's Verbal Reasoning study guide. Force yourself to adopt Jon's strategy. It will help you. If you do nothing else, remember these two points of advice: (1) finish the verbal sections no matter what you do, and (2) read for the main idea and be sure you have it in your head before you look at the questions. Jon covers that in depth in the thin Verbal Reasoning Study Guide in addition to about five or six other tips that really make the difference. Keep the faith premeds and believe in yourself. ... Read more

    16. Chinese (Mandarin) I
    by Pimsleur Language Programs
    list price: $345.00
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    Asin: 0671790617
    Catlog: Book (2000-01-01)
    Publisher: Pimsleur
    Sales Rank: 35910
    Average Customer Review: 4.85 out of 5 stars
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    With Pimsleur Language Programs you don't just study a language, you learn it -- the same way you mastered English! And because the technique relies on interactive spoken language training, the Pimsleur Language Programs are totally audio -- no book is needed!

    The Pimsleur programs provide a method of self-practice with an expert teacher and native speakers in lessons specially designed to work with the way the mind naturally acquires language information. The various components of language -- vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar -- are all learned together without rote memorization and drills. Using a unique method of memory recall developed by renowned linguist, Dr. Paul Pimsleur, the programs teach listeners to combine words and phrases to express themselves the way native speakers do. By listening and responding to thirty minute recorded lessons, students easily and effectively achieve spoken proficiency.

    No other language program or school is as quick, convenient, and effective as the Pimsleur Language Programs.

    The Comprehensive Program is the ultimate in spoken language learning. For those who want to become proficient in the language of their choice, the Comprehensive programs go beyond the Basic Programs to offer spoken-language fluency. Using the same simple method of interactive self-practice with native speakers, these comprehensive programs provide a complete language learning course. The Comprehensive Program is available in a wide variety of languages and runs through three levels (thirty lessons each) in French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish. At the end of a full Comprehensive Program listeners will be conducting complete conversations and be well on their way to mastering the language. The Comprehensive Programs are all available on cassettes and are also on CD in the six languages in which we offer the Basic Program on CD. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars The best method there is
    I'm married to a Taiwanese woman, and I've been trying to learn her language for ten years! According to CNN, Mandarin is number one on the list of "Ten Most Difficult Languages to Learn." Japanese is number two on the list; and English is number three (no surprise here). I salute anyone who even attempts to learn Mandarin Chinese.

    Let's face it. Learning Mandarin Chinese is hard no matter what method you use, even Pimsleur's. But this is the best method there is. Believe me; I've tried them all: Transparent language, Berlitz, two semesters of Mandarin at college. With the Pimsleur method the phrases are methodically timed for the best optimal learning & recall. And you are required to put your own sentences together instead of tediously parroting back phrases like a Berlitz course.

    The Chinese know how hard it is for us Westerners to learn their language. And I must say it is satisifying to see their eyes widen in surprise when I speak a little Mandarin AND be understood. Believe me, it makes a good impression.

    This latest edition of Mandarin I is head over heels better than the first edition. And now Pimsleur finally released Mandarin II & III. I've just ordered Mandarin II, and I can't wait to start using it.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent tool to facilitate further study
    This was a very solid method of learning that focuses heavily on speaking and conversation. Learning characters at the same time as the speaking language can be very intimidating and most professors would agree that there should be a substantial amount of lag between the spoken and written chinese. (see Chinese Primer Ta-Tuan Ch'En - the books I use for my Georgetown University Chinese classes) The Pimsleur method does not offer character knowledge, but it does allow a student to grasp the tones and sounds which are so vital to the language. I would suggest to anyone who is listening to the audio cds to begin with the cds and then, only when comfortable with pronounciation and tones, to go pick up some character and vocabulary texts. This was definitely money well spent because it really was a great way to begin my intensive Mandarin Chinese course.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Even I managed to make progress....
    As probably one of the worst language students in the continental US i bought this package with a certain amount of scepticism. However, i read the review by someone who claimed they listened to it in the car each day as they drove to work and ended up speaking with relative ease so it seemed it might be worth a try. After the package arrived i tried this and found myself veering into oncoming traffic and running red lights as i tried to concentrate on what the speaker was saying. i gave this up fairly quickly and finally found the best way (for me) was to go for a walk as i listened to each tape. even then i was stumbling along in an erratic manner and muttering to myself which only helped to lowering my neighbours poor opinion of me.

    I had to listen to the first few tapes anywhere between 5 to 10 times before i mastered them. I followed the advice of another reviewer, picked up a copy of the Oxford English-Chinese dictionary and proceeded to write down each lesson. I am now towards the end of the set of tapes and it is definitely getting easier - I can master each tape in 2- 5 hearings, am stumbling less and speak mandarin in a clear voice, oblivious of the looks from the neighbours. I intend to get Mandarin II as soon as i am done.

    and now if you will excuse me, it is time for my next lesson...

