How to Approach the SAT Essay

In the old days, before the latest SAT redesign in 2015, the SAT essay assignment consisted of short, cryptic prompts, inspiring the creative student to heights of rhetorical and literary rococo. Nowadays, though, the SAT essay is all business: students are presented with a long, persuasive essay on a contemporary … 

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SAT or ACT Essay

Many universities, including recent additions the California Institute of Technology, Brown University, Princeton University, and Stanford University, have declared it optional for applicants to submit SAT or ACT essay scores. As a piece by The Editorial Board of “The Washington Post” points out, the essay portion of the SAT and … 

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The SAT and ACT Essays Are Not Afterthoughts

“The Washington Post” is the elite of the elite when it comes to print journalism. “The Washington Post” broke Watergate thanks to the efforts of its intrepid reporters, Woodward and Bernstein. “The Washington Post” boldly published the classified “Pentagon Papers” at great risk to the paper, exposing the Unites States’ … 

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Yale Drops Essay Requirement for SAT and ACT

Yale University has joined a growing list of universities across America that no longer requires the essay portion of the SAT or ACT. Yale joins such elite institutions as Harvard University and Dartmouth College. In a statement regarding no longer requiring the essay portion of the SAT or ACT of … 

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