I just received notice of this in an email from Grockit – looks like it might be interesting:
GROCKIT LAUNCHES FIRST SOCIAL NETWORK FOR LSAT STUDYING
LSAT Students Now Have Access to Grockit’s Complete, Customizable and Collaborative Online Test Prep Program
SAN FRANCISCO, July 29, 2010 — Grockit (www.grockit.com), a social network for studying that uses collaborative learning and develops adaptive programs for students, announced today the launch of its LSAT test prep program. The program incorporates the most current, licensed LSAT questions available with collaborative online learning methodology and peer-to-peer interaction to provide the most comprehensive and customizable test prep program available to students. Students have the opportunity to study alone or receive guidance from Grockit’s expert instructors.
Grockit’s comprehensive program includes four component courses: LSAT Core Skills, Logical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension and Analytical Reasoning (a.k.a. “Logic Games”). The course components can be purchased individually or in any combination to allow students to tailor their programs of study to include everything they need and nothing they don’t. Students who need improvement in only one or two areas of the test can choose to enroll in just the relevant component courses, thereby targeting their preparation efforts and saving money. Alternatively, students who need more comprehensive preparation can bundle all of the component courses for a complete start-to-finish guide to the LSAT and the law school application process.
“Our a la carte approach is unique in LSAT test prep and allows students to prepare efficiently by focusing exactly on the areas where they need improvement,” said Farb Nivi, founder and CEO of Grockit. “Unlike other courses that simply focus on passing the test, Grockit’s LSAT test prep program incorporates techniques to also emphasize critical thinking, which will pay big dividends once students begin their legal education.”
Grockit’s customizable course program was designed by test prep industry veterans who have successfully charted their own paths through LSAT preparation to some of the country’s best law schools. In building its courses, Grockit consulted with LSAT students, LSAT teachers, law school applicants, and law school students to build a program that will arm students with all the tools necessary for success in their journeys to law school. Also included among Grockit’s LSAT offerings is a detailed review of the law school application process with insider information on how to effectively navigate the process to maximize applicants’ prospects.
A standard membership to Grockit’s online learning and practice platform can be purchased for $149.99, and includes the following three ways to practice and learn:
- Solo Practice allows Grockit students to tailor individual practice sets to include only introductory level questions of one particular type, a mix of question types and difficulty levels, or just the most difficult questions of a problematic type so that each student gets the practice he or she needs at the right time.
- Instructor-Led Lessons give students the chance to work one-on-one or in small groups with Grockit’s expert instructors in an online classroom using the latest voice, chat and screen-sharing technology. Lessons offer introductions to every concept on the LSAT followed immediately by instructor-led group practice of new skills.
- Group Study enables students to practice with others in live study groups on a highly engaging platform that serves to reinforce and share knowledge. In addition, they can chat with each other using the IM chat feature to facilitate and support collaborations among peer learners.
In addition to the LSAT, Grockit also helps students prepare for the SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT and gain a competitive edge in the summer months with its Summer Enrichment Academy. Students interested in signing up for Grockit for the LSAT can visit: http://www.grockit.com/lsat .
Grockit was founded in 2007 to leverage the social benefits of the Internet, improve academic achievement and to extend learning outside of the classroom. Through the application of social networking and online gaming technology, the Grockit learning platform offers students a fun and engaging way to master academic skills and to prepare for standardized tests. The diagnostic, prescriptive and adaptive nature of the platform ensures that each student receives an individualized learning experience. Grockit was founded by Farb Nivi, a former Princeton Review Teacher of the Year and academic director at Kaplan. Headquartered in San Francisco, Grockit is funded by Atlas Venture, Benchmark Capital and Integral Capital Partners and angel investors including Reid Hoffman (founder, LinkedIn) and Mark Pincus (founder and CEO, Zynga). For more information, please visit www.grockit.com.