“How I Gamed the SAT”

May 11, 2006

A journalist from the LA Times reports her experiences as a reader for the essay portion of the SAT. She offers several tips for students taking the test:

  • "Varied sentences and vocabulary are good, and smooth transitions help."
  • "Write at least a page and a quarter."
  • "Prepackage some thinking. Get familiar with a couple of Greek myths or literary classics that would work for multiple themes."
  • "Prepare a few highly burnished words that can be applied to almost any situation. A prepared sentence or two wouldn't hurt."

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