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Do colleges have to see my SAT essay score with superscoring?

Will the colleges see the essay score if I only want to superscore the non-essay portions? Low essay score on first SAT test and also not taking the essay portion on the second SAT test...
03 May, 22:52 ericndia1
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Will colleges superscore between new SATs with and without essays?

If I take the new SAT with the essay and then take it again without the essay can colleges still superscore it?
03 May, 22:30 ericndia1
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Do essay scores have to be sent to colleges with the test score?

When I send a college my SAT score is the essay score automatically sent with it? I would rather only send the test score to colleges that don't require or recommend the essay as they are higher than the essay score of my test. Also is the essay super scored with the other 2 sections?
04 Apr, 21:22 Gandalf20001
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SAT with Essay

I took the new SAT with essay and got a 1410...I plan to take it again in March. My goal is to get at least 1500. How important is it to take the SAT with essay? Would you recommend I check with each school on my target list to see if essay is required or should I assume they will want to see the es...
30 Jan, 19:05 laurenwillett11
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Superscore Between SAT With and Without Esssay?

I am applying to three schools that require the sat with essay: Duke, Rice, and Dartmouth. I did very well when I took the test in october. I got a 1420, but it was without the essay. When I took it again in november WITH the essay, I only got a 1270. Is there any way that these schools could consid...
12 Dec '16, 16:39 Laura_PrepSc...521
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SAT Essay Weighting for Different Majors?

Does weightage on our performance in the essay depend on the stream that I wish to pursue? For example, if a student wishes to study Engineering or math, do they pay less attention to his/her essay score? (given that you don't need to be great at essay writing to be a good engineer) On the other han...
21 Nov '16, 10:05 Laura_PrepSc...521
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SAT Essay Examples - All 3 Types of Techniques?

I'm confused about the things I need to analyse. Do I need to focus on all three of the things-evidence, reasoning, and style- the author might use, or can I focus on two of these things?
21 Nov '16, 09:53 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Is it necessary to use American English in the SAT/ACT and College Application essay?

In India we typically use British English while writing; for example, colour instead of color or humour instead of humor. Which style do we use while writing SAT/ACT essays and college application essays on the CommonApp? I'm a student from India and I'll be applying to US universities in a few year...
04 Nov '16, 12:02 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Where can I find good evidence for the SAT essay?

Can anyone recommend some book plots or events in history that can be used for a variety of SAT essay prompts? My last SAT I scored a 10/12 which I'm happy with, but I'm pretty sure that was largely due to the fact that I had perfect examples for the prompt. My writing is there but I just find it so...
21 Jun '16, 13:25 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Do essay on SAT or not?

I already have done the SAT once with a 1340 score, which was above my goal. However, I got a bad score on the essay section. Now I am going to redo the sat in October. None of the schools I've looked at require the SAT essay, but I am still deciding which schools to apply to. Should I take the SAT...
20 Jun '16, 18:36 Laura_PrepSc...521
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How important is vocabulary in the SAT essay?

I've been using a book to help with my SAT prep and I noticed that their top essay example includes some high level vocabulary. I'm aiming for a high score in the essay, but my vocabulary isn't that strong. Will this prevent me from getting a high score?
14 Jun '16, 09:17 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Can I switch to SAT with Essay on test day?

I mistakenly registered for just the SAT instead of the SAT with Essay. I didn't realize this until my test date, so I talked to the supervisor and he gave me permission to write the essay. Should I be worried that my test won't be scored because my registration doesn't match what I actually took?
10 Jun '16, 14:30 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Does spelling matter on the SAT Essay?

I have been practicing SAT essay timing, and noticed that my spelling is really bad when I go back to review. How much can misspelling words lower my essay score? Should I try to use simple words that I know I can spell correctly?
28 May '16, 15:29 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Do colleges care about the new SAT essay?

I’m not a great writer, so I opted to register for the SAT without the essay. Now I’m worried about how this decision will affect me when it comes to applying to colleges. Generally speaking, will colleges care more if I don't do the essay, or if I do poorly on it? Will they really care about the e...
18 May '16, 01:11 satstudentx1
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Can I hide my SAT essay score from colleges?

If a college does not require me to give them my essay score, but I took the SAT with essay and my essay marks are bad, can I hide just the essay score?
12 May '16, 10:15 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Does PrepScholar have SAT essay graders?

Hi, I need an SAT essay grader to quickly give me a score. Does PrepScholar offer such a service? And if so, for how much?
10 May '16, 13:36 Laura_PrepSc...521
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New SAT - How will my essay score affect my composite?

I’ll be taking the SAT with Essay next week and I have a questions about scoring. I got a 1290 on my more recent practice test, but this is without the essay. How many points could the essay potentially add to my score?
06 May '16, 11:16 Laura_PrepSc...521
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What to put for Kon-Tiki recommendation letter scholarship?

Hi, I need to fill out this application for the Kon-Tiki scholarship. See here But I have no idea what to write in the second part of page 2, where we need to have a doctor write a letter of recommendation. What exactly does a doctor have to write? My school nurse told me to just say that I have no ...
02 May '16, 15:09 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Will Inconsistent SAT Essay Examples Cause a Lower Score?

In my introduction, I mentioned "the civil rights movement in the 20th century," but then I talked about the French Revolution instead as an example. Do you think this will have a negative affect on my essay score?
21 Apr '16, 12:39 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Unfinished SAT Essay Leading to Lower Score?

Do unfinished essays cause the essay readers to lower your score? I ran out of time on my last SAT, and while I think most of my essay was excellent, I wasn't able to complete it.
11 Apr '16, 16:42 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Is the ACT essay different from the SAT essay?

I've already taken the SAT three times, but I also plan on taking the ACT to make sure I'm not missing out on a higher score. Is the ACT essay a lot different from the SAT essay, or are they pretty comparable? If there are major differences, how should I adjust my approach/practice methods to make s...
30 Mar '16, 12:11 Laura_PrepSc...521
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How important are the old SAT writing and essay?

I got back my January makeup SAT which I took Feb 27. This is the second SAT I have taken and I got these scores: Math: 800 Reading: 800 Writing: 680 Essay: 8 This test was better in every score compared to my first test (except the essay which was a 9) and I was ecstatic in seeing them. After doi...
21 Mar '16, 17:58 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Can I use my old SAT essay scores if I take the new SAT?

I took the old SAT with essay and scored a 10 both times. I'm happy with these 10's and don't want to relearn the new SAT essay style. Can I take the new SAT without the essay and report my old SAT essay scores with it?
21 Mar '16, 16:34 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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What happens to my essay score if I don't finish in time?

I got through the intro, and about 1 3/4 body paragraphs of my essay (I was planning on having 2 body paragraphs and a conclusion). I've never been a very fast writer, but I've always been a good one. I definitely believe that the quality was good, but what can I expect if the quantity just wasn't t...
16 Mar '16, 16:02 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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My school isnt offering the essay. What should I do?

I plan on applying to a variety of competitive schools, and from what I have heard, although the essay may be optional, it should be taken to prove that you are a competitive student. My school has said they won't be offering the SAT with Essay due to time constraints. Should I opt out of the school...
07 Mar '16, 21:33 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k

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