I bought this product, but as an English teacher, I couldn't even put it up. I had to return it right away. This would be a fantastic shower curtain and a lot of fun, except that many of the word definitions are WRONG. They've got all kinds of errors on this thing...adjectives defined as verbs, parts of speech labeled improperly, and even some totally incorrect word definitions, which is pretty unforgivable in a product that bills itself as teaching "SAT Words." If your kids are learning words off this curtain, watch out...their test scores might drop, instead of rising.
Got this shower curtain as a subliminal aid to my two kids who will be taking SATs in the coming months. (They tell me they're spending a little more time in the bathroom because they're reading the curtain!) It's attractive anyway, so I don't mind that it's covered with vocabulary words. The black and white goes with everything and the quality is good. I wasn't sure whether a liner was needed so I kept our existing, clear plastic shower curtain and used it as a liner "just in case." Buy this if you have kids in high school! [PS - there's a type-o on the curtain in one of the words to be defined. I made a game of having my kids find it.]
It's definitely a good quality shower curtain; I like it. It's a little short for my shower tub, but that is not the fault of the curtain itself, I just have a high ceiling and shower in my bathroom. My friends have complimented it and said it's interesting. I can definitely say without a doubt that I've learned the definitions of some words that i never knew before.
The shower curtain is an excellent way for my son to review vocabulary for his SATs. He is only a freshman in HS, but his teachers are emphasizing vocabulary now - it is most of what they practice in ELA. The fabric quality is much better than I expected - I actually expected vinyl - but it is a soft nylon fabric. The company logo at the bottom is really not a big deal - people made way too much of that. As to errors, we haven't found any yet! It also looks nice in my kids bathroom.
I bought all the SAT books, but the darn kid wouldn't open them. He called me passive aggressive for buying this shower curtain. Perhaps. He stopped reading for pleasure in middle school, so his vocabulary for the SAT CR portion was pretty bad. So...I hung the curtain in July and slowly, slowly his score went up (he took it 4 times!!!). Finally, he broke 600, which was what he needed to do. Actually, he got a 660. We are thrilled and are telling everyone about the magic shower curtain!!
I bought this shower curtain because my kids were always kidding me about using "big" words they didn't know the meaning of. Besides the fact that all my kids have been learning "new" words, it's turned into a conversation starter, when guests use the bathroom. The shower curtain itself is of good quality for the price, and the only thing I would change would be to add some kind of weight so that it doesn't slip to the outside of the tub, but would stay down inside the tub while showering.
I bought the SAT word shower curtain for my 16 year old daughters bathroom, she is now a Junior in High School and has begun to take all her college preporatory tests! She loved it! And her friends that come over all think it is so much fun. I would recommend it.
We purchased this shower curtain for our two teenage daughters' bathroom. It is perfect! Not only are they learning new words while brusing their teeth, it is always a conversation piece with our houseguests. When is the last time a shower curtain did that?
I installed this curtain when my children entered high school. They looked at it every day. My son made a game out of learning a new word every day. I don't know if it increased their SAT scores but both are now in college and have a wonderful vocabulary.
the product is of good quality and useful to improve word knowledge for adults and children.
We all enjoy learning new words while taking the shower. The wordings are big and easy to read. I also purchased one for each of my nieces and nephews.
What a great product. My daughter is now studying for her SAT Test and to give a extra helping hand, I purchased this wonderful Shower Curtain. The whole family and guests love the Curtain because everyone finds it interesting and helpful, so everyone is acomplishing two things at once. I have told several guests about where I purchased it, and they are following suit. We absolutely love it. Thank you Overstock.
I bought this for my guest bathroom. My friends love it and are very entertained by it. It is white but lightweight and somewhat sheer, the holes are reinforced with grommets so the I expect that it will hold up nicely. If you are using a colored liner behind it, it would probably show some though. Other reviews have said there are some mistakes, I have not found them yet but if I do, I plan on using a red sharpie and correction markers to correct. I think that would only add to the charm! It doesn't get 5 stars because of the sheer material and supposed mistakes.
Bought the SAT word shower curtain more as a joke but has ended up being pretty useful. Kids like to read it while sitting and doing "class VI downloads" and then try to stump each other with usage or meanings....very worthwhile investment!!
My kids love this shower curtain - not only do they learn as they shower it does the job!
nice item that is useful for students studying for the SAT
The idea is fun but the curtain, for the price, is a thin polyester. I would not have purchased for the price had I seen in the store.
As an English teacher, I LOVE this curtain. My daughter would come out of the bathroom and ask ME if I knew a definition. She got a 36 on her ACT so I'm just saying...buy the shower curtain and college is certain!
Really cute curtain and so many words I didn't know. I'm not even studying for my SATs...cool idea!
A fun shower curtain. How to improve it? Less words in bigger font, and cut the advertising on the bottom of the curtain.
SAT Words Prep Shower Curtain