Gr 10-12-Teachers looking for an interactive, visual resource to prepare students for the changes in the new SAT exam will be pleased with this series. Upbeat and crisp, a combination of narration, graphics, and live-action footage provides a test overview, time management tips, problem solving strategies, and sample questions. More than a dozen young people narrate each program, and the changing faces help lock in specific key points that might be forgotten if delivered monotonously. Introduction to the SAT & Sentence Completion answers general questions about format and scoring, followed by a careful look at sentence completion questions where students are advised to look for positive and negative words and "prove it" phrases to narrow answer choices. Critical Reading & Vocabulary adds to these strategies with tips on charting the passage to find information and circling buzz words. The Writing Section addresses usage, improving sentences, and general essay techniques such as transitions. Introduction to the Math Section explains the increased level of difficulty, actually dividing questions into sections called, "the good, the bad, and the ugly." Students are encouraged to guess and not to worry about completing the entire test. Specific math problems are dissected in the Algebra and Geometry programs, keying in on formulas, ratios, decimals, fractions, circles, angles, and more. There are pauses for responses to interactive questions. The series can be commended for focusing on identifying individual strengths to use to one's advantage. The combination of colorful graphics, upbeat narrators, and solid advice will make this an indispensable resource for individual and classroom use.-Vicki Reutter, Cazenovia High School, NY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.