As you look for current events for your SAT essay, look for events that connect to many different themes. For example, many people consider environmental stories somewhat predictable: they are often used to show that people are careless. However, can you link environmental concerns to organized crime? What about political tensions and spy technology? The consequences of development are not always predictable. Be sure to note how vulnerable certain species are, but also note ironic situations such as pesticides (fungal) that may result in more pests (insects). Take a look at these two stories and see how many different themes you can identify.