November 02, 2000
Does anyone think standardized tests are reflective of anything? It's just some bureaucrat's sick joke which eventually will ruin your life (trust me). That being said I normally do quite well on them. I won't brag about my ACT or SAT scores (I think it's enough to say they were very, very high, higher than you could ever hope to attain you loser). What I will say is, when I took the ACT and the SAT in High school I was drowned in pamphlets & phone from colleges offering me scholarships and inviting me to come to their school. That was then.
I recently took the MCAT (for those of you out there that lack an education, it stands for Medical College Admission's Test...yes friends, I'm attempting to be a doctor. Be afraid and keep your hands on your kidneys at all times). While I again won't give out my scores, I will say that the only pamphlets I've gotten have been from a school of podiatry, a urologist society and the Navy. The letter basically say "We know you want to be a doctor, does it really matter what kind? A doctor is a doctor after all. The standardized testing gods have deemed you unworthy of choosing your own profession, how about you choose one of these bottom of the barrel careers?"|*|
|*|This is not to diss podiatrists (ok, it is..you look at feet all day! What the hell is wrong with you?) but it makes me wonder if there is really anyone who wants to be a podiatrist. I've never really thought about it much but I guess I always assumed the guy who scrubs the calluses off old women's feet choose that career. I never considered that he was forced to because he "eeny meeny miney moed" his way to wrong answer on a standardized test while the neurosurgeon down the street happened to guess correct. Where is the justice? |*|
|*|Face it folks, everyone guesses on at least 50% of the questions on these tests. What they basically show you is not who is better or who is worse, but who is the best guesser. I think putting all "Cs" down the column would be just as good as actually reading the pamphlet. I'm trying that next time.
Posted by vixen at November 2, 2000 11:47 PM
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