SAT Essay on Reality Television Stumps Some

March 16, 2011

The SAT essay normally causes angst for at least some test takers. The March 2011 SAT essay caused a firestorm among those who are not fans of "Jersey Shore" and "Survivor." The topic was reality television, and test takers were asked to discuss whether it is authentic and whether it is a beneficial form of entertainment. The website College Confidential was beset with pages upon pages of complaints from students who don’t watch television, don’t watch reality television, or were prepared for what they thought would be a more academic topic. The College Board’s position is that the essay is a means for students to demonstrate their writing skills, no matter the specific essay topic, and that there was enough information in the essay question to allow a student to respond. It seems the bottom line is flexibility, being able to write a cogent response no matter the specific topic.

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Don’t Let Summer Pass You By!

While many think of the summer as a time to relax, hit the beach and do anything but something academic, summer is the best time to explore potential academic majors and careers. You can learn more about this at your local library. Take advantage of the down time to up your game. You will be glad you did.


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Way Back When College Was a Buyer’s Market

March 31, 2011

Oh to be interested in attending Harvard University in the late 1860s. Harvard and other schools like Vassar and Columbia actually advertised for students in newspapers, and any required frehman entrance exams could be taken on the weekend prior to the start of classes. How… Read More>>

Ni Hao! – NYU to open Shanghai campus

March 27, 2011

New York University announced plans to establish a degree-granting campus in Shanghai. NYU's president was expected to sign an agreement on March 28 with Chinese officials to seal the deal. This move signals a continuing trend for American universities. NYU already has a degree-granting campus… Read More>>



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