Fourteen-year-old Milo Beckman, dubbed a prodigy and a student at arguably the best specialized math and science secondary school in the country, will be one of those test takers, but with a trick up his sleeve. He’s cracked the code to getting a higher score on the essay portion of the infamous SATs.
Milo wanted to test the research of Les Perelman, the director of the undergraduate writing program at MIT, who found that the longer the SAT essay, the better the grade. According to CollegeBoard.com, the essays, added to the test in 2005, are graded not for their individual qualities but for the general impression they give the reader
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