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Trouble at the Top

Is this the end of the SAT and ACT essays? On June 1, Yale announced it was dropping the requirement that students submit an essay score from the SAT or the ACT. Now, everyone in the college admissions world is asking, “Why?” Well, one reason is obvious: Harvard did it first. These two schools have […]

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Decline of the Humanities

Decline of the Humanities Here’s an interesting article regarding the drop in students––and, correspondingly, financial allocation by universities––in humanities departments. Rather than bemoan a trend I have no control whatsoever over, I hope to attempt to predict how the trend might affect the SAT and ACT. The first thing to note is the ascendancy of […]