New SAT Paper for Practicing your Essay Writing Skills
The new SAT has a completely new task given to students.
In it, students are asked to do rhetorical analysis of a piece (written or spoken), but a common question our students ask is “how long should it be?”
In the previous essay, students had 2 pages to fill in order to complete the writing task. So, the maximum a student could write was that. And Dr. Les Perelman, who previously served as Director of Writing Across the Curriculum and an Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education at MIT, found that:
“It appeared to me that regardless of what a student wrote, the longer the essay, the higher the score…”
His findings were based on: