Cracking the essay

<p>Most of you have probably heard of Les Perelman's SAT "hack" if you will... and if not, here is his advice to score a 10+ using irrelevant knowledge in your essay: <a href="http://www.actoutagainstsat.com/essay-tips.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.actoutagainstsat.com/essay-tips.pdf&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>My question is, has anyone followed Perelman's tips religiously when taking the SAT, and if so, what was your score? Obviously there are risks involved with putting nonsense in an essay, but have you successfully recreated it?</p>

<p>For the most part, he points are solid. Basically every 10-12 has those elements. Just brush up on some historical/lit/art examples for you essay. Fill the 2 pages, use comftrable words not just big words and you get the picture.</p>

<p>One key point that I agree with on this especially is the fabrication part. I used to think that fabricating examples would cost you alot of points. There is actually no way for them to find out nor do they care unless you blatanlty writing things like Obama was the first president. Thats too far. But as long as you use vague examples like made up books and you can develop your argument with it, it should help. I made up examples on test day and I got an 11.</p>

<p>Right on!</p>

<p>I am a strong writing student, my AP English teacher who has been an AP essay grader usually gives me a 7-8 (out of 9) on essays.</p>

<p>I just don't want to think about the essay and have needless stress if I don't need to worry.</p>

<p>I guess I just won't plan, but write a strong intro, try my best (without killing myself), but have length and quality vocab :)</p>

<p>Basically the author is advising us to BS a 2 page article and it's a guarantee 8+?</p>

<p>True?</p>