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Unformatted text preview: Students who cant solve the basic math addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and basic algebra problems in their heads are at a huge disadvantage when it comes to testing, as reaching for a calculator slows their test taking time down incredibly. The authors point is indeed valid. The author smoothly makes his point, presents possible reasons why students do not test well, and offers examples to back them up. There really arent any gaps in the authors presentation, for he backs up every point he makes with either personal evidence or the evidence of people who have experienced the test taking dilemma. I felt that the author presented the evidence very well and on several levels. The author presents the perspectives of students, a famous orator, and test studies. He should have included students from every form of schooling as well....
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- Fall '07