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How is the essay in the new SAT different?

Students will have 50 minutes to complete their essay. They will no longer be asked to agree or disagree or to write about their personal experience for the given topic.

The SAT Essay will no longer be required for everyone who takes the SAT; individual colleges and universities will determine whether they require SAT Essay scores from prospective students. The three SAT Essay scores will be separate from the other scores on the test.