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Elise Gout

SAT Essay Theme: Challenges

Welcome to the newest post in our 10-part SAT Essay Theme Guide series! Today, we tackle SAT essay prompts that ask you to write about challenges. Let’s get started! Getting up at 6:30 a.m., not constantly eating all of the Nutella in the pantry with a spoon, acne – we teenagers go through a lot […]

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Tanya Shah

Can I Lie on the SAT Essay?

I love this question. It shows just how frazzled people are when writing under the clock. However, it also means they lack confidence when choosing examples. When test-takers get anxious and panicky, they often feel that lying is their only option. When this happens on the SAT essay, students support their argument with made-up wars, […]

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Tanya Shah

SAT Essay: The Case For The Conclusion

Jumping to a winning conclusion. Quick Note: Build a Foundation First An effective conclusion is based on an already-solid essay with a good thesis. Work first on mastering the basics, and then build up to the conclusion. Your score will reflect the difference. __________________________________________________________________________ The SAT Essay: Most test-takers are intimidated by it. This is […]

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Guest Author

How to Make Your Essay Not Boring

Bored by your own college essay? Here are some tips that will liven it up, from Ethan Sawyer, aka the College Essay Guy! Here are three tips to help you avoid writing an essay that’s, for lack of a better word, boring:   1. Make sure the connections your essay makes are non-obvious and specific. […]

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Cassidy Mayeda

SAT Essay Theme: Relationships

Welcome to the next installment in our 10 post series of SAT Essay Theme Guides! No, for once in your young adult lives we ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT LOVE. We are talking about communication styles, power/respect dynamics, and how people react in groups. So you can drop all your essay ideas based on Romeo and […]

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Cassidy Mayeda

SAT Essay Theme: Heroes & Role Models

Welcome to the fourth post in our SAT Essay Theme series! We are mixing things up and posting this week’s installment on Wednesday instead of Tuesday. I know – we’re wild and crazy kids. Enjoy! Are the only heroes you’ve ever looked up to Avengers characters? The only inspirational quotes you’ve ever written down are […]

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Maddi Lee

SAT Essay Theme: Morality

This is the third post in our marvelously marvelous series of 10 10 SAT Essay Theme Guides. Make sure to leave a comment with any questions at all! We’re not that scary!  This week’s essay theme is Morality. Morality is, by definition, the very thing that most teenagers lack. We are all evil beings. Essays […]

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Cassidy Mayeda

SAT Essay Theme: Happiness & Work Ethic

Welcome to the second post in our series of 10 SAT Essay Theme Guides. Check back next Tuesday for the third installment. 🙂 Your puppy licking your face when you come home from school, that epic moment with the windows down and the music loud down the freeway, being surrounded by your best friends—you know […]

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Cassidy Mayeda

SAT Essay Theme: Success & Goals

Welcome to the first post in our series of 10 SAT Essay Theme Guides. Check back next Tuesday for the second installment. 🙂 For students who have been asked since they were five years old what they wanted to be when they grow up, success and goals are familiar topics. But does that make them […]

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Cassidy Mayeda

Your SAT Essay Theme Guide: A 10 Post Series

Have you ever read an essay prompt, paused in a moment of soul-aching panic, and realized you have absolutely no idea how to answer it? Or perhaps you’ve never had trouble knowing how to answer the deep philosophic prompts they expect a 17 year old to answer, but you’ve never exactly had “of literary merit” […]

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