TOS Crew: Cerebellum Corporation/Standard Deviants

To be frank, I really didn’t know what to expect of Cerebellum Corporation’s DVD course, U.S. Government and Politics AP Exam Prep. You see, we’re just starting high school, and I haven’t thought much about AP exams, though I think it’s an excellent idea to test out of as much introductory college material as possible. Advanced placement is a great way to save money and time, and to free up the college student’s schedule for more advanced courses, or courses that they really want to take.

We’ve been involved in a rigorous history and literature co-op the past two years, and this year’s topic was America Culture. The name might be misleading, depending on what you think “culture” means; we learned a lot about America’s founding, its government and political thought as well. I was curious to see how well this AP preparation course would line up with our studies of the past year, and so I set 14yo Middlest to review.

…and review she did, at a fast pace, hitting the highlights of what she’d studied over the past year as she listened to the youthful speakers on the DVD. She found the constant change from one speaker to another somewhat annoying and distracting, but the format is meant to hold the attention through a recitation of a multitude of facts. (The name of this series is “Light Speed video learning” and yes, they do go quickly through a lot of material.)

The youthful, energetic speakers go over the format of the AP test and talk about test-taking strategies, as well as topics covered in the test.

In addition to the video, the course also provides a digital workbook that includes handouts, quizzes, and activities to help hammer the information home.

Cerebellum Corporation also has AP Prep Courses on DVD for:

– English Language and Composition
– History of the U.S., and
– Chemistry

Regular price for each course is $14.98, but at the time of this post you can get each course for a sale price of $11.24. Click here for more information on ordering.

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Disclaimer: Members of the TOS Crew received free video courses from Cerebellum/Standard Deviants for review purposes. No monetary compensation was involved. Opinions offered are those of our family.


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