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Mollie Dignan
Discussion 11/14
Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:07pm
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My final topic for my argument paper is that standardized testing should not be used during the college admissions process. The points that I will make are that the testing is unfair. Anyone is going to struggle while taking a three to four hour exam. Kids can study all that they want for the SAT and the ACT but they are never going to know everything on the exam. I think that it is unfair that kids are tested on things that they havenít learned before. The exams test every student on the same thing and I think that it is unfair because some students have different ciriculum. I also think that studentís grades and community service hours speak more for them than their SAT scores do. A student who has gone out in their community should not be judged based on how well they do on a standardized test and they should not lose their place because someone scored better than them on an exam. I also think that classroom grades should be weighed in rather than the exam grades because this shows how a student performs throughout a period of time rather than in 3 hours. I am going to look at articles from colleges that have started to get rid of the standardized testing. They have to have a reason for why they have gotten rid of it in their admissions process and I think that is going to benefit my paper in a strong way. I think the hardest thing about this paper is going to be finding facts about it, statistical data and research. I donít know how much is actually out there and itís making me nervous. I know that a lot of schools have begun to get rid of standardized testing and I think that there is going to be reasoning for it in scholarly journals and writing. I think that I am going to have a hard time breaking up my paragraphs like I have been having trouble with. I am confident that I am going to be able to write a good paper that is going to prove my point and thesis.
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