Monday, September 27, 2010

How to score less than the 50th percentile

I actually witnessed something like this once. We were in high school, and everyone in my class was in the auditorium, taking the SAT's. I used to eat those tests up - it was just math and English. . So there I was, buzzing along, with a "I've got this test aced" high, when I chanced to look at the test paper of the guy in front of me. In fairness, this was somebody who had no intention of going to college. So a good SAT score meant nothing to him. And there he was, just making diagonal patterns with the dots down the page. And finishing in record time, I imagine. . It was at that point that I realized that merely scoring in the upper 50% on one's College Boards is really not that impressive.

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