A complete compilation of real SAT essay prompts administered historically by the College Board for different test periods.
- Prompts: October 2014 – June 2015
- Prompts: October 2013 – June 2014
- Prompts: October 2012 – June 2013
- Prompts: October 2011 – June 2012
- Prompts: October 2010 – June 2011
- Prompts: October 2009 – June 2010
- Prompts: October 2008 – June 2009
- Prompts: October 2007 – June 2008
- Prompts: October 2006 – June 2007
- Prompts:_March 2005 – June 2006
SAT essay prompts contain a first part which is a passage or quote, followed by a second part which is the assignment.
For practice, you could write an entire essay on one of the prompts, or you could identify one historical, one literary, and one current event example that could be useful for each prompt. If you have taken a course at our center, you will remember that you should research and memorize 5 literary, 5 historical, and 5 current event examples on a variety of topics before you walk into the test. This strategy saves you valuable time and ensures your examples are detailed, accurate, and original.
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