Practice Sat Essay Prompts

Note that you are NOT being asked to present your own views on the subject.Make sure you that you respond to the specific instructions and support your analysis with relevant reasons and/or examples.The Issue Essay of the GRE requires you to present your opinion on the provided topic.

In the United States and Western Europe, the amount of light in the sky increases an average of about 6% every year.

Computer images of the United States at night, based on NASA photographs, show that what was a very dark country as recently as the 1950s is now nearly covered with a blanket of light.

Even the northern lake where I was lucky to spend my summers has seen its darkness diminish.7 It doesn’t have to be this way.

Light pollution is readily within our ability to solve, using new lighting technologies and shielding existing lights.

1 At my family’s cabin on a Minnesota lake, I knew woods so dark that my hands disappeared before my eyes.

I knew night skies in which meteors left smoky trails across sugary spreads of stars.

You will have 30 minutes to plan and compose a response in which you analyze the passage according to specific instructions.

"A new medical test that allows the early detection of a particular disease will prevent the deaths of people all over the world who would otherwise die from the disease.

by more than one point, then a third grader grades the essay, providing a score which is then doubled to compute the final composite score.

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