Panel of Experts

Karl Schellscheidt

SAT Prep Expert

  • BSE, Princeton University '90
  • M.A., Secondary Education Seton Hall University '93
  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School '00

Fred Hargadon

Dean of Admission

  • Swarthmore College
    (1964-1969)
  • Stanford University
    (1969-1984)
  • Princeton University
    (1988-2003)

Don Betterton

Financial Aid Expert

  • Director of Financial Aid, Princeton University (1973-2006)
  • Certified College Planner
  • Principal, Betterton College Planning

Seamus Malin

Admission Expert

  • Harvard University
    Dir. of Financial Aid
    (1966-1977)
    Asst. Dean of Admission
    (1977-1987)
    International Office Director
    (1987-2002)

How to Score the SAT Essay: The SAT Essay Rubric

Essay   Writing   SAT
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eprep test prep videoWe’ve discussed a lot on ePrep in prior posts about the new SAT Writing section it’s now mandatory component, the essay. To catch up on the topic, be sure to go back and read and watch our prior posts.

Today, I’d like to give you the actual essay “rubric” that’s used to score the SAT essay. Remember, your essay will be individually read by two qualified essay readers. Based on several factors, described in rubric below, your essay will earn a score between 1 and 6. (more…)