To be honest, I don’t recall having to write an essay for the SAT when I was in high school.
Changes in the annual test that millions of students take will do away with some vocabulary words such as “prevaricator” and “sagacious” in favor of words more commonly used in school and on the job.
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College Board officials said Wednesday the update — the first since 2005 — is needed to make the exam better representative of what students study in high school and the skills they need to succeed in college and afterward. The test should offer “worthy challenges, not artificial obstacles,” said College Board President David Coleman at an announcement event in Austin, Texas.
The new exam will be rolled out in 2016, so this year’s ninth graders will be the first to take it, in…
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