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Stealthr4v3r
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:26 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

erait wrote:

The SAT is not an IQ test, it is a measure of how well people can do on the SAT. It doesn't measure how good or bad a student the test taker will be, it doesn't say anything about what kind of person the test taker will be in the college community and later in life, it doesn't say anything about how good you might be in business.


Are you arguing that math/verbal ability have no correlation with intelligence?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 2:22 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

erait wrote:
Sometimes it is so much fun being a contentious Jew.

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Learn to recognize satire


I dont classify this site as satire. Not strictly speaking anyway.


Obviously, that's why I told you to learn to recognize satire. Next we'll work on your reading comprehension.

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erait
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 2:27 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I didn't say no correlation but it is lower than people would expect. It is formalized test. It has a system. The SAT measures test taking ability. It doesn't measure IQ or predict college grades. Learning the system doesn't require a high intelligence. People can be trained to be good test takers where they would know how questions are asked and how they are answered and how wrong answers are disguised. Those "tricks" can be the different between a 1200-1400 and a 1400-1600. But you dont really need to know the material much better to move from a high level to a higher level. And knowing the material better doesn't necessarily mean you are smarter, it just means that you might have worked harder or maybe you are very bright and didnt work hard.

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Stealthr4v3r
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 2:44 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Well anyway, I'm sorry not everyone thought that site was as funny as I did. Next time I will warn people when something I pulled off reddit shouldn't be taken as serious research.
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