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I find that the majority of points lost on essays seem to be for argument construction, not for basic writing skills.  My opinion is that if a test taker spends enough time crafting his or her argument, the essay score will be higher.  So to help my students prepare for the writing portion of the SAT we spend most of our time outlining arguments, rather than actually writing essays... read more

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If you could go back in time and give your younger self one piece of academic or professional advice, what would it be? Learn to really listen. When I say "listen," I mean: take the time to hear an idea or concept, think about it, and be willing to change your mind. Why is this important in academics and professional trajectories? I'll give you a few examples. In school, I was... read more