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Teen Literature Conference gives young writers opportunities

A Book Genie describes and recommends novels for a teenage reader. Teen Lit Con also displays a wall of sticky notes in the Exhibit Hall with readers' favorite titles.

Kate Schneider

May 4, 2019

Junior Svea Bleske said high school students have little to no time to focus on writing due to the work and stress that comes along with school and the Teen Literature Conference is a way for students to set aside time. “As a student, I haven’t been writing as much due to normal schoolwork and...

Writing portion of ACT and SAT tests no longer required

Senior Natalie Aune studies for the writing portion of the ACT. Many colleges recently dropped their ACT/SAT writing section requirement and now accept graded high school essays in its place.

Ethan Meisler

October 9, 2018

According to the seniors’ guidance counselor Heidi Cosgrove, one reason colleges no longer require the ACT and SAT essay is due to the tests being fairly new and uninformative. “I think one of the reasons it has been optional by some schools is that it is such a subjective measurement. Colleges ...

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