Joe Heller by Joe Heller

Joe Heller

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  1. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    Right here in River City…

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 8 months ago

    Love it.

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 8 months ago

    The problem with essays is, always has been, and always will be assessment. SAT prep companies claim that students can earn top scores with a few simple tricks, which are available only to students whose parents can afford the high fees. Students who take these test prep courses are (it is said) told NOT to answer the essay question, but to put in some key phrases that always gain lots of point and result in a top score.


    One person, marking essays, has difficulty achieving consistency. A test like the SAT which must employ a large number of assessors has to have scoring guides, and, if those guides have indeed been compromised as the test prep companies claim, memorising the tricks will result in a top score without the tiresome necessity of acquiring any skills at essay writing.


    True? False? The action of the SAT company in removing the essay as a mandatory part of the exam is certainly suggestive.

  4. ODon

    ODon said, 8 months ago

    Party

  5. Enoki

    Enoki said, 8 months ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    I agree. Essays can be subjectively graded. Had that same experience TTM.

  6. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 8 months ago

    OK, does Overtaxed actually believe the bull-pucky he posts, or has he bested Michael wme in sarcasm and staying in character? I just can’t tell.

  7. Kip W

    Kip W said, 8 months ago

    I dropped in, basically, and took my SAT without any prep. My scores were sufficient to get me out of taking a couple of classes. Some of that was real knowledge, and some of it is the ability I gained through years of schooling to be good at taking tests. It was back in the early 80s, and the total possible scores have been adjusted over and over since then. I suspect that even a perfect score from then would look mediocre in today’s numbers.

  8. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, 8 months ago

    @Overtaxed

    Off topic as usual, so that you can do your usual very predictable rant!

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