Personal Experience Sat Essay
If the scores of the two readers differ by more than a point, a third grader is brought in (this rarely happens).
You know the ancient saying–if you want to pass the test, you need to understand the grader. Carry on.) These readers read your essay thoroughly and, based on a number of criteria, assign your essay a score out of 6.
Or better yet, wouldn’t it be nice to know how your essay will be scored? (Note: “interweb” is a slang term, and you probably shouldn’t use it in your essay.
But the exam itself is brutally bad, an example of the limits of testing articulated by sociologist William Bruce Cameron, “Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted, counts.” At its inception in 2005, it is a timed, handwritten essay, written from a prompt following a short reading that raises an “issue.” Outside research is forbidden.
It asks students to produce writing under conditions they would never face in the real world.