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I am taking an ed pysch class online and I wish I would have come to this website sooner. I am a Dean's List student, but have found myself struggling with my online classes as of late (I'm taking three). I downloaded the free chapter that is available on this website. When you listen to the download, there is a relatively short "lecture" (compared to actually being in a class) and then questions are asked to test your knowledge. This REALLY helps you out when you're taking an online course, because I feel that I'm missing out on that "in person" component of a regular class. I am convinced to buy the rest of the chapters from this book because there were questions asked during the question portion of this recording that were asked on the test I just had to take--questions that I got wrong. When you sit down and read a chapter all at once, it's a lot of information to digest. This really helps to point out the significant portions of the chapter. I can see how this would be sort of pointless if you were actually taking this class in person (unlike myself), but if you are taking an online class I personally feel that this would benefit you, as it has me.
(And by the way, if you are taking an online class, I recommend reading the chapter prior to listening to the recording; that way you have a little background on what's being discussed)
As a 50 something returning to school - this was a Godsend! I listened to the notes and went over the review quizzes as I drove from school to work. Got an A!
In normally spending 2.99 per chapter for the audio notes, one might expect a verbatim, or at least, well-summarized chapter. Vangonotes provided neither. The first half of the audio, totally about 11-12 minutes, was a fast run through of the chapter, often skipping several pages in the process . The second and third section is a collection of review questions with answers. The entire thing would have been far better provided as a simple audio cliff note collection for the booklet at hand. As it stands, it comes off as a mediocre-quality instructional substitute, one that I believe most would feel cheated by paying actual money for. Suffice to say, I would not recommend this to students or teachers. Simply reading the review section at the end of each chapter would be a better use of your time, and would provide a far greater wealth of information.
Does not follow along the textbook word for word. Jumps around a lot. The only thing I liked was the quiz at the end to see how much you Know. Other than that I'm glad I only wasted 3 dollars on this.
I purchased the entire audiobook for $19.99. I have a 45 minute drive to school, so I figured an audiobook would be beneficial. One of my text books from last semester was on Vango Notes, and it had an almost verbatim reading of the chapter (I did not buy it, I just listened to the free sample to see what Vango Notes were). This was a complete waste of money! The same quiz questions are in the student study guide, and the chapters are summarized at the end of each chapter. This investment was a complete waste of money. I would not suggest buying it.
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