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Goodbye to SAT Question of the Day Emails


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For years I’ve recommended high school students sign up for the SAT Question of the Day.  Now the College Board has decided to eliminate this service and pursue other technology avenues.

Here’s the info from College Board:

Practice on the go — Effective August 21, the SAT Question of the Day daily email will be discontinued. Follow it on Twitter (@SATQuestion), access via a free mobile app for iPhone and iPod, or by bookmarking it on the College Board website at sat.org/qotd.

Some of you may think this is no change.  Questions will still be available.  Students can still practice.  In fact, apps and Twitter are more popular with teens than email.

True. But Twitter doesn’t come to you each day and remind you to practice.

In fact none of the remaining options remind you at all.  Now instead of collecting reminder emails in your inbox with the possibility of saving them all for the weekend when you have more time, you have to remember to check the website, app, or Twitter every day.

Most of us are too busy to remember. We may have good intentions to check the website, but without a daily routine for SAT practice, we are likely to forget.

This is part of why my monthly Vocabulary Success Coach program comes with weekly emails.  Those emails sit in your inbox reminding you to study. Yes, they subtly nag you to study. They come looking for you not the other way around.

So I’m disappointed by the College Board’s recent announcement.  I’m going to miss those messages in my inbox!

 

 

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5 comments on “Goodbye to SAT Question of the Day Emails

Bill

Just went to the SAT site today 11/3 with my son to try to get started understanding what is needed… saw an announcement about getting the question of the day sent via email and thought I would go back to that later.
Strange, but later I could not find that link and a search could not find it either. So here I am at your comment answering my question.
This is sad as it assumes everyone teenager has a parent who can afford smartphone and is the usual economic warfare on those that make ends meet but without the $500 IPAD. Even a smart phone subscription is 12% of our income without Health Insurance (22%) and such.
I see this all the time.. the assumption that everyone has high speed internet when statistically over 30% still have dial up…
My son has a 3.8 but no smart phone to get the daily questions and yea… he can go to the site every day but then why should only those with smart phone invasive twitter and facebook be catered too?
Strange that the 3rd largest or most active or most subscribed twitter account is Kim Kardasian.
meanwhile… will look over your site to see if there is something we can use. Have a great life.

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Many students (and families) were helped by the daily emails reminding them of the SAT question of the Day. I am disappointed to learn that they have been discontinued.

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The College Board’s attempt to “level the playing field” has resulted in NOT leveling the playing field for those of us who do not use (for various reasons) certain technology.

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Jessica, I couldn’t have said it better myself. The change favors students with smartphones and reliable online access. This is just one of many reasons I’m not a fan of College Board’s recent changes.

Megan

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[…] SAT Question of the DayYou can receive an official College Board question in your email inbox everyday if you subscribe to the SAT Question of the Day.  Even if students save the questions during the week and do them all on Saturday, seeing the types of questions on the test offers long-term benefits.  Subscribe for free at SAT Question of the Day.  (Note: College Board discontinued the Question of the Day email in August 2013.  You can still find questions on the website. for more information see here.) […]

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