SAT Questions and Answers Model Paper-3 Important Questions Section a

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Section - A

Time - 25 minutes


  • The essay gives you an opportunity to show how effectively you can develop and express ideas. You should, therefore, take care to develop your point of view, present your ideas logically and clearly, use language precisely.
  • Your essay must be written on this line provided on your answer sheet- you will receive no other paper on which to write. You will have enough space if you write on every line, avoid wide margins, and you keep your handwriting to a reasonable size. Remember that people who are not familiar with your handwriting will read what you write. Try to write or print so that what you are writing is legible to those readers.

Important reminders:

  • A pencil is required for essay. An essay written is ink will receive a score is zero.
  • Do not write your essay in your test book. You will receive credit only for what you write on your answer sheet.
  • An off-topic essay will receive a score of zero.
  • If your essay does not reflect your original and individual work, your test scores may be canceled.
  • You have twenty-five minutes to write an essay on the topic assigned below.
  • Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and the assignment below.
  • Common sense suggests an obvious division between the past and present, between history and current events. In many cases, however, this boundary is not clear-cut because earlier events are not locked away in the past. Events from history remain alive through people՚s memories and through books, films, and other media. For both individual and groups, incidents from the past continue to influence the present – sometimes positively and sometimes negatively.

Assignment: Do incidents from the past continue to influence the present? Plan and write an essay in which you develop your point of view on this issue. Support your position with reasoning and examples taken from your reading, studies, experience, or observations.