Common SAT Essay Mistakes – Setup Disease

The following essay was submitted by a longtime reader who was wondering why she received a 9. This is a real SAT-graded essay that illustrates one of the most common mistakes students make. First, the prompt – Should we complain to get what we want?: Now the essay (in case you want to see the […]

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Q&A with a Former MIT Admissions Officer

In the course of my day job, I had the pleasure of meeting a former MIT Admissions Officer who’s now an engineer. Nevertheless, I took every spare opportunity to grill him about the admissions process at MIT. Some of his answers were not only eye-opening but controversial. Keep in mind that this is just one […]

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