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New SAT Essay: Top Universities Requiring the Writing Test

The-sat-essayThe New SAT in March 2016 delivered many changes to college bound high school students including:

One change many high schoolers were grateful for was the the dropping of the Essay portion of the exam as a requirement to complete the exam.  Following in the College Board’s footsteps, many Universities also opted to not require it as a part of their application for admissions.

However, the Top Universities definitely did not shy away from continuing the requirement.  Using the Times Higher Education Top US Colleges list for 2016, we examine who does and who does not:

Top Colleges Still Requiring the SAT Essay

Top universities in the United States 2016 by Times Higher Education

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Official SAT Essay Writing Paper

We’re big believers in replicating “real testing conditions” to help students perform as they will need to on test day.

In order to do that, you need all the right tools to execute on this.

For the SAT Essay, you need not only a No. 2 pencil, but you need a great topic like some we’ll suggest down below. Very importantly, you’ll be writing on College Board SAT paper and where do you get some of that?

SAT Essay Writing Paper for Download Here!

Click on the following link to Official SAT Essay Paper and you’ll get a very clean and nice set of lined paper that you can use to write as many practice SAT Essays as you want. While it may seem insignificant to some, it gives you the ability to honestly write as much as it would take to fill the two pages in a more “realistic fashion” and help you gauge how much you really need to write. Many of us know that “quantity” is an important factor and it has been proven it can affect SAT Essay Scores.  It’s been supported not only by the New York Times article about Dr. Perelman from MIT  in the previous link, but also by another student who ABC profiled showing that longer essays equate to higher scores.

How do you know if you’re writing long enough?  Well, download the essay writing paper for the SAT and practice a good number of times within 25 minutes to see if you can write enough to fill these two pages.

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