The Culture of The SAT

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Elizabeth Kolbert began to study for the SAT and found that achieving a perfect score is much more difficult than she could have anticipated. She reported that her “anxiety level was soaring.” As the year went on, she “started to panic.”


Serena Candelaria is a Rumpus intern, and a self-proclaimed fiction addict. This summer, she worked at 29th Street Publishing and began writing a novella. She is currently a senior at Yale, where she studies Literature. More from this author →