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Sunday, April 8, 2012

When Boring Essays Lead to Higher SAT Scores

Can't say I'm inspired by what the author of a new book, Anthony James-Green, says about how SATs are now scored:
Students can't gain points for saying smart things, expressing profound ideas, or using poetic language," says Green. "They can't gain points for anything. Instead, their whole focus should be on writing robot-esque prose that follows a precise structure. If a student treats the SAT Essay as a fill-in-the-blanks exercise, where each blank is an essential element of his argument, and he doesn't add anything outside of those blanks, he can't possibly lose points.
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