- Meli 660
- Los Banos, CA
- United States
SATs & ACTs as preparation for College and the Real World?
As a junior in high school, I am filled with loads of things to do and things I want to do. As freshman and sophomore, I hadn't done much as those are easy years, and I, as many other students too, still hadn't decided what I like to do and want to do. But now as a junior, my schedule is loaded with things to do, just to enter college we create an appealing identity to make myself noticeable and suitable for the college I want to go to. Students like me spend time in many extracurricular activities such as sports or clubs, spending time to help out our community, maintaining our grades, and on top of that studying for AP tests, SATs, and ACTs. And we do this all just to enter college, and that list doesn't even include any free time or things we like to do on our own, our own adventures.
But why do we do such much just to look appealing for colleges? I understand that colleges have a tough time selecting millions of great students, but how do SATs and ACTs help in real life. For example, if I wanted to be a doctor, what do SATs and ACTs have to do with my life as a doctor? Some math and English comprehension might help, but those are basics, I could be spending my time researching and practicing what I am interested in.
Why should students spend so much time just to prepare for college, if the education in college and after matter so much more?