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  1. December 2012 SAT essay prompts

    The December SAT essay prompts (from December 1, 2012) are now publicly available.

    A paraphrase of the four essay prompts follows:
    1. Sometimes leaders become successful by treating other people poorly, which is not good. Prompt: Is it important to consider how nice or polite leaders are?
    2. Many people stubbornly cling to their beliefs. Prompt: Is it good to strongly believe something?
    3. Everybody makes mistakes. Prompt: Should we be forgiving of people's mistakes?
    4. Everything
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  2. Possible in-depth grammar lessons

    Teachers always want to say more; when a student asks a question, the mind of the teacher fills with ideas of ways to impart the information--explanations, diagrams, pairs of contrast and similarities, quiz questions, challenge questions, and the like. But no teacher I know ever has time to exhaust even a single idea. There are always just too many different questions to answer and too many doubts that could arise.

    That said, I thought I might keep a list of the topics I wish to expand ...
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  3. Making changes to the Urch forums

    You may have noticed that I've changed a few things in the forums over the last week or so. The colors are a bit brighter, and I've added some different graphics and emoticons. On the back end, I've been doing a few things as well, but most users won't notice. The back-end work involves looking at moderated threads, complaints about threads, and a few other things like that. Summer was busy for me (as it usually is), so there were a few hundred different things that I needed to look at.
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    Updated 10-14-2011 at 07:57 PM by Erin (Added idea.)

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