    5-0 out of 5 stars The best there is!
    I have a Ph.D. in linguistics and taught the subject for many years. Pimsleur is absolutely the best system out there for learning foreign languages short of being dropped in another country. (In fact, I'd still take Pimsleur with me if I were going to be set down in a foreign land.) In 30 days you will have basic functionality in the language along with excellent pronunciation-- a real Pimsleur plus. Work through the entire three levels (90 lessons) and you will reach a solid intermediate speaking level-- something that might take 4 years or more of traditional study! I started the Mandarin program from scratch and could not be more pleased. The tones, which will seem impossible at first even if you understand the theory behind them, are much easier after only 7 days and almost natural in two weeks. At the end of the 30 day first course you will barely be thinking about them any more-- so automatic will they have become. Obviously, you will need to further your studies to become as fluent in your second language as you are in English-- but there is absolutely no other course that teaches you so much, so fast, and with so little pain as Pimsleur. (By the way, I have no vested interest in this company-- I just love the system.)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent as usual
    I have used many of the Pimsleur programs before and believe they are worth every penny. However, I have found that the Mandarin language is most difficult to learn and find myself going over each lesson more than once. None-the-less, this is an excellent program and I am learning to speak and understand Mandarin. I reccomend this product and will be purchasing Mandarin 2. ... Read more

    17. The Official Guide for GMAT Review (10th Edition)
    list price: $29.95
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    Asin: 0446396664
    Catlog: Book (2000-12-01)
    Publisher: Educational Testing Service
    Sales Rank: 38002
    Average Customer Review: 4.65 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    The only study guide with real GMAT questions:

    *More than 1,400 GMAT questions with answers explained by test authors

    *Actual essay topics, sample responses, and scoring information

    *Comprehensive math review

    *Test-taking tips and strategies

    * Test tutorials ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars An indispensible tool for GMAT prep
    This book is simply a collection of questions from old GMATs. I found all questions were representative of the real thing (including the math sections). The best way to prep for the test (for me) was to practice problems over and over which made this book ideal.

    The main disadvantage is that you don't want to spend *too* much time doing problems out of the book and should definitely get some practice doing timed problems off of the computer screen. The problem is that the questions from ETS's Powerprep practice tests are the same ones that appear in the book. In practice this actually didn't affect me too much since there were *so many* questions in the book but if you do plan on going through the entire book you should take the Powerprep tests first.

    As this book simply contains old questions, I recommend you use another book for test taking pointers (I use Princeton Review) in conjunction. This book, a tip book (princeton, kaplan etc) and ETS's Powerprep software are the only things you need to prep for the GMAT.

    5-0 out of 5 stars 1,400 Real GMAT Questions -- this is the source
    In August 2001, I earned a perfect 800 score on the GMAT-CAT.

    This book -- The Official Guide for GMAT Review -- was the only GMAT preparation book that was of any benefit to me. Other prep books were real disappointments because all their GMAT questions are manufactured (not real GMAT questions) and they give advice (such as picking numbers and working slowly on the first few questions) that is simply wrong.

    Because I had so much success with my GMAT, I now help other people improve their GMAT scores. I insist that people use this book to prepare for the types of GMAT questions that they will see on test day. In the last few months, I have helped several people score 700 or above on the GMAT-CAT and these people have been accepted to top B-schools -- Harvard, Wharton, Chicago, Kellogg, MIT, etc.

    So don't accept any substitute, get the Official Guide. If you live between San Francisco and San Jose. If you don't live in the California Bay Area, buy the Official Guide and pay particular attention to your weaknesses. Good luck on test day.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Necessary to Score High on the GMAT
    I started preparing for the GMAT test approximately 8 weeks ago using the Offical Guide for GMAT Review, practicing roughly 40 questions per day. Since the Official Guide doesn't have much in the way of test taking techniques, I also used the Kaplan and the PR Verbal Workout. Aside from these books & the PowerPrep tests, there wasn't much else I used.

    I took the test today and scored a 720, which closely matched my scores on the PowerPrep tests (720 and 740). On the Kaplan tests, I scored 630, 620, 680 (don't trust the Kaplan scores). In my assessment, the Official Guide practice questions are crucial for maximizing your score - you'll probably want to use the other test prep materials to learn some useful techniques, but the Official Guide MUST be used. Since the math in the Official Guide comes from the old paper-based test and has changed somewhat since then, I found the quantitative questions on the actual test to be slightly harder. I'd suggest supplementing with questions from the Kaplan for the math. For this reason, I gave the Official Guide 4-stars. Seems the Verbal questions haven't changed though - I found them to be quite similar to what I encountered in the Official Guide.

    Practice as many questions as possible from the Official Guide and you'll be good to go!

