Kaplan Giving Away 90 Study Guides To iDevice Users

If you’re in the market for high school or college study guides and you have access to an iDevice from Apple, Kaplan is giving away 90 different titles between now and August 30th through the Apple iBookstore. Sadly, you can’t access the iBookstore on iTunes, so you’ll have to get to it through an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

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  1. Rocket says:

    I may need to see what’s available.

  2. UCLAri: Allergy Sufferer says:

    Those USMLE books alone are worth a few bucks for the med student wife. I guess I’ll have to download me some books for her…

    • jessjj347 says:

      They also use shady tactics to get those questions…basically paying med students for the questions…

      • Chaosium says:

        “They also use shady tactics to get those questions…basically paying med students for the questions…”

        How is that shady? That’s how most certification prep books with sample questions are written.

  3. zomgorly says:

    i got some GRE verbal and math workbooks and practice questions. Not bad since in store this are like $10-15.

  4. smo0 says:

    Why ARE college books so expensive…. never knew the reason for that in the first place….

  5. longdvsn says:

    Nice of them to exclude a huge portion of the market…particularly the portion that can’t pay 50% more for products just to have the iCrap name and would benefit the most from free materials.

  6. snowmentality says:

    Titles available:

    ACT Strategies
    SAT Subject Test: US History, Math Level 1 and Math Level 2, Biology E/M, Chemistry
    Kaplan 101 SAT/PSAT Critical Reading Practice Questions
    Kaplan 101 SAT/PSAT Writing Practice Questions
    Portable SAT
    SAT ScoreRaising Dictionary
    SAT Critical Reading Workbook
    SAT Writing Workbook
    SAT Math Workbook
    AP Biology
    AP Macroeconomics/Microeconomics

    GRE Exam Verbal Workbook
    GRE Exam Math Workbook
    GRE Exam Subject Test: Psychology
    Portable GRE
    GRE & GMAT Exams Writing Workbook
    Get Into Graduate School
    MBA Fundamentals Accounting & Finance
    GMAT Math Workbook
    GMAT Verbal Workbook
    Portable GMAT

    The Paralegal’s Handbook, by Anita Haworth & Lesley Cox
    The Socratic Dialogues
    Law School Labyrinth, by Steven R. Sudberry, Esq.
    The Path Of The Law and The Common Law, by J. Craig Williams
    The Memorable Thoughts of Socrates
    Crime: Its Cause and Treatment, by Clarence Darrow
    PMBR: Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam
    PMBR Finals: Constitutional Law, Torts, Multistate Performance Test, Contracts, Criminal Procedure, Civil Procedure, Conflicts of Law, Corporations, Criminal Law, Evidence, Family Law, Property, Remedies, Trusts, Wills

    Get Into Medical School
    Med School Rx, by Walter C. Hartwig, Ph.D.
    The Real Life of an Internist, by Mark D. Tyler-Lloyd
    The Corpus, by Hippocrates
    Manual of Surgery, by Alexis Thomson & Alexander Miles
    Collected Writings, by Louis Pasteur & Joseph Lister
    The Evolution of Modern Medicine, by William Osler
    Routine Miracles, by Conrad Fischer
    MCAT Practice Tests
    MCAT Biology, Physics, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Verbal Reasoning Reviews
    USMLE Step 1 Qbook
    USMLE Step 2 CK Qbook
    USMLE Step 3 Qbook
    Internal Medicine Question Book
    USMLE Master the Boards Step 3

    Reflections on Doctors
    Saving Lives
    Lives in the Balance
    First Year Nurse
    Notes on Nursing
    Meditations on Hope
    Final Moments
    New Lives
    Math for Nurses
    Call to Nursing
    The Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands
    NCLEXRN 2010-2011

    First Year Teacher
    SOS: Stressed Out Students’ Guide To: Saying No To Cheating, Handling Peer Pressure, Dealing With Tests
    101 GMAT Verbal Practice Questions
    101 Biology Practice Questions
    101 ASVAB Practice Questions
    101 GRE Verbal Practice Questions
    Sharp Vocab
    Sharp Writing
    101 MAT Practice Questions

  7. BuyerOfGoods3 says:

    Christ – did EVERYONE here miss the article about Kaplan ripping students off?

    Do some Searching online! Dang! This is nothing but an OBVIOUS grab for positive PR after a shiz-nit storm.

    • pandroid says:

      Kaplan Test Prep and Kaplan University are separate subdivisions. I doubt the marketing of one has anything to do with the other.

  8. BuyerOfGoods3 says:

    “Private Vocational College—Kaplan operates vocational training programs that over enroll students using Federal loans that leave low-income student indebted and unemployed.

    A whistleblower source has come forward to expose how CHI/Kaplan, in Broomsall, Pennsylvania over-enrolled students by the hundreds and then abandoned them before internship placement.”

    • wellfleet says:

      Kaplan University and Kaplan Test Prep are completely different business catering to a completely different set of students.

  9. BuyerOfGoods3 says:

    Kaplan University is owned by The Washington Post, which derives 58% of its entire revenue stream from Kaplan and its various subsidiaries and is well aware of the issues.

  10. knackeredmom says:

    Site seems to be overwhelmed with traffic right now. My Touch just keeps flashing the Kaplan Store page without allowing me to click on anything. Tell Mr. Scott to get more power to the servers.

    • jefeloco says:

      Go to kaplanpublishing.com/itunes from mobile safari. The address takes you directly to the ibooks storefront for Kaplan.

      Considering that there are several useful nursing, medical and general books; this is a good deal (free).

    • Alecto says:

      I’m having the same issues.

  11. DRHicks says:

    So, I don’t know as much about the iBookstore – can titles be downloaded, deleted and redownloaded- or is it like iTunes – once you have it, you better keep it.

    • fantomesq says:

      If you have already purchased a book on the iBookstore, you can redownload for free at anytime.

  12. kaplanfx says:

    The headline is a LIE, I’m not giving away anything…

  13. Zeratul010 says:

    I lived off of Kaplan PMBR’s review materials first year of law school. I’d suggest any law student download them to at least have the option of going over them. (And to those who dislike Kaplan due to its related company’s shenanigans – take the free stuff, and then go with BarBri. And for those who dislike BarBri because of their prior history of non-compete agreements with Kaplan – well, you’re kind of hosed.)

  14. bstewart says:

    I just went to the iBookstore to check it out. Most of the free books are pretty useless. There was only 1 book I downloaded that would help me pass my NCLEX and it is technically meant for the RN, not the PN.

  15. ludwigk says:

    Wow, I just downloaded a study guide for almost every bar class. Not sure how useful it will be, but it’s very cool nonetheless.