A MIT professor who has been critical of the new writing section of the SAT recently spoke at a conference on college composition. His comments were reported in todays Inside Higher Ed in an article by Scott Jaschik.
Among the highlights of the article were several suggestions on how to write the SAT prompt to get a good score. These included using “examples from the arts and history, but not worrying whether they make sense), and including key words that the SAT scoring teams are thought to favor (“plethora” and “myriad” are both considered tops”.
We would urge students to review this article before taking future SAT exams.
The whole text of the article can be found at Inside Higher Ed.