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In my previous post , I introduced some of background issues surrounding the new SAT essay. To be sure, the colleges that require the essay are likely to draw many applicants enrolled in AP Comp as juniors, but there will still undoubtedly be tens of thousands of students sitting for the SAT essay who are not enrolled in AP Comp, or whose schools do not even offer that class. And then there will be students who are enrolled in AP Comp as juniors but who spend class talking in small groups with their classmates and not ever being taught about rhetorical analysis. Based on my own experience tutoring AP Comp, I suspect that many students fall into that last category. What sort of value is there in asking so many students to write an essay that they are totally unprepared to write?
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Along with Princeton, Yale, and Stanford, Harvard was one of the last holdouts to require that students submit this component. I wrote a series of critiques of the redesigned essay when the new test was first rolled out, and I still believe that it is deeply problematic — I think colleges are justified in viewing it with suspicion. At the same time, however, I believe that there are very compelling reasons for schools to continue requiring some sort of writing sample completed under proctored conditions.