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  • TutorMaven - Excellent SAT study guide

    Of great importance is to begin studying months before the SAT and work regularly and consistently. Learning the grammar rules, increasing vocabulary, and enhancing essay skills- each is a time consuming endeavor.

    Also, use a book which includes detailed answer explanations so that the student is able to enhance skills by learning from inevitable mistakes. I use both Barrons and McGraw-Hill with my tutorees.

  • Jim - Love it, use it daily.

    If you're considering purchasing Autodesk Sketchpad Pro 2011 for yourself, I highly recommend that you download and test drive the fully operating trial software from Autodesk's website (usable free for 15 days).

    I also recommend watching the10 minute video review of Sketchbook Pro 2010 (the previous version to the one under review) by John Muhlenkamp at ID Sketching dot com. (Search for idsketching sketchbook pro review.)

    I'm an illustrator and I've always done my professional work an old-fashioned way, with pen & ink and watercolor. But I love using Sketchbook Pro with my Wacom Bamboo pen tablet (model CTL-460). The tablet came with Corel Painter Essentials 4 software, which has a drawing & painting module as well as a "photo painting" module. It's okay, but I prefer Autodesk Sketchbook Pro because I find the interface smoother to work with. This preference is in large part as subjective as are my preferences for certain brands of watercolors, watercolor paper, inks, nibs, and brushes. As an artist I want to work with materials that facilitate a seamless flow between creative impulse and art object, and Sketchpad Pro allows that; I never feel that the software is an obstacle.

    I have also tried painting software called Pixarra TwistedBrush Pro Studio. The interface between TwistedBrush and my Wacom tablet is not nearly as smooth as is the interface between the tablet and Sketchbook, in that I just don't have as much control over the pen when using TwistedBrush as I do when using Sketchbook. I find using Sketchbook as natural and comfortable as drawing on good quality paper in pen & ink with an ultra smooth nib. When I use pen & ink and watercolor, once I make a coloring decision I rarely change it, as in most cases changing it would require starting the entire piece over from scratch. With Sketchbook I can experiment with colors to get a sense of what might work best on paper.

    I like the symmetry tool in Sketchbook that Corel Painter Essentials 4 lacks, but I wish Sketchbook had the gradient fill feature that Corel Painter Essentials 4 has. The only other con I can think of for Sketchbook compared to CPE4 is that inserting text into a sketch in Sketchpad is not as intuitive a process as it is (for me, at least) in CPE4 (e.g., if I want to enter text into a cartoon balloon). The help for Sketchbook is online; clicking on help opens a web browser. This is not a problem for me given that I have a broadband connection.

    I love Sketchbook Pro and use it every day. Definitely test out the trial version if you're considering buying it for yourself.

  • Holly A. Nabours - LOVE this stroller!!!!!

    Let me start off by saying that this is the first product review I have ever written, and that I am a very picky person. Having said that, I cannot praise this stroller enough!!! I have 5 children and have had as many umbrella-type strollers. This one is truly amazing; it's amazing enough to prompt me to write a review! 1) I am 5'9" tall, and my husband is 6'. The handle-height alone was nearly enough to make me do a happy dance! The handles are ergonomically designed and cushioned for extra comfort. 2) I read one of the reviews that said this stroller is small and flimsy. This stroller is the largest and sturdiest lightweight stroller I have ever owned! 3) It reclines so far back that my little one will be able to nap comfortably in it. 4) The sun shade is incredible! Not only does it extend very far out, but it also has a little drop-down panel in the front to shield the child's eyes from the sun. 5) It is very easy to fold out and up. 6) The mesh basket underneath was a bonus since most of the lightweight stroller I've owned didn't even have one. 7) It is a very smooth to push. I'm looking forward to using it at Disneyworld!

  • bpsmom - A must read for men and women in corporate America

    This book was recommended to me by a former male boss at a time when I really needed it. If you had asked me before reading this if I was a (f-word) feminist, I would have said no. Boy has that changed over the course of just 1 week.

    The book reads very easily and is simply chock full of wisdom and anecdotes and suggestions as to how we can all do our part to affect change and strive toward equality amongst men and women.

    I recommend any male or female in corporate America read this book, as well as women and men who do the hard work of raising kids and staying home with them.

    I can't remember when I last felt so passionate about a book and message. Thank you, Sheryl Sandberg. Thank you!