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Is the ACT/SAT is a test of tricks and luck sometimes?

pokemonfanpokemonfan Posts: 99Registered User Junior Member
One of my friends from high school initially scored a 16 on his ACT. His parents hired him a tutor and he brought his score up to a 27(E:31 M:22 R30 SR: 26). He does not actually know the material well and has pseudo-skills. He told me the lady taught him how to guess correctly. I indeed believe that is a fluke.
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Replies to: Is the ACT/SAT is a test of tricks and luck sometimes?

  • rspencerspence Posts: 2,118Registered User Senior Member
    Yeah, that's the problem with multiple choice standardized tests. There's a lot of guessing and luck involved (although you can still use process of elimination to rid the obvious choices).

    IMO, the math section should be answered in more of an AIME format (all answers are integers from 000 to 999, similar to SAT grid-in. Removes virtually all the guessing).
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