Every year, the SAT reduces more than a few teenage test-takers to tears. But few questions on the so-called Big Test appear to have provoked more anxious chatter–at least in this era of texting and online comment streams and discussion threads–than an essay prompt in some versions of the SAT administered last Saturday in which students were asked to opine on reality television, reports the New York Times.

“This is one of those moments when I wish I actually watched TV,” one test-taker wrote on Saturday on the web site College Confidential, under the user name “littlepenguin.”

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Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.


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