Students at a Scholastic Assessment Tests (SAT) exam venue. Face-to-face interviews and supervised writing samples show true English ability better than standardised tests or prepared personal statements. Photo: Reuters
Students at a Scholastic Assessment Tests (SAT) exam venue. Face-to-face interviews and supervised writing samples show true English ability better than standardised tests or prepared personal statements. Photo: Reuters
Kelly Yang
Opinion

Opinion

Kelly Yang

Asia's 'coached students' should be denied coveted college admission

Kelly Yang says the practice in Asia of hiring professional help to get a student into college is defeating the purpose of the exercise

Students at a Scholastic Assessment Tests (SAT) exam venue. Face-to-face interviews and supervised writing samples show true English ability better than standardised tests or prepared personal statements. Photo: Reuters
Students at a Scholastic Assessment Tests (SAT) exam venue. Face-to-face interviews and supervised writing samples show true English ability better than standardised tests or prepared personal statements. Photo: Reuters
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