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You make a great point, and I’d like to respond to it! It’s true folks, SAT essay graders are NOT allowed to take off points for incorrect information. They’re not checking facts, which means you can tell bald-faced lies as much as you like, and as long as your argument is clear and strong, you can and will still get a high score.
SAT ESSAY GRADING — College Confidential
Gere and Perelman aren’t the only ones who know about the demands placed upon SAT essay graders. Many students do, too. Those with a firm grasp of what time-pressured essay-readers care about—and, to be sure, what things they don’t care about—can increase their chances at a high score by resorting to all sorts of approaches that are, shall we say, less than ideal. For starters, facts don’t just take a back seat when it comes to describing personal experiences on the SAT essay; they don’t matter in general.