Rate my May Practice Essay!

<p>I recently used the prompt from the May SAT (about the benefits of modern technology) as practice for the upcoming SAT. Can you grade mine? It was in done 25 minutes and I initially wrote it out (I didn't type it).</p>

<pre><code> The halt in modern technology progress would only bring about subtle and temporary benefits; eventually, man would not be satisfied without his own advancement. Although many people today resist modern conveniences, they can not afford to resist modern necessities. People will miss their previous standard of living and wish to invent again to make their lives easier. The need for constant and appropriate technological advancement is evident in Ayn Rand's Anthem and Truman's decision to drop the atomic bomb.

<p>In Anthem, Ayn Rand creates a futuristic society where all previous knowledge of modern technology is discarded. Equality 7-252, the main character and member of the society, quickly notices the drawbacks of this change. He is banned by the Town Council to think, create, and discover for it may lead to unwanted development. Therefore, individuals in the society become monotonous; everyone lives a colorless life without challenging human capabilities. Equality dares, however, to recreate the light bulb to improve the quality of life, as candles are inconvenient. Unfortunately, this discovery leads to his exile and his powerful and beneficial knowledge goes wasted. Ayn Rand wanted to convey to her readers that advancement, although sometimes harmful and protested, fosters creativity, individualism, partnership, and ultimate satisfaction.</p>

<p>On a larger scale, history offers the same explanation. During World War II, Truman inherited the graved decision to either drop the atomic bomb or continue a strenuous war effort that could entail thousands of more casualties. The revelation of the atomic bomb did indeed depict a significant event in the course of technology. However, was its benefits justified? Truman believed that the United States could no longer fight war with past technologies. He needed an innovative solution that could prevent American losses, provide a quick exit to war, and project a message of America's great dominance. Although historians dispute ad nauseam whether it was necessary to unleash such a powerful force, Truman believed it was in America's greatest interest to advance.</p>

<p>Modern technology, like telephones, computers, and television, does in fact make life easier. Although many decide to shy away from its power, some advancements can not be ignored, or halted. For, they are the fruits of man's great existence, his curiosity, and his undeniable capacity.</p>

<p>12-11. Looks like you went over the 25 min limit. If you reproduce this tomarrow you will get a 12.</p>

<p>Okay thanks for the response. I honestly wrote it in 25 minutes - theres no need to cheat myself.</p>