Songwriter Tom Meltzer has written the song Rainy Day SAT Blues #4,000 for the Princeton Review, which prepares students for the college test.
Besides lampooning the situation, the song has an ulterior motive: to teach students SAT vocabulary words by inserting them into the tune.
That means Meltzer had to come up with words that rhymed with circumspect and nonchalant. He notes, It helps to have a good rhyming dictionary.
Meltzer says since the story was about the students getting taken advantage of, it seemed natural to use a Bruce Springsteen-style melody with lyrics like No, the company wasnt circumspect/ Its behavior was abject/ And the mistakes it made almost waylaid Billys chances of getting into Princeton.
The song can be heard at iTunes or at princetonreview.com/vocabminute/default.asp
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