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The new SAT essay is optional.

In 50 minutes, you'll be required to read a text and write a logical, well-constructed analysis of the author's argument. The thing to remember here is that College Board is not asking you for your opinion on a topic or a text. Your essay will be an objective analysis of a speech or argument.

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SAT Essay Samples from Official SAT Study Guide

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SAT Essay Samples from Kaplan 12 Practice Tests for the SAT

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SAT Essay Samples from Barron's Writing Workbook for the New SAT

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