Can 'Jersey Shore' get you into college? The SATs take on reality TV


Why wasn't this question asked when we took the SATs?High school students were surprised when they sat down to take their Scholastic Aptitude Test and found a question about the legitimacy of reality television on the writing section. The New York Times reports that a reality-television related essay prompt left some kids puzzled. "These shows depict ordinary people competing in everything from singing and dancing to losing weight, or just living their everyday lives. Most people believe that the reality these shows portray is authentic, but they are being misled. How authentic can these shows be when producers design challenges for the participants and then editors alter filmed scenes?" the test asked. Students are expected to answer the question in essay form.Hello. These kids have been busy studying for their SATs. They're not up to date on Snooki's latest trip to the STD clinic. Honestly, though, the question has stirred up some controversy. What about...


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