Friday, May 06, 2005

You can't spell "essay" without "easy"

It appears that the much-vaunted essay on the new SAT is pretty much useless as far as assessing writing or critical-thinking skills. According to an MIT researcher, the longer the essay, the higher the score, even when the longer essay contains factual errors. I can't wait to try and teach writing to students whose previous exposure to expository writing was entirely oriented to writing SAT essays.


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