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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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Tips for Writing the SAT Essay

You’re here, no doubt, so you can ace the SAT essay. Your mind is made up; you’ll do literally anything to earn that perfect score. You’ll denounce the adorable Betty White. You’ll write a defense of that really bad Independence Day sequel. You’ll happily write whatever drivel they want. All you need to know is […]

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Update on the New SAT: Deciding Which Test to Take

Part V of our series on the Redesigned SAT, this post clarifies how the the SAT is changing and how students can determine which test to take. For a broad picture of general changes to the test, see Part I here. This presentation provides some historical background, an overview of changes, sample questions, and recommended test-taking timelines for […]