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...a tribute to becoming a doctor.
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leon03 From: leon03 Date: May 24th, 2005 10:55 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
I doubt that a score progression like that over a single year is common. A couple years, perhaps. I took the SAT in 7th grade and got a 1100, again as a sophomore and got a 1250-ish and in the fall of my senior year I achieved a 1450, though I never really focused on SAT-specific preparation. Maybe these schools are encouraging their students to take the SAT once or twice every year in high school, and combining that with specific preparation.

Strategic planning has a connection to honest knowledge, and the strength of this connection depends on the test. This isn't so strong on the SAT, and I don't know about the USMLE. However, when it comes to say, the AIME, the USAMO, or the Putnam Exam, all prestigious math tests, the connection is very strong. In fact, in this context I can barely see a difference between the two in this context, as you need a great deal of honest knowledge as well as a certain amount of "strategic" preparation.
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