Now my researches suggest there are only eight exams in crosswords. If I can handle compass dirs., I can deal with exams too!
Still, I'm surprised at how dull the exam names are, which certainly makes them harder to learn. How come no one came up with catchy acronyms for these tests? What about ELSA (Exam for Law School Admission) or MEGA (Management Exam for Graduate Applicants)?
|Abbr.||What it stands for||Typical clue|
|SAT||Scholastic Aptitude Test||Precollege exam|
|GRE||Graduate Record Examination||Test for Ph.D. wannabes|
|GED||General Educational Development||Option for a H.S. dropout|
|ACT||American College Testing||Coll. placement exam|
|GMAT||Graduate Management Admission Test||M.B.A. hopeful's hurdle|
|LSAT||Law School Admission Test||Aspiring atty.'s exam|
|MCAT||Medical College Admission Test||Future doc's exam|
|PSAT||Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test||H.S. junior's exam|