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Pencils down: Major colleges drop essay test requirement

The SAT and ACT essay tests began with fanfare in 2005, a bid to assess the writing chops of college-bound students under the pressure of a clock. Now, many colleges say time's up for those exams. (Pr... read more

Pencils down: Major colleges stop requiring essay test for admission

One by one, major schools ... reads the essay that yielded the score (colleges can view them) when she wants to know more about an applicant. “It’s actually a very good test,” she said. But the univer... read more

SAT overhaul to make essay optional, end penalty for wrong answers

In a major ... college entrance exam, students starting in 2016 will no longer be required to write an essay, will not be penalized for wrong answers and will not be able to freely use calculators. Th... read more

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Pencils down: Major colleges drop essay test requirement

The SAT and ACT essay tests began with fanfare in 2005, a bid to assess the writing chops of college-bound students under the pressure of a clock. Now, many colleges say time’s up for those exams. Wit... read more

Major colleges drop essay test requirement

One by one, major schools ... sometimes reads the essay that yielded the score (colleges can view them) when she wants to know more about an applicant. "It's actually a very good test," she said. But ... read more



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