Was the May SAT writing curve harsh?

<p>I've looked a lot of past papers and stuff and I have found that the May SAT Writing curve was quite harsh relatively. I just wanted to confirm though.</p>

<p>I saw some other posters from previous tests and most of them got between -6 and -8 and between a 8 and a 10 on the essay and they received around 660. I got -3 and a 8 on the essay (trying to bring that up above 10) and I got a 670. I have a feeling this is very harsh because in the practice tests I usually got -1/-2 and with a predicted 8 essay I got around 750/770.</p>

<p>My search function creates an error so I was unable to find any discussions on the topic, so I apologize.</p>

<p>I'd say it wasn't the nicest curve b/c the writing was easy, but not "harsh"</p>

<p>It wasn't a harsh curve, but it was still kinda bad. I got 3 wrong and a 10 essay for total of 720. In March I got 3 wrong and an 11 essay and got a 750.</p>

<p>I got 1 wrong and a 9 essay - 750</p>

<p>made me angry. if only the 4 guy had agreed with the 5 guy on my essay...</p>

<p>^that sucks! And how did duermomucho get 720??! I got same thing...3 errors = -4 and 10 essay for a 710! </p>

<p>And i wish I made 1 less error, so i'd be at -2 with a 10 essay and get maybe 750</p>

<p>Yup, it's unfortunate that we both got caught at 3 errors = -4 instead of 2 errors = -2. :(</p>

<p>4 erros and 7 essay ( don't know why it's this low)
end up a 640... March test:-7 and essay 10 end up a 670... this reall angers me</p>

<p>4 errors and a 10 essay and I got a 700. BTW I thought my essay absolutely sucked, but I guess I got lucky getting a 10 on it.</p>

<p>I see why many colleges disregard the Writing section - it's ridiculous. Now I just hope that in June I get a 10 essay and -1 or something.</p>

<p>Hmm I got 6 errors=-8 and 10 essay..680</p>

<p>12 essay and 3 wrong = 740</p>


<p>Well based on the Jan Q/A service, yes the May SAT Writing curve was a tad harsh. On the Jan SAT, a 43 raw score and a 9 essay yielded either a 680 or 690. But on the May SAT, it yielded a 660. Darn.</p>

<p>The writing curve was so much harsher than the Jan SAT that when I saw my 76 MC I thought I got two errors instead of the only one.</p>

<p>It might have been a bit harder than previous curves, but not by a drastic amount. The increased difficulty of the curve corresponds to what the ETS considers a decreased difficulty in the test questions.</p>

<p>If one wrong was a 76, it was definitely a harsh curve. But, it has certainly happened before (for example in Jan 2009). Most of the variation in the writing curves has to do with the writing MC section; the different essay questions used for each test only contribute a little to differences in the curves.</p>

<p>Well I know -0MC, 10Essay is an 800W.
And I know -0MC, 9 Essay is not a perfect for the May SAT.</p>

<p>Wow, so many people got around the range of -6 or -7 and with a 10 essay still got around 680. I feel so bad for getting a 670 with a -3 and a 8 essay. Guess they put a lot more emphasis on the essay than I thought.</p>

<p>3Wrong with 1Ommit and 10Essay=700</p>

<p>Not so good...</p>

<p>^What? You mean I got only 20 more points for 3 more MC? That was harsh...</p>

<p>Well a 10 omit and 3 wrong means -14MC. How in the world can a -14 and a 10 essay get a 700? That is absolutely ridiculous.</p>

<p>I reread, I think you might mean 1 omit so that makes it a -5 MC and a 10 essay. That is more like a 700.</p>