[LETTERS TO THE EDITOR]College test preparation was faulty

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[LETTERS TO THE EDITOR]College test preparation was faulty

“In last year’s exam, my friend who had a score two points higher than mine was accepted to a college, but I wasn’t,” Ms. Lee said. “If I fail again this year, who will take the responsibility?”
There are many Korean high school students who spend years and years to prepare themselves for the College Scholastic Ability Test. If students prepare for years, shouldn’t the CSAT test makers spend time on making sure that there are no errors in the nationwide college entrance exam? Read-ing this article gave me an astonished feeling.
This test is a nationwide college entrance exam, not an elementary school spelling test. From what I know about the CSAT, it is an exam based on the high school students’ studies to get accepted into a college. As a fact, I know that getting accepted to a college is a major step in a student’s life.
If the test is that serious, then why isn’t the exam serious enough to avoid having two questions in the examination with errors? Or why is there even such an exam? For the 447,000 out of 639,000 test-takers who will be gaining two more points, is that also fair? I think that if the exam is going to be serious, then the test makers should be more serious also.


by David Oh
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