"While we were disembarking I worried how we’d get home, how hot it was, how annoyed she must be. But she hopped down the steps beside me, cocked her head and said “Juice?” and in that moment everything was perfect." Yes, these are the moments when you know you have chosen a true friend for travel.
@jfruh "the equivalent of putting on a brain helmet and getting a number about the student’s natural smarts" This is a great phrase and I think what both College Board and ACT are still trying to do. Though they (claim to) have a more meritocracy-driven and less eugenics-driven point of view
@Elsajeni Yeah, doesn't this admit that you must prep for the SAT? I was in an ACT state and that was definitely promoted as a 'snapshot' of the material you knew, that you should review concepts that were a year or two back in your brain, but not make flashcards or anything. Biased, but I much prefer that ACT ethos.
@Bill Fostex That is VERY thoughtful.
@Mike Dang Thanks for the transparency. I was not trying to be a jerk, it just seemed like a natural part of the article that was left out.
So how much did The Billfold pay you for this article?
@Marissa Ha, yes! Too late to edit now.
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What about us midwestern ACT takers?! Very real test anxiety and so on aside, you can't be a fuck-up at 16 anymore and get a job at Goldman Sachs? Talk about cycle of inequality. Not only can you not get a second chance in this country, you basically can't get a fair shot at your first chance.