<p>I was supposed to attend a Kaplan SAT prep course starting this Sunday, and I just got a call from the centre saying that it got cancelled because of "lack of instructor availability."
Well, I'm not writing this to complain; I just want to know if the cancellation of this course - and not studying with the "Kaplan methods" will affect my score badly :(
I've been studying by myself, and I realized that maybe it'll help my scores to increase (now it ranges from 1900-2100... I'm aiming at 2200-2300+) if I had a teacher/instructor of some sort to guide me through some tough and tricky questions.</p>
<p>Kaplan's call said that there's another course that I can take instead of the one that just got cancelled, but it kind of overlaps with my job & volunteering.</p>
<p>So... what I wanted to ask was: is it worth it to give up my job and volunteering to take this alternative Kaplan course offered? Or should I just continue studying by myself (because... yeah. Some people say that it's really not helpful.)</p>
<p>I just want to hear your opinions about Kaplan prep courses - thank you :)</p>
<p>Do you know why Kaplan lack instructors??
Not only are the course materials terrible but also is the preparation before teaching stupid.
Instructors at Kaplan have to watch a dull 8 hour video and study from it.</p>
<p>The only good thing about prep courses is that they MAY motivate students.
When I was taking the highest class at PR, I memorized 300-350 words every day for weeks. I am too lazy to do that when I don't take prep courses. But yeah, the courses themselves will literally increase your score by 0-30 points unless your score is in 1500s.</p>
<p>^Well, I didn't only learn words. I took two practice tests and reviewed the answers everyday. Also, my starting score for CR was 400. I started learning ABCs in 5th grade so vocabulary was quite a problem at that time.</p>
<p>Ahh... so I assume that most of you are against it, rather? (as in, the course wouldn't increase my score dramatically, anyway.)
I guess I'll just continue studying on my own. Thanks for your inputs!</p>