Saturday, May 10, 2014

SAT Sneak Attack: How Computer Geniuses Hack, Beat, and Cheat America's Most Feared Exam

How Computer Geniuses Hack, Beat and Cheat America’s Most Feared Exam
By Peter Wayner

Two students take the SAT. One uses a brain, a pencil and scratch paper. The other uses all of these, plus a dictionary, math assistant, concierge and advisor. Who wins? Today’s high school students feel the pressure to succeed on standardized tests like no other generation. In this short ebook journalist Peter Wayner uncovers how a group of elite students use tools that are allowed by the College Board, and by repurposing them, get close to that elusive perfect score.

By bending the rules these students easily beat the SAT at its own game, making the playing field unlevel. Many wonder how relevant the SATs are in the age of super-cramming and endless tutoring sessions, and this book will add fuel to that argument. SAT Sneak Attack reveals the exam’s open secret and is a must-read for those who want to know how clever computer hacks beat the test.

About Peter Wayner
Peter Wayner is a journalist with 20 years of experience writing for the New York Times, InfoWorld, Wired, Technology Review and other major publications. He’s also the author of more than 15 books on diverse topics like steganography, digital cash, open source software and autonomous cars. For more information, see

About SAT Sneak Attack
Paper: 5.5” x 8.5” (13.97 x 21.59 cm), 38 pages
ISBN-10: 1492868948
ISBN-13: 978-1492868941
Kindle ASIN: B00J2650ZS
$9.99 (Print), $4.99 (Kindle)
March 16, 2014
Available from Amazon and CreateSpace
Genres: Nonfiction, education, college admissions