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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #21)

Fri May 22, 2020, 12:57 PM

28. Another thing some people don't realize is that some of the best students

might not necessarily do as well as expected.

A top math student I knew took calculus in 10th grade. So by the time of senior year, all the algebra and geometry was a distant memory. The way the test was scored that year, getting two wrong dropped the score from 800 to 720 or 730. The schools know this, so if they're concerned about ability, they don't care. If they care more about keeping their average SAT score elevated, then they might reject that top student. The one I know graduated with a GPA of 5 from a top engineering school and then went on to get a PhD in engineering from another top school.

But her math SAT was about the same as mine, a solid Alg/Geometry student but no math genius. What a joke.

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