Below are essay prompts from the most recent SAT administration in December 5, 2015.

Prompt 1

Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and the assignment below.
We all need role models to look up to and heroes to admire. Whether through their excellence on the playing field, the courage they show performing extraordinary feats, or the self-sacrifice they demonstrate helping others, heroes provide us with examples of the best that humanity can achieve. But admiring role models or heroes unquestioningly is dangerous because they are only human and will ultimately fail in some way or another, and in doing so they will betray the trust we have placed in them.

Assignment: Is it dangerous to look up to role models and heroes? Plan and write an essay in which you develop your point of view on this issue. Support your position with reasoning and examples taken from your reading, studies, experience, or observations.

Prompt 2

Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and the assignment below.
Originality is widely regarded as an extremely valuable attribute. People are praised for the originality of their ideas in a wide range of endeavors, from the arts to politics to science. For the same reason, people are criticized for failing to be original. But the belief that originality is something to be prized above all else is a misguided one. Most of the best ideas have already been thought of, and we ignore them at our own peril.

Assignment: Is originality overrated? Plan and write an essay in which you develop your point of view on this issue. Support your position with reasoning and examples taken from your reading, studies, experience, or observations.

Prompt 3

Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and the assignment below.
Most people would say that there is a clear difference between right and wrong. But, according to some, the idea that there is such a thing as absolute right or absolute wrong is misguided. Most of the time, what is right and what is wrong must be determined more by context than by the application of absolute rules. What is right in one situation may be wrong in another, just as what is wrong in one context may be perfectly appropriate in another.

Assignment: Do the notions of right and wrong depend more on the situation than on absolute principles? Plan and write an essay in which you develop your point of view on this issue. Support your position with reasoning and examples taken from your reading, studies, experience, or observations.

Prompt 4

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