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In a few recent cases, some teenagers with advanced programming abilit [#permalink]
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The evidence says: all the ETS hackers were FANTOD programmers. What the colleges seem to be assuming is the converse: all FANTOD programmers are hackers. Of course, there is no direct evidence for this converse. Presumably there are some students who learn FANTOD in good faith and who are not hackers
Bunuel isn't this enough grounds to conclude A?

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but because of the assumption the colleges are making, these students are faced with extra challenges, such as having their justly achieved SAT scores disregarded and being forced to take additional admission tests.
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this certainly would not be fun, would not be fair, and could place them at a disadvantage with respect to all the non-programming students who could just take the ordinary SATs and be done with all testing.
Isn't this line of thinking in C a great stretch? Because it clearly makes a LOT of assumptions about this new additional test.

While it is true that students who learn FANTOD would be required to take an additional test, but it nowhere puts them at a disadvantage. We don't know the pass rates or the difficulty levels of this new additional test to conclude that it will put the test takers at a disadvantage.

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The evidence says: all the ETS hackers were FANTOD programmers. What the colleges seem to be assuming is the converse: all FANTOD programmers are hackers. Of course, there is no direct evidence for this converse. Presumably there are some students who learn FANTOD in good faith and who are not hackers
Bunuel isn't this enough grounds to conclude A?

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but because of the assumption the colleges are making, these students are faced with extra challenges, such as having their justly achieved SAT scores disregarded and being forced to take additional admission tests.
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this certainly would not be fun, would not be fair, and could place them at a disadvantage with respect to all the non-programming students who could just take the ordinary SATs and be done with all testing.
Isn't this line of thinking in C a great stretch? Because it clearly makes a LOT of assumptions about this new additional test.

While it is true that students who learn FANTOD would be required to take an additional test, but it nowhere puts them at a disadvantage. We don't know the pass rates or the difficulty levels of this new additional test to conclude that it will put the test takers at a disadvantage.

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I agree with this. There is a change that the new special exam could be easier. Not necessary a disadvantage for them ...

Option E is the best and this is why
E. Some colleges have not set any special requirements for applicants who have demonstrated knowledge of FANTOD

Explanation: since they are telling us that some colleges have set special restrictions (we know that "some" ranges from to at least 1 student to all of them). Therefore, the rest of colleges are the compliment of the statament

We can infer that some set restrictions and some other DON'T. There is NO OTHER SCENARIO
Either they set or don't!