Practice test creates needless work

Stephanie Shaw, Staff Writer

Senior students are submitting applications for colleges and starting their last year of high school.  They don’t need one more thing to worry them like having to take a practice SAT writing test.  Most of us have already taken the SAT and have submitted their scores to colleges.  Why must we take it again?

“Every opportunity to have your writing graded is a good idea,” Assistant Principal Jim Melia said.  “One never stops learning.”

That’s the problem: students are learning all day long and getting ready for tests in their classes. The last thing they need is some random test telling them if they are a good or bad writer.

“It’s overwhelming and kind of ridiculous,” senior Austin McKeever said. “Most of us have already taken the test or are taking it soon and this writing time is completely unnecessary.”