NOTE: If submitting an official score report is a financial hardship, Princeton will continue to review applications with self-reported scores, verified by a school official such as a guidance counselor, college counselor, teacher or dean.
To submit your graded written paper, choose one of the following options: Option 1.
You must effectively describe your idea, communicate examples in a clear and rational manner, and use standard language.
In essence, the point of the essay is to see how effectively you can express and support your opinion regarding a question that has no clear right or wrong answer.
You can see examples of essays that received scores of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 here.
Bear in mind that this calculator is based only on the 13 past curves that have been released—what you're getting is an educated guess.
Here’s what the College Board (the makers, administrators, and graders of the SAT) has to say: An essay in this category demonstrates very little or no mastery, and is severely flawed by ONE OR MORE of the following weaknesses: As long as you write on the topic given in the assignment, the lowest score you can receive is a 2.
However, remember that essays not written on the topic are given a score of 0.
This feature is official, approved by College Board and only available for Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy.
Khan Academy is completely free, and offers prep for the other math and English sections as well.