Saturday, May 10, 2014
SAT Sneak Attack: How Computer Geniuses Hack, Beat, and Cheat America's Most Feared Exam
SAT SNEAK ATTACK
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 wayner.org
About SAT Sneak Attack
Paper: 5.5” x 8.5” (13.97 x 21.59 cm), 38 pages
Kindle ASIN: B00J2650ZS
$9.99 (Print), $4.99 (Kindle)
March 16, 2014
Genres: Nonfiction, education, college admissions
I am pursuing a JD at Harvard Law School, where I am a member of Harvard’s Journal on Legislation and Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law. Prior to attending law school, I graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College with High Honors in History. There, I competed on the Policy Debate team and was the Managing Editor of The Dartmouth Independent. Teaching, mentoring, and coaching have continued to be passions of mine after my time working as a high school debate coach. Throughout college until the present, I have worked with several college and professional school applicants to refine their applications and get into the top choice schools. My favorite part of the job is to watch students grow intellectually and personally throughout the process. I am proud to call many of my advisees lifelong friends. In my free time, I enjoy basketball, soccer, and fitness. My other passion is food, and if there is a Chipotle nearby, you’re likely to find me there at least twice a day. Fortunately, those two hobbies should balance each other out!