    5-0 out of 5 stars The only thing you'll need
    I don't have much to add to all the great reviews for this book, but the one thing that's important to realize is that if you want to use the ETS PowerPreps as diagnostic tools, you should take both tests before you really get into the guide. I took the second Powerprep after I was done with the guide, and scored a nice ole 800. Of course the fact that I had seen about half of the questions tested in the guide made the accomplishment a slight bit less extraordinary.

    Another thing - for the math section, even though all the questions in the guide are good practice, only the last 100 or so in each of the math sections look like anything you'll see on the test.

    4-0 out of 5 stars GMAT Preperation
    This book along with the Powerprep software are very helpful in preparing for the GMAT. I found the Powerprep software to give very accurate assesments of my score. I took the two practice exams and got a 710 and 690. My actual GMAT score was 700.
    The verbal section is good practice for the actual exam. The math however was much more difficult on the actual GMAT. I recommend doing as many math questions as possible and to also take the Kaplan math questions. The most important thing I believe is to be comfortable with the concepts that they test you on, especially probability and number theory. The actual GMAT starts you off with medium difficult questions, and if you get them right, they get harder. This is hard to recreate in any of the pratice exams (both Kaplan and the Powerprep quantiative sections being with somewhat easier questions.)
    I recommend getting into the mind set of tackling somewhat challenging questions in the beginning so you don't get thrown off when you take the actual exam.
    I also thought that I did poorly as I took the exam, but my results were better than I expected them to be. Don't fret if you feel like you are doing poorly during the exam.
    Overall, I think a solid 6 to 7 weeks of studying this book as well as Kaplan should get one prepared. Check out the Princeton Review for tips on sentence correction too. ... Read more

    18. Elementary Education: Content Knowledge Study Guide (Praxis Study Guides)
    list price: $25.00
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    Asin: 0886852412
    Catlog: Book (2003-09-01)
    Publisher: Educational Testing Service
    Sales Rank: 31911
    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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    Complete with a targeted review of all the material on the selected Praxis exam in addition to a full-length practice test, these test preparation guides are written by the makers of the real tests. Thorough explanations of the answers are provided and helpful test-taking strategies are found throughout the guide. The three categories of assessments covered correspond to the three milestones in teacher development-academic skills assessment, subject assessment, and classroom performance assessment. Reflecting the rigorous and carefully validated nature of the exams, these guides provide beginning teachers the information needed to succeed. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Review of Elementary Education Content Knowlege Study Guide
    This book is a study guide, and includes a specific list of what subjects to review before the test. A Student must use other books to research the materal listed in each subject area. This book alone will not prepare a student to take the Praxis II (0014) test, but will help a student know what to study. The book contains a practice test that is very similar to the actual test questions.
    I reviewed all the subjects listed in the study guide and easily passed the test the first time. I would recomend this book to anyone who plans to take the Praxis II Exam. ... Read more

    19. ¡Arriba! Comunicacion y Cultura
    by Eduardo F. Zayas-Bazán, Susan Bacon
    list price: $104.00
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    Asin: 0131175297
    Catlog: Book (2004-02-20)
    Publisher: Prentice Hall
    Sales Rank: 12129
    Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars
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    This book is clearly structured, easy to learn from, and written to motivate. Material contained in this book reflects the diversity of the Spanish speaking world through art, history, geography, and songs. For those beginning to learn Spanish. ... Read more

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    2-0 out of 5 stars Not easy to use
    I had a very bad experience with this textbook in my Spanish class at school. While it is very easy to do well on the accompanying tests, it is also easy to escape without learning very much Spanish at all. The main drawback is that the book uses much of its vocabulary without ever having officially introduced it. Then, when you go look words up in the back to find out what they mean, they aren't there! Further, although topics are introduced in logical order, they are not organized in the chapters in a standard format. This makes it difficult to locate a previous concept if you wish to review it.

    I have found so many other Spanish products that are much better. I would not, therefore, recommend this one. ... Read more

    20. Cracking the GMAT with Sample Tests on CD-ROM, 2005 Edition (Princeton Review Series)
    by Geoff Martz
    list price: $36.95
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    Asin: 0375764089
    Catlog: Book (2004-06-15)
    Publisher: Princeton Review
    Sales Rank: 4525
    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Anyone Know?
    Does anyone know if they improved the CD rom for the 2005 edition?

    3-0 out of 5 stars bugs in the software
    I waited till june 15 to but the new edition 2005 of this book.The software seems to have bugs. To review the tests they provide a new feature where we can upload results to the website. I thought it was a good strategy to get people to the website. But good strategies also need be well implemented...

    After completing my first test I chose an option "upload results later"
    Without uploading the results I was not able to see my score.I could review the questions and see where I had gone wrong but the software doesnt give you a score. Unfortunately I couldnt "upload results later" as I couldnt find out how to.

    After completing the second test I chose upload options now. The software ftp'ed my results and mentioned that I will be recieving an email and that I can check my results online. I still waiting for the email. Although I was able to log in to the princetonreview web site I cant find a test result section on the website. ... Read more

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