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What's a good score on an SAT essay?

daisies21daisies21 Posts: 10Registered User New Member
edited April 2010 in SAT Preparation
I got back my March SAT scores, and I did well in writing (770) but only got a 9 on the essay. This is weird for me because I'm typically a good writer. What is considered to be a good score for an SAT essay? I am looking at Ivy League and other prestigious schools, so what kind of scores do they expect, and do I need to retake the SAT just for the essay?
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Replies to: What's a good score on an SAT essay?

  • jerrry4445jerrry4445 Posts: 2,741Registered User Senior Member
    a good score would be 10+. Although you're a good writer, the essay grading is subjective. The graders don't grade it properly. They skim and read for like 2-3 min and move on. So, don't evaluate your writing based on a score of a 9.

    really, a 770 is good enough.
  • I VI V Posts: 845Registered User Member
    A 10, 11, and 12 are 99th percentile on the essay.
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