When hit with a yes/no SAT essay topic...

<p>...has anyone else been tempted to just write "Yes." or "No." ?</p>

<p>You should literally say "yes" or "no" then, but make sure to make the thesis clear (restate it afterward). It doesn't matter how you answer the thesis as long as it addresses the question and is coherent. To answer the question, yes, I have been tempted to write "yes" or "no," but not to <em>just</em> write it. I always extend my answer with a statement.</p>