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SAT Essay: Current Event

Link of the Day

Have you ever wished that you could just absorb a process in math class and work problems without having to think about them?  It turns out that plants are able to do math on a chemical level.  Read this article describing how plants use division to stay alive.  At first glance this current event might seem difficult to relate to SAT essay prompts, but don't forget the human element of this story.  What does it mean that scientists can still be surprised by findings?  Did the scientists just say, "Oh, that's nice," and end their inquiries, or did this discovery lead to other potential inquiries?  What reaction do you have to this discovery?

Note: If you use this as an excellent example for your essay, remember that while the British refer to "maths," on American tests you should write "math,"

SAT Question of the Day

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

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