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Link of the Day

Prepare for the SAT essay by becoming an expert on a few stories.  For most stories you want to know the 5Ws: who, what, where, when, and why.  Some current events are missing the "why," but that doesn't mean that you cannot use them.  Take a look at this article.  Scientists don't know why sea lion pups are struggling to survive.  Sometimes not having the full story can make a great support for your argument.

Suppose that you want to use this article to support the idea that people should take better care of the environment,  You could argue that we don't know how our wastefulness might affect the world until it is too late.

Suppose that you want to argue the opposite: environmentalists are creating more problems and overlooking more important issues. You could argue that people are throwing off the balance of nature and creating overpopulation by trying to rescue pups that would not survive on their own.

How could you use this article to support a position on the following SAT essay prompts?

Is the world changing for the better?  Can knowledge be a burden rather than a benefit?  Has today's abundance of information only made it more difficult to understand the world around us?

SAT Question of the Day

The SAT question of the day is a Sentence Completion Question that has already been addressed on this blog: click here to see an explanation.

ACT Question of the Day

The ACT question of the day is a Reading Question that has already been addressed on this blog: click here to see an explanation.

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