College Board has published the essay prompts from the October 6, 2012 administration of the SAT.

Here they are in shorter, simpler language:

  1. SAT Essay Prompt #1: To what extent should people be concerned about people in their own countries vs. people in other countries?
  2. SAT Essay Prompt #2: When people excel in something, does their success benefit everybody?
  3. SAT Essay Prompt #3: Is it more important to study history than the present?
  4. SAT Essay Prompt #4: Is creativity important?

Did anybody take this test? Or write an essay on one of these topics? If you post your essay here in the next week, I'll personally read it, give feedback, and score it.