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Unformatted text preview: 0,445 Ph.D. degree $89,724 Source: Statistical Abstract of the United States, 2004–2005. 124 Chapter 5 Supply You Are Preparing for College, Aren’t You? So, how do you get into a good college? First, you need to have good high school grades. Second, you need to have a reasonably high score on one of the two standardized tests that college-bound high school juniors and seniors take: the SAT and ACT. Many high school students take these standardized tests without studying for them. They simply get a good night’s sleep the night before the test, and then take it. Think of an alternative way to proceed. Suppose, beginning either at the end of your sophomore year or at the beginning of your junior year of high school, you were to watch 2 hours less of television a week and studied for the SAT or ACT instead. Now ask yourself how many hours most juniors in high school spend studying for the SAT or ACT. Many say “no more than 5 hours.” Yet, the SAT and ACT are important factors considered by colleg...
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