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Eliminate the SAT The Scholastic Aptitude Test, better known as the SAT, is, “a test designed to predict college performance and to provide a means for admissions people to compare prospective students who have the same grades, but who come from widely varying high schools in different parts of the country” (Keisler 1). This standardized test has caused an immense amount of controversy all because of conflicting opinions arguing whether or not that definition is truly accurate. The SAT has created...

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Eliminating the SATS

 Eliminating the SATS Sydney Muntone Warren Hills High School Abstract The SAT’s: the dreaded test that's supposed to determine the future of a nervous, impressionable high school student. The much-anticipated test has no place in our society anymore, though. The SAT is a terrible, overstressed measurement for college admission and it is totally ineffective in actually analyzing the students themselves. Scrapping this test from the college admission process...

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Abolishing the SATs

Professor Tracey Nashel English 101 22 September 2014 Abolishing the SAT It is quite apparent that education is a major key to success, however, is it exactly a fair shot when we are determined of that by a standardized test? As if we all are intelligent in the same type of ways? Human beings are bright, brilliant creatures. A part of what makes us so interesting is all the different strengths we have, because we are not all the same. SAT scores are not a necessary part of the college acceptance process...

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Effects of the Sat on Students

Terrelle McCain Bill Morris English 111-07 11 June 2013 The Effects of the SAT on Students The Scholastic Assessment Test properly known as the SAT has become a major test in high school students, or college bound student lives. The SAT has become a test that determines the future of many high school students. Some worry about this "important test", as it determines if many will get into the Ivy League college of their parents dream. From the start of middle school, teenagers practice for this test...

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"SAT" by Danielle Ofri

poverty. Creating a revolving door at hospitals treating the poor for their present illnesses, but paying no mind in preventing them for the future. In SAT," Ofri describes her experience as a doctor treating an impoverished unambitious young man, Nemesio Rios. Instead of just following up on Rios' routine check up, Ofri decides to prepare Rios for the SAT so that he could have a chance to go to college. For educational preparation is the preventative medicine for ones future well being because improving...

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SAT ESSAY PROMPT You have twenty-five minutes to write an essay on the topic assigned below. Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and the assignment below. NOTE: read complete the excerpt first. Most of our schools are not facing up to their responsibilities. We must begin to ask ourselves whether educators should help students address the critical moral choices and social issues of our time. Schools have responsibilities beyond training people for jobs and getting...

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Thea, Sat, Act Differences

before entering a college-level course in public Texas colleges. I was exempted from taking the THEA test because I passed and obtained higher scores of 2200 for my English and Math TAKS scores in my sophomore year. What does the SAT test cover? The SAT test has 3 sections: Critical Reading, Mathematics, and Writing. The Reading section takes 70 minutes and has 3 sections. It has sentence completion questions where they test the student's vocabulary and sentence structure skills. They...

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Racial Bias in the SAT

Racial Bias in the SAT Abstract: Since the 1950’s the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) has been an important assessment tool for college admissions to consider. Today the test is composed of three sections including math, reading, and writing. There is controversy surrounding the reliability and validity of the test as there is a large white-black scoring gap. The purpose of this paper is to prove the presence of a racial bias against blacks in the SATs. I will do this by talking about the history...

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how to ace the sat

The SAT is that scary test that students generally take later in high school to get into college and hopefully get some scholarship money. The good news is that this test is “standardized;’ which means that when writing the test questions, the test makers follow the same patterns, profiles, and standards by writing similar questions each time. Thus, the same skills are tested in exactly the same way without being literally the same questions. Students can then obviously learn these hidden, recurring...

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Sat Essay Writing

The Essay – Part 1 The essay is one of the easiest places to pick up points on the SAT. Most students have no idea what SAT graders are looking for. Here is the grading rubric for a perfect score of 6 on the essay: An essay in this category demonstrates clear and consistent mastery, although it may have a few minor errors. A typical essay: • • • • • Effectively and insightfully develops a point of view on the issue and demonstrates outstanding critical thinking, using clearly appropriate examples...

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