"The SAT is a scam. It has been around for 50 years. It has never measured anything. And it continues to measure nothing. And the whole game is that everybody who does well on it, is so delighted by their good fortune that they don’t want to attack it. And they are the people in charge. Because of course, the way you get to be in charge is by having high test scores. So it’s this terrific kind of rolling scam that every so often, somebody sort of looks and says—well, you know, does it measure intelligence? No. Does it predict college grades? No. Does it tell you how much you learned in high school? No. Does it predict life happiness or life success in any measure? No. It’s measuring nothing."
John Katzman, founder of The Princeton Review (via rumpelstiltsforeskin)
When I was studying for the SAT last year, I had to decide between two study guides: one by the College Board ( the group that puts together the SAT test) and the other by the Princeton Review. The Princeton Review’s guide exuded such a distain for the SAT and the College Review, that I knew it would be the guide to get. It was great.
I got drunk the night before I took the SAT and fell asleep at some point while I was taking it because I had been up all night and was hungover.
I mean, who schedules a test for Saturday morning?
I did that because I didn’t care, and I knew it didn’t matter.
(Source: thesummerofmark, via kenyatta)