HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- High school students everywhere have it rough come spring. Surviving the season that pits prom and spring formals against passing AP CHEM and perfecting SATs and ACTs can challenge even the most resourceful teen.
This year, a simple text message may be the tutor of choice. eTextPrep, a new educational test prep provider, offers an innovative solution to AP, SAT and ACT stragglers everywhere: studying through texting.
eTextPrep delivers rigorous, Advanced Placement course study material directly to a student's cell phone. The service – which capitalizes on skyrocketing SMS usage – is designed to help students improve vocabulary skills, score higher on AP exams, improve SAT and ACT performance and raise their overall GPAs.
There's plenty of pressure for students to tackle AP courses these days. According to College Board, 85% of select colleges and universities report that AP experience favorably impacts admissions decisions. APs count as college credits, so AP students are more likely to graduate in four years. In addition to receiving college credits, AP students are vying for millions of dollars in scholarships.
"The eTextPrep concept is simple - students receive 2 to 3 text messages per day that contain essential AP, SAT/ACT, or Middle School Challenge vocabulary terms, their definitions and parts of speech," said Lynne Anderson, Founder and CEO of eTextPrep. "It's mobile, it speaks the student's language and it works!"
eTextPrep currently offers subscriptions for eight of the most commonly taken AP exams including AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP English Literature & Composition, AP U.S. History, AP Language & Composition, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and AP U.S. Government & Politics. SAT/ACT Vocab Prep and Middle School Challenge learning programs are also available. eTextPrep vocabulary reviews cost $7.99/month on the subscriber's monthly cell phone bill.
For added reinforcement, eTextPrep learning programs also include an email component. The Weekly Word Review™ is emailed to students and parents. This study guide summarizes the previous weeks' words, their definitions and parts of speech, and includes an example sentence for enhanced understanding. As an added benefit, eTextPrep will text a "Test Tip" to each student every Friday.
eTextPrep was founded in 2009. The venture is privately held and is currently based in Hilton Head, South Carolina. For more information, contact www.etextprep.com/media.