Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Rainy Day SAT Blues #4000

Well the rain it was torrential
On that October Saturday morning
As Billy headed off to take his SATs
His mother gave him this stern warning

"Don't get water on your answer sheet
Keep that paper free of hydration
Because a wet answer sheet can't be properly scored
And the result is grade deflation"

And Billy said, "Mom, I will be circumspect
Your advice I won't neglect
I'll keep it dry and I'll score high and I'll get into Rutgers"

With great care and diligence
Billy handed in a dry exam
But when the test was later graded
It was as sodden as a Quahog clam

You see the company that runs the SAT
Was a little nonchalant
It let those tests get wet causing Billy to get
A score he didn't earn or want

No, the company wasn't circumspect
Its behavior was abject
And the mistakes it made almost waylaid Billy's chances of getting into Rutgers

by Tom Meltzer ©The Princeton Review
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