Hikkomorist wrote:RZ5646 wrote:whacka wrote:Did people actually study for the SAT? How?
SAT prep is an enormous industry and one of the major sources of inequality between rich and regular students.
It seems like a stretch to state that so definitively.
I actually think that is a fairly accurate statement, though it obviously lacks nuance. More specifically, I would argue the advantages wealthy students are afforded throughout their entire youth, including potentially SAT prep courses, do contribute to their significantly higher SAT scores, thereby perpetuating inequality.
Anecdotally, almost no one at my public school studied for the SAT, myself included, but I get the impression from talking to college friends that most individuals who go to private schools put a considerable amount of time into studying for the SAT, with many private schools offering courses and practice tests.